This post has been generously provided by a dear gourmet friend of mine.
If you’re after a cosy little coffee and pastry place, then head to Soho to the French-owned Café Gourmand. You probably cannot get more Parisian in London than in this charming café with its vintage frontage, marble display and communal table (ok, a modern invention for the lonely urban crowd).
I stopped by for an afternoon treat of Monmouth coffee and Pain aux Pommes. They do lunch too, think Roastbeef sandwiches or Coq au Vin, and hearty snacks all-day, think Tartine au Chevre or Provencal Tomato Farci. At nighttime the place turns into a bistro with a daily changing menu.
Find it – love it.
53 Lexington Street
London, W1F 9AS
p. +44 207 734 2291