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Time Out says
Fri Oct 19 2012
This original branch of Nude just never stops being busy, even at times of the day that should be quiet. The enduring popularity has a pretty simple explanation: quality and (relative) consistency. That, plus a sizeable local catchment area encompassing business as well as residential custom. And a choice of food that’s among the best in London’s coffee bars. Indeed, these days Nude seems to be as much a destination for food as for coffee. The menu’s approach remains steady even as the selection changes from day to day: breakfasts, brunch dishes, a few fairly complicated assemblies, salads and baked goods of high quality. The coffee proposition is based on espresso; if you take it in one of its milky incarnations you’re in luck, because Nude’s espresso blend is high-roasted and short on sweetness. At weekends the long, narrow and eminently attractive ground-floor room can get very crowded. But it’s a good-natured and well-managed crowd, thanks to matey but ultra-competent staff.
Nude Espresso 26 Hanbury Street