Review: Flat White, Soho

One of the first of the ‘third wave’ coffee shops (they’re not cafes, you know) in London, this antipodean venue is a Soho favourite and inspiration for many imitators. Opened in 2005, it fast became a hub for Australians and New Zealanders. These days, you can still here the odd twang of an accent from…

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Review: Bar Italia, Soho

While the modernisation, and some might say the sanitisation, of Soho continues there are some hold outs that we all hope will remain on the once grimy and seedy streets – Garlic and Shots, Trisha’s, Ronnie Scott’s and Bar Italia to name a few. Bar Italia, a small cafe on Frith Street, has been serving…

Review: Rapha Cycle Club, Soho

Some cafes have a background theme, such as circus or cardigans. These are displayed through nice little touches here and there or in a name. Rapha Cycle Club, as the name suggests, also has a theme – but this is not in the background, this is very much in the forefront. In fact, you could…

Review: Foxcroft & Ginger, Soho

Seedy Soho seems to be a thing of the past these days. Berwick Street, with its market, cloth stores and sex shops, has had a bit of rejuvenation recently. While the market is still there, it’s now selling artisan breads and wraps. Some of the sex shops have been closed down and the unit on…

Review: Flat Planet, Soho

About I love a good pun, so Flat Planet gets points for not only having a pun on the famous flat whites of Down Under but also doubling down on the word play by serving flat bread pizzas. This café, set at the top of the recently revived Carnaby Street on the edges of Soho,…

Review: Nude Espresso, Soho

About Nude Espresso is a name that should be familiar to coffee lovers across London. Although they only have two actual cafes, they supply their Brick Lane roasted coffee to 16 cafes including one of my local favourites, The Haberdashery in Crouch End. Their Soho café, which I am reviewing today, is perfectly situated in…

Review: Cafe El Buen Gusto, Soho

About To start my blog, I thought I’d go to the heart of the matter and the social hub of London – Soho. In recent years, Soho hasn’t quite been the centre of cafe life that it should have been but things are changing. I decided to visit a little Portuguese cafe on Frith Street.…