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Bread Ahead Soho

Restaurants, Bakeries Soho
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A sit-in branch of the bakery, in Soho.

Beak Street’s Branch of the bakery mini chain is the first one that’s a proper café: the kind you pop into for a midday reprieve. It’s a place of Parisian marble countertops, wooden bistro chairs and robin-egg-blue walls. It also has an impressive spread of the kind of things you smell before you see: cinnamon buns, spinach and cheese quiche, stacks of pain au chocolat. Of course, there’s also the famed bread (though in far smaller quantities than at other locations), plus the signature doughnuts, in a holy trinity of flavours: classic vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel.

The menu is the all-day sort, full of international breakfast faves (Greek yoghurt with granola and compote, croque monsieur, French toast with maple bacon), but the sugar-dusted amaretti biscuits are a highlight. The size of golf balls, these had a giving, delicate crust that dissolved immediately and a soft almond interior with that glorious under-baked chewiness that’s hard to achieve without tasting less than cooked. Too bad the slightly soggy (and slightly boring) avocado toast – a whipped spread on sourdough sprinkled with a few pomegranate seeds – didn’t deliver the same indulgence. Nevertheless, BA is a handy little spot for carb-lovers.

By: Nicole Trilivas



Address: 21 Beak Street
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Price: Lunch for two with coffee (no service): around £15.
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5 out of 5 stars

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Definitely one of the best bakeries in the city! The doughnuts are iconic and I love the display of baked goods that you're greeted with as you walk in. It's super cosy with a mix of counter seats up front and tables and chairs in the back, with loads of natural light shining through the windows. They do a rich and creamy hot chocolate, and comforting breads! 


Bread Ahead is one of the best bakeries within London and I’ll admit I’m a sucker for their doughnuts, artisanal breads and cheese straws.

They offer classes in baking from doughnuts, breads and biscuits. Their new location near Carnaby street is great as it has seating where you can sit down and enjoy their baked treats. There is a huge selection and it all looks really tempting. Really like the atmosphere and service here too and it’s great whether you are staying in catching up with friends or grabbing something quickly on the go.

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