This is the third branch of what was formerly known as Tapped & Packed (the other two are on Rathbone Place and Tottenham Court Road), and don’t be surprised if it’s not the last. The formula is simple and very effective. Buy good beans and treat them with respect. Create a space that’s unintimidating and relaxing – a very long space in this case, with skylights running almost its full length.
Employ waiting staff who know that a smile and a friendly word are just as important as efficiency. It pays off. Even though this branch is the largest of the three, it wasn’t easy to bag a table at 2.30pm on a weekday. There were a couple of informal office meetings taking place, but also a lot of people sitting on their own. Average age: low 30s. Food: majoring on sandwiches and salad of reasonable prices (by Soho standards), plus the usual baked goods. A completely satisfying experience. Leaving was a wrench.
|Venue name:||TAP Coffee||Contact:|
193 Wardour Street
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; noon-6pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:6
- 4 star:4
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Tucked into Soho as many other caffeinated establishments are, there's a distinct buzzing atmosphere to be found inside no. 193. Upon entering, it can be initially mistaken for a 'too cool for school' sort of place. But then I came to realise that this was not the case, as they were fully booked for a Sunday afternoon. I was told by the employee that it would be about a 15 minute wait, unless I wanted an espresso. So, I settled for a quick espresso to perk myself up from the walking I'd been doing all day. Now, their espresso can claim bragging rights as being full of complex flavours in a very pleasurable way. It made me forget about the 15 minute wait I would've had. You could definitely tell that these baristas know their craft well. I plan on venturing back soon to sample other bits from their menu. Could do with a bit more warmth on the device front, but understandable as they were very busy.
This place is unreal. Great coffee and excellent food, perfect for a lunch break if you're working locally. No one bothers you either or hurries you along. You can finish eating and order a second coffee without a scowl from your waiter. The sandwiches are amazing... Cool relaxed vibe and great interior. Light, bright and pretty peaceful.
I love this place! Lovely interior with cute details like jam jar lattes and treacle tin sugar pots. Staff are super friendly - they've promised to educate me in proper coffee! Highly recommend - so much so that I blogged about it here: http://hyhoi.com/2014/07/tap-proper-coffee-wardour-street-soho/
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If you want a great cup of coffee, fresh sandwich and peace and quiet to enjoy it then TAP Coffee is the place. Just off busy Oxford Street it was so good to chill, catch up on emails and enjoy a tasty snack. Price wise very good value for money in this part of London and the staff were excellent...
Hands down the best coffee in London. I discovered this place on a London Coffee app and discovering this place single handedly made that purchase worthwhile.
The coffee is GOOD. REALLY GOOD. I’m looking forward to summer and stopping off to pick up a cold brew too, it comes in this gorgeous little bottle with a tag just like something from Alice in Wonderland!
Word of advice - the polenta & lemon cake is too good to share. Save the argument and order two.
I usually prefer tea to be honest, but I found their coffee very tasteful. They roast it themselves (60% Brasilian, 40% Guatemalan beans). The cakes are also very recommendable.
Not to my taste. In fact I thought it was awful coffee. thin, floral taste, no kick. Very disappointed