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Summary

£34
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A special place”“frozen in time and all the better for it” – this atmospheric Soho institution defies caffeine fashion and is as perfect a location for a cup of coffee today as it was when it opened in 1949. It operates 24/7 – and don’t even think of bringing your laptop...

Summary

£34
    £
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A special place”“frozen in time and all the better for it” – this atmospheric Soho institution defies caffeine fashion and is as perfect a location for a cup of coffee today as it was when it opened in 1949. It operates 24/7 – and don’t even think of bringing your laptop...

Summary

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

“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.

Summary

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

“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!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
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
Monday7 am‑5 am
Tuesday7 am‑5 am
Wednesday7 am‑5 am
Thursday7 am‑5 am
Friday7 am‑5 am
Saturday7 am‑12 am
Sunday7 am‑12 am

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