15 Eastcastle St., Fitzrovia
The coffee here is among the best in a city of good coffee. The dark walls, neon signs, subway tiles, and modern, low-hanging lamps make for an appealing interior. Best of all, the high bench seating is actually comfortable and encourages you to settle in and maybe drink more caffeine than you really need. You can offset it with one of the great salads. It’s a nice respite in a city that has adopted a duck-in, duck-out coffee shop philosophy.
Honey & Spice
52 Warren St., Fitzrovia
For Honey & Co. fans and newbies alike, this is a dream delicatessen packed with Middle Eastern specialty goods, fresh produce, house-made spice mixes, and vernacular kitchen essentials. Just across the street from the original, in a bright space with yellow tiles and a counter packed with co-founder Sarit's wonderful pastries, plus many of their mezze dishes for takeaway, a visit to this spot can quickly and dangerously become a habit.
66 Great Titchfield St., Fitzrovia
In a matter of just a few years, Australian roasteries have taken over the London coffee scene. And for good reason: They brew strong, flavorful coffee that’s not burnt. While we can rattle off a whole list of other good Aussie cafes—including Workshop, which is expanding quickly—Kaffeine remains a firm favorite. Tucked away on a quiet street in Fitrovia, they serve a coffee so intense it’s almost sweet. If you’re an aficionado, you can opt for a flight, which includes a "cascara" palate cleanser. Their sandwiches, salads and baked goods, which include a coffee flavored cookie made for dipping, are the best grab-and-go in the area.
The Detox Kitchen
10 Mortimer St., Fitzrovia
The Detox Kitchen is quite simply the OG (and best) health food and detox delivery service in London. Its first deli on Kingly Street yielded a whole new troop of beetroot brownie and spiralized zucchini salad devotees. Now its enlightened founder Lily Simpson is moving on to bigger and better things, with a big new flagship in a fancy new development in Fitzrovia. The new Detox Kitchen melds food and exercise classes into a healthy lifestyle emporium. It's the full package with amazing, überhealthy, raw, and delicious salads and treats, alongside exercise classes with some of the city's best teachers.
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