Review: Kin Cafe, Fitzrovia

Looking like a high-end Japanese restaurant, Kin is actually a pretty cool café based on Foley Street just down from another excellent café, The Attendant. This area has a number of cool eateries with lots of al fresco seating. Coffee – 5/5 Great coffee at a decent price. Lovely deep flavours and a smooth foam.…

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Review: Reynolds, Fitzrovia

I’m from up north where we do large portions, so I was a little wary of Reynolds, which describes itself as a small-portion cafe with a grazing menu. I like to graze and pick, but I’m also aware that many places use this to charge more for less. Which way would Reynolds go? With a…

Review: The Attendant, Fitzrovia

These days you have to do something pretty different to stand out in London’s crowded cafe market, so it’s no surprise to find coffee shops popping up in unusual locations. For example, The Attendant has been cunningly fitted into the shell of a Victorian gents’ toilet just off Great Titchfield Street. Using the old urinals…

Review: Tap Coffee, Warren Street

Tottenham Court Road is not somewhere you’d expect to find high quality independent coffee, despite its length and variety of outlets. However, right at the top end between Warren Street and Goodge Street is Tap Coffee. Not that you’d know that it’s called this, as it has no name choosing only to identify itself by…

Review: The Old Dairy Café, Fitrovia

Sometimes you want a cafe that isn’t about being super cool or at the cutting edge of coffee technology. Sometimes you want somewhere that is comfy and friendly and somewhere you can relax in. Normally, these types of cafes are found in London’s little suburbs or commuter towns. However, slap bang in the middle of…

Review: Lantana Cafe, Fitzrovia

Mini chains among cafes are becoming quite the trend in London. Three seems to the be perfect number where the owners can still manage each cafe’s details without things getting away from them. Some of these chains go for the duplicate route, essentially opening the same café in different locations; others tailor each venue to…

Review: Kaffeine, Fitzrovia

Kaffeine is one of the big players in the central London coffee scene. It’s hugely active on social media, always busy and has a great spot on Great Titchfield Street – an area itself which is fast becoming a must-do street for all things gastronomic. They were one of the first cafes to contact me…