Flat White, Berwick Street, London – my new favourite Soho coffee shop

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I’m a man who likes his coffee and his cafes, and I’m delighted to share my latest fave in Soho, the Flat White coffee shop at  17 Berwick St, London W1F 0PT.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

The thing I immediately liked about the place was that it looked and felt more like a traditional Soho cafe, without many of the seemingly de rigueur trendy trimmings of modern coffee shops.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

It’s always a good start when HP and Tomato Ketchup are available.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

Now, I like to hog the wi-fi as much as the next self-facilitating media node, but it was refreshing to see this sign displayed on the wall, reminding customers that this is a cafe for chatting and not for flipping open laptops and clattering away on keys.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

Of course, none of the above matters if the coffee tastes like dried mud: happily, the brew was delightful and the cake – a curious mix of Portuguese custard tart and brioche – was ruddy delicious.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

It’s pretty small inside Flat White, although there are some seats outside which I imagine are the place to be in the summer.

I liked the cork noticeboard on the right, too.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

Exterior view. Note the small benches.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

The prices are pretty reasonable for the West End. I’ll grab a toastie next time I’m there.

Flat White, Berwick Street, London - my new favourite Soho cafe

Examining a pair of trousers!

Coffee shop details: 
Flat White
17 Berwick Street
London
W1F 0PT
Venue phone: 020 7734 0370
Venue website: www.flatwhitecafe.com
Opening hours:
8am-7pm Mon-Fri
Weekends/Bank Holidays: 9am-6pm Sat, Sun

Nearest tubes: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road