TAP Coffee

© Guy Dimond

This is the third branch of what was formerly known as Tapped & Packed (the other two are on Rathbone Place and Tottenham Court Road), and don’t be surprised if it’s not the last. The formula is simple and very effective. Buy good beans and treat them with respect. Create a space that’s unintimidating and relaxing – a very long space in this case, with skylights running almost its full length.

Employ waiting staff who know that a smile and a friendly word are just as important as efficiency. It pays off. Even though this branch is the largest of the three, it wasn’t easy to bag a table at 2.30pm on a weekday. There were a couple of informal office meetings taking place, but also a lot of people sitting on their own. Average age: low 30s. Food: majoring on sandwiches and salad of reasonable prices (by Soho standards), plus the usual baked goods. A completely satisfying experience. Leaving was a wrench.

Venue name: TAP Coffee
Address: 193 Wardour Street
Opening hours: Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; noon-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Isabelle B

I usually prefer tea to be honest, but I found their coffee very tasteful. They roast it themselves (60% Brasilian, 40% Guatemalan beans). The cakes are also very recommendable. 


If you want a great cup of coffee, fresh sandwich and peace and quiet to enjoy it then TAP Coffee is the place. Just off busy Oxford Street it was so good to chill, catch up on emails and enjoy a tasty snack. Price wise very good value for money in this part of London and the staff were excellent...