Soho is one of London's most vibrant areas. Setting trends in fashion, food and culture, Soho is the epicentre for buzzing activity.
Through the little side streets you won't have a problem finding hidden gems including our first stop, Milkbar, which uses Dark Arts Coffee Beans to whip together some magic for your taste buds. Milkbar is situated just off Greek Street and is the perfect size coffee shop, small enough to be cosy but big enough to sit down and not have a screaming match with the group sitting next to you. They serve cakes as well, and of course I indulged in a GF Brownie. The coffee was a lovely dark blend. I had an oat flat white whilst my friends had a filter and a piccolo and both were pleased! They serve a range of alternative milks so it's a perfect option for those of you avoiding dairy.
Next, for a bit of shopping, of course, make your way up to Regent Street, one of biggest shopping street in London. After you've dodged the crowds find your way towards Carnaby Street to see some of the best independent fashion boutiques in the UK. If you feel like a bite to eat head to Shoryu in Kingly Court for the most rich and creamy ramen you'll taste. In Kingly Court, they have a wide range of food options offering brunches, quick lunches, fine dining and late night cocky's so you're sorted for variety.
Time for some more coffee? Head to the classic antipodean style cafe on Berwick Street ... Flat White. You know straight by the name that it is going to have that antipodean touch. The Flat White actually originated in Australia and came about when one Aussie barista based in Sydney was sick of people asking for white coffee - flat and so he made an option for people to order a flat white on his menu. So if you're on the hunt for s perfect flat white, this place will surely please you, c'mon, it's in their name! Coffee and cakes, plenty of seating options and situated alongside the Berwick Street Markets, your arvo is sorted. They have a range of coffee options - flattie, piccolo, macchiato, latte, filter you name it and use Drop Coffee Roasters beans to create these options. Their coffee is lovely and creamy with a vibrant, rich flavour. Opened in 2005 it is nailing the speciality coffee scene in London. Coincidentally, Milkbar is their sister coffee shop, which they opened due to the high demand for great coffee!
And there you have it, two of Soho's best coffee shops and possibly two of the best in London!