Lovely setting, amazing-looking cakes and lovely salads & pasta. If you’re a tea-lover, all the better – it’s full of wonderful, exotic tea blends from around the world.
The coffee is also good: I would say light, but full favoured with a hint of roast nuts. Decently priced too. Friendly staff completes the package.
Others **** (food, tea…)
Quite a find in an area known for ‘variable’ quality and tourist traps, this is a fantastic coffee shop – fabulous, comfy sofas, quirky but elegant decor, and excellent coffee. I completely forgive the above-average prices, given the rents in this area. Worth seeking out if you’re in Covent Garden or at the Royal Opera or a theatre nearby. You might even catch a famous face from the surrounding stages.
Coffee **** (great tobacco flavours, though I needed 2 sugars!)
Quaint meets contemporary in this coffee, tea and tiffin shop at the end of the Strand. Own blend of coffee, but faintly disappointing – not thick and sticky as it could be.
But then, that’s my taste. It is very nice coffee, and with decent seating downstairs (only a few seats upstairs) and friendly staff, it’s a nice spot. They’re also on twitter: http://twitter.com/GetCoffee1
Coffee *** (maybe more…)
Service **** smiley!
Others: great snacks and teas
Modern, clean, functional (think Alessi design or, if you’re being unkind, IKEA) sandwich and coffee shop at the Ludgate / Blackfriars end of Fleet Street, this does a nice, short Italian style espresso. Seven tables and some window seats, and a light interior make this a nice, if not exactly comfortable, place to pause. Friendly staff.