At this point, Balans in Soho might as well be an institution and receive blue plaque status - it’s been around for ages and has been dishing out brunches and late night eats to the Soho after-hours community since time began. To be clear, the food is mostly deeply mediocre, but there’s a great neighbourhood atmosphere, and it’s a good spot to relax with a few friends and people watch. It’s also open until 5-6am, where it becomes an indispensable place to keep drinking and grab a plate of pasta.
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The bao are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small plates are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
Flat White is where it all began. And by ‘it’ we mean Australian lattes taking over the world. This Soho cafe serves the real deal, and great food.
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Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
Meatliquor W1 has got you covered whether you’re after a late-night drink around Oxford Circus, or just have a serious burger craving.
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