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Cafes and Coffee Shops in Central London, Greater London*

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  • there are many at aldgate east costa coffee. and canary wharf
  • starbucks
  • Try Old Compton Street - a great mixture of cafes, especially good in the summer. Avoid the chains - Starbucks is a parasite on London's culture, not part of its culture.
  • Old Compton Street and around there - loads. Try Cafe Nero. NB There is a strong gay scene around these bars, which is great if you like it - be you gay or straight. If you don't - don't go.
  • patisserie in brunswick square in bloomsbury...same lot of buildings as the safeway. cute barista (roberto), awesome coffee, great people!
  • there is starbucks now not as good as Canadian/US Starbucks and very expensive but decent enough compared the the Brit usual of Nescafe with steamed milk (a British Cappucino!!!!!!!)
  • drop into cyberia (the world's first internet cafe!) in whitfield street, nearest tube goodge street station...friendly staff, good coffee and there's a dead nice pub called The Hope right next door. their website is

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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