Syal, 85 Charterhouse St, EC1M 6HJ (nr Farringdon)


Decent Turkish cafe-restaurant. Good value food & drink, and surprisingly nice espresso too. (I didn’t try the Turkish coffee.)

Coffee ****
Environment ***
Others – good Turkish food (think kebabs), alcoholic drinks.


John Charlick Foods, Gray’s Inn Road (nr Chancery Lane tube)


Some of the freshest lunch food I’ve seen in this little cafe on Gray’s Inn near the junction with Theobald’s Road. Only two small tables outside (and a collapsible bench inside) but they serve a great little coffee.

Coffee ****
Environment **
Food ****