Tomtom Coffee House
Time Out says
Following a visit to Cuba in the '90s, Tom Assheton was inspired to bring a little bit of Havana to London, which he did by opening a cigar shop, marrying the experience of smoking fine cigars with a decent cup of coffee. He now has several venues across the city.
Tomtom Coffee House is a place to grab a bite to eat while sipping on a blend of beans from Brazil to Ethiopia. Breakfast is served until 3pm and there’s a wide variety to choose from; eggs done any way you want, toasties and scotch pancakes. The lunch menu offers up an assortment of salads as well as tartines – sourdough bread with a choice of toppings including Welsh rarebit and smoked salmon.
There’s also an alcohol license and cigars are available from the store if you want to plonk yourself outside and have a more authentic Cuban experience…
Tom’s grandfather’s circular dining room table is the centrepiece. Here you can tuck into your drinks, a great selection of eggy dishes, lunch specials and artery-enhancing toasties. We have a license, so once you have maxed the caffeine you can start on the beer.
In the winter, the coffee house is super cosy. Dr Johnson would feel right at home.