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Drinks Tag

Ambrose hall

Friendly bunch of locals to be found here. Place is smart and tidy, nice neighbourhood, friendly staff, large beer selection. Can't go wrong. Didn't get to try the food on this occasion but will be back. Read more...

Biju Bubble Tea Room

So refreshing. This tea room makes a fun and lively addition to Soho. Inside is kitted out with cork walls that double as table and chairs so it's quite interesting, good sound system, and the staff are all really friendly. They are happy to explain to you how it all works if you're new to bubble tea and can make whatever tea combinations you would like, even if they're off menu. My recommendation is the iced lychee tea with pineapple jelly. They have quite a wide range of fruit flavored nectar shots I've seen compared to other tea rooms. The tapioca balls are caramel flavored, I just prefer the fruit. The tea is brewed fresh to order rather than done in batches. Read more...

Bubbleology

This small chain of bubble tea cafes have a really decent range of flavors and flavored jelly/boba compared to some others. They have my winning combination of kiwi and lychee. They have lychee jelly and boba which I've not found elsewhere. It's tucked away from all the food outlets for some reason, but there is usually a quick and steady que. They have little booths to sit in, but being open in a shopping center not as much atmosphere as the city center branches. It's quite refreshing and better than any other drink outlets within Westfield, of which there are not many anyway other than the usual Costa/Starbucks combinations. Read more...

Verde & Co

Barely big enough to fit in, this quirky and unique coffee/deli shop will be packed out with just 10 people inside. The two window seats are must haves if you come here. The have a specialty dark hot chocolate which they are known for, it's £5.50 and it is a treat. It's rich and thick. They also have a wide range of tea combinations worth trying out and a small cake selection. During a weekday afternoon its very peaceful. What you see on the inside is literally all there is to see. There is no toilets. The day I went they shut at 6pm. not 9pm as the listing says. Read more...

Chew Tea

Another popular tea room for Soho. This one has a wider range of flavored popping boba (fruit filled balls), so if you like those come to this one. The staff are all really friendly and will show you all the flavors. My favorite is lychee tea with sweet lime boba. The half-sugar version is more than sweet enough for my taste, so is an option to consider! Read more...

Rabot 1745

This place is usually open late for drinks and serve a delicious Salted Caramel hot chocolate if you fancy something classic. It's smooth and creamy. The staff are all really really friendly too and get chatting to you! The hot chocolate flakes you can buy to take home. Read more...

Pommelers Rest

Consistent and reliable. This chain is an establishment and does everything well as expected. It's always busy, but tables are easy to find. They serve food pretty much all the time but is especially good for breakfasts and Sunday roasts. This place is very cheap, but the meals more than appetizing. Attracts a mixture of locals and visitors. If you're staying in a nearby hotel just come here for a Full English Breakfast. Read more...

The Delaunay

Really high quality experience. Can get a bit busy, but it has a nice atmosphere. The pastries are all first class, and it's nice to sit and enjoy one with one of the nice pots of tea or a wine. They have a wide selection, and quite an international audience. Read more...

the refinery

Has the same menu as the other bar/restaurants in this group, but has a done a good job of being unique and stylish among them. This place can get very busy and is usually suited for office people, apart from at the weekend daytime when it's got a much more relaxed atmosphere. Evenings and lunchtimes during the week are busy with a loud roaring crowd in the evenings. The dining area is situated some way from the bar and is still noisy. Read more...

The Table Café

Maybe a bit limited as far as vegetarians are concerned, but is getting quite popular with locals and visitors alike because of it's fresh and clean appeal. The outside terrace just off the street is perfect for hot days. Read more...

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