Monocle Café Review: Between Morsels And Magazines

Monday, April 04, 2016

Monocle Café, 18 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QA 
Nearest Station: Baker Street OR Bond Street  /  Parking: Pay & Display
Food: 4/5  Service: 5/5  Atmosphere: 4/5  Cost: ££ - Fairly priced

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Step into this small, tranquil space
Coffee to go is served in sturdy, minimalistic cups. Instagram them for the Art value. 
Chocolate cookies, Swedish cinnamon buns, and Swedish cardamom buns.
On a red oakwood counter there's an array of baked good. The zestful scent of the black cardamom buns particularly whisked me away. I ordered one along with a mocha to warm up on what was a vengefully cold and windy day. My friends ordered their coffees with a selection of Lanka macaroons and a slice of carrot cake baked in-house. (In case you were wondering, ‘Lanka’ is the renowned patisserie of Michelin star chef Masayuki Hara!) We headed to sit in the basement where low-hanging pendant lights warmly light up the space and four or five Tasmanian oak tables are set against a gallery wall of framed photographs. Whether you’re in company or alone and huddled over reading material, it’s easy to lose track of time in this perfectly cosy arrangement. 

Our beverages and snacks were brought down to us promptly.

 Frames and low-hanging pendant lights downstairs.
After visiting The Monocle Café check out the other bewitching boutiques on Chiltern Street.
#EATtheFiveEs at Monocle Café, 18 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QA |

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  1. Enjoyed this post? Below this comment, tell me if this is your first time hearing of Monocle and what you think of the café!

    Esmé Xo