Like Shoreditch, Farringdon isn’t exactly short of coffee shops. But Prufrock has been one of the best in London for a long time, both for the quality of their coffee and the environment you’ll drink it in. It’s laid back enough for you to relax and go deep and finish that Powerpoint, and the service is also great.
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The Coach is a beautifully renovated pub near Farringdon. It’s a great place for a drink, but the French bistro food is fairly average.
Luca is one of those restaurants that just makes you feel good. The Italian food is some of the best in London, and it has a warm, upscale vibe.
St. John Bar And Restaurant
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
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E. Pellicci is an old-school classic in Bethnal Green. It’s warm and welcoming, and if you don’t get a Full English breakfast, you did it wrong.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
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The CoffeeWorks Project Islington
CoffeeWorks serves some of London’s best coffee, and the Islington branch has a great selection of food as well. Beware of crowds on the weekends.
Coffee Junction is a great spot near Shoreditch and City Road for grabbing a latte and getting some work done.
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