Accessed through the London Review Bookshop.
As well as excellent home-made cakes, quiches, sandwiches and very good coffee (from the Monmouth Coffee House), the cake shop serves a variety of teas. I had an lovely sweet Oolong, served in the correct way so that I could control the infusion process. Although I only sat and read for an hour, others had obviously settled down for longer. Some chatting and a great deal of reading make this a home-from-home.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 – 18:30 (last orders 18:00).
London WC1A 2JL