When you approach the front door, the explanation for the name becomes clear: LMNH is also a cycling shop. The big room is decorated on a cycling theme, and is clearly much loved by locals. On Saturday lunchtime there was standing room only, with what looked like half the residents of EC1 (singles, couples, families with young children) packed in to eat and drink.
We can see why they love the place, even with so much competition nearby. There’s a large selection of food, including serious cooked dishes of a kind not attempted by most coffee bars, as well as the more usual salads and baked goods. The baristas know their business and take pride in doing it right. Most beans are from Square Mile, but there are guest coffees too. Espresso is perfectly made, and milky drinks are well presented. No effort is made to rush dawdlers, even when there’s high demand for tables. Look, Mum – total relaxation.
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|Venue name:||Look Mum No Hands!||Contact:|
49 Old St
|Opening hours:||Open/food served 7.30am-10pm Mon-Fri; 9am-10pm Sat; 9.30am-10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Barbican or Old St|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £30|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:10
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Great coffee. The atmosphere is great and it is nice to have somewhere with a theme, but one that isn't overbearing. The cycling shop angle gives the place character. We went at the weekend and it was very busy but there are lots of tables. Thoroughly enjoyed breakfast here.
Wonderful cosy atmosphere. Delicious food. Wooden furniture and bike theme. Great for those who enjoy a homely atmosphere and are enthusiastic about cycling!
Great place, not sure about the name though. What if you really had no hands, like war veteran for eg
Great little cafe in a good location. Coffee and breakfast were bith great and priced pretty well for central London.
Loved that there was a workshop on site as well as the bike shop. Perfect place for cycling fans (although also fantastic if you just wanted a coffee and something to eat!)
Soo friendly ,really good atmosphere when cycling is on due to the big screen ,they have movie night's ,knitting nights, amazing food especially the healthy cakes and the only place I can find that does Chelsea guns,also the mechanics are really helpful and try and fit you in in an.emergency one time my bike broke and I was stranded and they booked me a taxi to bring the bike in.
And also there's always something going on new gadget launches etc so theres always something to watch .
And the coffee is perfect ,just right ,
Amazing place , so helpful
Horrible milky tasteless coffee!! I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried multiple times as I live nearby but it is consistently awful coffee!! The nail in the coffin is that I tried the big breakfast here and it was absolutely disgusting - watered down eggs, soggy bread and sloppy uncooked bacon. I saw a few people trying to politely finish their eggs and cannot believe this place doesn't have bad reviews?! Definitely not worth visiting, although people seem to like to hang out here, don't come here for the coffee or food!!!
Such a good cafe. Huge, sofas, wi fi, power points. Full of bikes and poncy hipsters on Macs. Amazing coffee that you will pay an arm and a leg for (soya latte = £3.35). Pies are good too, and salads. Sausage sandwich a godsend when hungover, ditto coconut water. Cakes are also incredible. Have I sold you on it yet? It's also open late and sells beer.