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39 Steps Coffee Haus

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Soho
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A speciality coffee joint in Soho.

At this corner coffee shop in the heart of Soho, fresh roasted beans in a variety of cold and hot forms raise the bar for those in need of a caffeine fix. If it’s coffee-based, you’ll find it here: from standard flat whites and lattes to cortados and mochas, to more offbeat options including ‘coffee tonics’ (espresso with tonic), iced americanos and housemade thick cold coffee freakshakes. Most of it’s great, too. Take the nitro cold brew, a tall glass of rocket juice that looked more like Guinness than coffee. One sip through the frothy head revealed a deep, dark flavour and creamy texture. Another winner was the coffee cherry soda, a quenching infusion using the skin of the fruit mixed with sparkling water.

The food was more of a muddle. A plate of sous-vide chicken got the thumbs up: though the meat was a tad dry, the pile of quinoa on the side came studded with juicy mushrooms and roasted red peppers, all topped with a thick, cheesy miso sauce. Each moreish bite smacked of umami. But steer clear of the ‘salad of the earth’, which had been murdered by too much sage.

Still, drinks are indisputably excellent and there’s a cosy charm to this coffee shop. 39 Steps is a nice little addition to London’s java scene.

By: Brooke Jackson



Address: 8 D’Arblay Street
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Coffee and lunch for two with service: around £30.
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Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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I really enjoyed my visit! I ordered a festive special where the coffee was topped with a matcha cream. I really loved it and thought it was super innovative! They also have many variations of avocado on toast - one of my faves! Service was nice as well. The only problem with this place is that it's super busy and hard to find somewhere to sit!


On a cold, dreary day, a moody coffee shop with comfortable booth seating was just what I needed. Pity the croissants weren’t very good and seemed stale, but I enjoyed the little shortbread that came with my flat white. The coffee here also isn’t bad and the staff friendly and helpful. Not a bad little place to sit down and do some work and watch the trendy Soho streets bustle outside.

Tip: they have very nifty wireless phone charging facilities on the tables, though you will have to download an app I believe.

Good For: coffee meetings, small groups, work cafe, quick meal

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