Continuing our caffeine-fueled quest to show you some of our favourite coffee shops in London
Nestled in a quiet courtyard in the heart of Bloomsbury, the London Review Cake Shop is a haven for book-lovers and coffee connoisseurs who like a bit of cake with their cuppa.
The shop serves Monmouth coffee on large communal tables. The baristas are trained with precision - cappuccinos are topped with a silky layer of steamed milk. Also on offer is an ever-changing menu of food including sesame baguettes with chorizo and Parma ham, courgette feta fritters, and organic soups. The draw of course are the cakes, from passion, walnut pineapple, carrot, lemon, and rosemary and olive oil, the choices are vast and interesting. Try the cardamom brownie which are rich and delicious. The buttery bite-size almond croissants are the perfect size for dunking into your coffee.
Although just a stone’s throw from the British Museum, the small cafe buzzes with the noise of Londoners. And because the excellent London Review Book Shop is in the next room, the cake shop is adorned with books like James Joyce’s Dubliners and interesting knickknacks like maps of Bloomsbury. It's tough to get a seat here, especially during lunch time, and the food is a bit on the pricey side, but if a caffeinated beverage and a sublime piece of cake is what you are after, then look no further.
London Review Cake Shop is at 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
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