Coffee & Cake: Princi, Soho

Heavenly selection of Cake!
Heavenly selection of Cake!

Score: 9.5/10

Website: http://www.princi.com

Address: 135 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UT (nearest tube: Piccadilly – Piccadilly Line)

As part of this blog, I will be scouring London (in my free time, of course) to find the City’s best sweet delights. In my house, we all have a penchant for all things sweet so we’ll happily oblige in this selfless task to bring you the best that the City has to offer.

The first post in this series is an old faithful which I have been visiting since it first opened, and which never disappoints. The establishment stays true to its roots in Milan, the authenticity of which comes across in the food. The ambiance is relaxed and has a Mediterranean feel about it with communal tables and no table service – although there is now a slightly formal table service area . It is an all-day eatery which serves pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts and artisan bread. They also serve great smoothie, juices, wine and cocktails.

This may seem silly, but we also love the loos – they are always fresh smelling, clean and stock good quality hand wash. For a place as busy as this, this is nothing short of a miraculous.

On our last visit, as is customary on many a weekend,  we popped in for fresh mint tea and cake. The cakes really are something special here and the selection varies from week to week – the staff are always happy to explain what’s what so don’t be afraid to ask. Our personal favourites are the Pear and Chocolate Cake and the Praline Cake. You know you’re on to a good thing when you’re grinning like a Cheshire Cat at the prospect of good cake! Need I say more? Get yourself down here for a slice of heaven on a plate without breaking the bank.

Bill:

2 x Pear & Chocolate Cake = £8.80

2 x Fresh Mint Tea = £5.00

TOTAL = £13.80

Fresh Mint Tea (cinnamon optional)
Fresh Mint Tea (cinnamon optional)
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