So beloved by the denizens of Soho is Balans' original (and still operational) location at 60 Old Compton St that the restaurant saw fit to open this 24-7 café just one block away. A dangerous move, you'd think, but Balans has a winning formula: quality food at unbeatable prices - available at all hours.
All-day breakfasts cover the spectrum, from berry bowls (£4.75) and omelettes (£7.25) to steak and eggs (£9.75) and a serious full English (£7.95). Mains meanwhile range from spinach and ricotta tortelloni (£8.50) to 8 oz rib eye steak (£14.95), with burgers, fish and chips and Thai curry also available. Wine starts at £4.10 by the glass; cocktails range from £5.95 to £8.25.