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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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.
The Clerkenwell Kitchen
The Clerkenwell Kitchen is an unpretentious café in EC1, and a great place for an affordable and satisfying lunch away from the crowds.
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Books For Cooks
Books for Cooks is a cookbook shop in Notting Hill that also runs a cafe at lunchtime. Check their Twitter feed to find out what’s cooking.
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Princi is an Italian bakery and restaurant in Soho that’s good for pretty much anything. Hit it for a plate of cheap pasta or aperitivo with a friend.
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Coffee Junction is a great spot near Shoreditch and City Road for grabbing a latte and getting some work done.
The London Bridge branch of Grind has good coffees and full meals of food to eat with your caffeinated beverage.
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