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Summary

“Securing a chair is like fighting for a life-jacket on the Titanic (and worth it!)”, say fans of these funky cafés with “always good” coffee, plus high-quality sarnies and pastries.

£48
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Consistently terrific coffee”, and “wonderful sarnies, pastries and cakes” distinguish these “quirky, if not comfy” cafés; Somerset House is its most striking outlet, and the tiny Soho ones are good too – South Ken seems more of a “rip off”, with staff who are “too cool to care”.

£32
Average
Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “faintly chaotic” small chain, which offers “delicious bits and bobs”, as well as “decent-value wines” and excellent coffee; the “magical” Somerset House location, with its high-ceilinged setting, is perhaps the one most actively worth seeking out.

£34
Good
Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A brilliant little chain”, whose artfully “scruffy” Soho origins are somewhat at odds with the “light and airy” branch in Somerset House; all are “bustling and fun”, serving “outstanding coffee, sandwiches and cake”, plus other “well-sourced” bites, and “interesting” wines.

£33
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

11 pm
Opening hours

Last orders: 11 pm

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