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Summary

“Still the best espresso in the capital”, say fans of this 24/7 veteran, now in its 70th year and little changed, and where posing elbow-to-elbow with other late night denizens of Soho, or squeezing in to watch Italian footie, is a London rite of passage. There are light bites, but they aren’t the point.

£32
    £
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Legendary”, “open-all-hours” haunt redolent of post-War Soho, whose basic interior is “pleasantly untouched” by the passage of years. “You don’t go for the food, but for the coffee and the buzz” and for “an institution that’s a one-off. May it never, ever go!”

£32
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“When in London, I just HAVE to go for my espresso fix!” – this legendary Italian pitstop in the heart of Soho is “not the absolute best for coffee, nor the best for service, but still the winner on ambience, style and history”, and rammed at all hours.

£32
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Bringing a little bit of Italia to our streets since time immemorial” – a tiny Soho legend serving up “the best coffee in London and great people-watching”, 24/7.

£28
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
22

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £52.50

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£8.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.50
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
22 Frith St, London, W1D 4RF
Opening hours

all day till open 24 hours, Sun 3 am
Last orders: open 24 hours, Sun 4 am

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