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My Place

Restaurants, Cafés Soho
3 out of 5 stars
My Place (Hewnly Photography)
Hewnly Photography
My Place (Hewnly Photography)
Hewnly Photography
My Place (Hewnly Photography)
Hewnly Photography
My Place (Hewnly Photography)
Hewnly Photography

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Charmingly quirky and welcoming coffee shop that's a refreshing change from the pared-back, #iwokeuplikethis decor of cookie-cutter venues.

When someone says, ‘Come back to my place’, you don’t expect to see mud tiles on the ceiling – especially in Soho. But that’s just one of many quirky features in this charmingly eccentric coffee shop. What’s more, its decorative brass wall panels, heavy latticed doors and copper-topped tables make a refreshing change from the pared-back, #iwokeuplikethis decor of many cookie-cutter coffee shops in London.

The café is open from morning coffee and pastries (make a beeline for the vanilla-scented cannoli) all the way through to post-theatre nightcaps. Its menu is long and varied, spanning soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta specials and charcuterie and cheese platters. Everything we tried was perfectly good without being pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming great. What tips the balance for this place is the warm welcome extended to customers by genuinely friendly staff; clichéd as it sounds, we were made to feel right at home.

Our apple, carrot and ginger soup had astutely balanced flavours; a chicken and pesto sandwich featured a good ratio of tender meat to airy, lightly toasted ciabatta; while a generous portion of nicely burnished homemade lasagne came with a carefully prepared side salad. Best of all was a small platter of headily smoked Corsican coppa.

We could have bedded in for the afternoon with a couple of coffees and a cannoli – and no doubt Soho’s office-less contingent will be doing so soon. We think you’ll dig the mud too, and will want to come back.

By: Nicola Arencibia



Address: 21 Berwick St

Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd/Leicester Square/Oxford Circus
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £30.
Opening hours: Open 7am-11.30pm Mon-Sun.
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