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Renowned round-the-clock Italian espresso bar
Soho's (and possibly London's) defining coffee bar is as close in atmosphere to New York City as London gets, though inspite of that and its big-screen Italian sports coverage, continental pastries and no-nonsense Italianness, you still know that you are sipping your double espresso in a historical landmark in central London. The coffee is pricey but excellent, the cakes and pastries are not home-made but perfectly adequate, the buzz is palpable, the outdoor seating is convenient (if scarce) for people-watching and the proximity to Old Compton Street is handy. Open late, early, always.

Tags: Cafe / Bistro, European, Patisserie, Coffee House

22 Frith St (at Old Compton St)
London, England W1D 4RF

(020) 743-7452
24 hours daily


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