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Notes, Covent Garden

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A popular and attractive spot for coffee, lunch and snacks close to Trafalgar Square and the Coliseum

Notes has been on this site since 2011, and has opened branches elsewhere in London and in Leeds. In 2013 it also took the major step of doing its own roasting in King’s Cross. The result, as judged by a single-farm Yirgacheffe brewed using the slow-drip V60 pour-over filter, is a major success. The room is singularly attractive, big and light with well-spaced seating at both small and refectory-type tables. It was very busy in mid-afternoon on a weekday, with a clientele ranging from suits in meetings to friends hanging out. Food is simple but takes pride in buying the best raw materials, such as charcuterie from the Ham and Cheese Company in Bermondsey. With Trafalgar Square just minutes away and the Coliseum even closer, Notes is an extremely useful place to take note of.

Written by Richard Ehrlich


31 St Martin’s Lane
Tube: Trafalgar Square
Opening hours:
7.30am-9pm Mon-Wed; 7.30am-10pm Thurs-Fri; 9am-10pm Sat; 10am-6pm Sun.
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