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.


Free Word Cafe, 60 Farringdon Road.

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Small and new, this cafe is not obvious, on the ground floor of an office block. However it does a great little Illy and, with 4 tables inside and 4 outside, offers some respite from the noisy road. Very Italian.

Coffee ****
Environment ***