Mayfair Pasta And Sandwich Bar
This tiny, old-school cafe can be found 30 seconds from Bond Street tube. The traditional exterior and metal table and chairs outside let you know that this true builders’ caff (it’s frequented often by those working on the Crossrail project) is an ever-reliable stalwart. With a glass deli counter displaying sandwich fillings and friendly staff who address everyone as “love”, the comforting charm of this cafe can’t be overstated. Expect greasy spoon fare with an Italian twist – and it’s genuinely good rather than just hangover-salving. Prices are low (especially so for Mayfair) and the amount of butter is generous. Highlights include the doorstep-sized slices of toast (we always get ours with Marmite) and the toasted sandwiches and panini, which are hefty enough to knock out a bad day at 50 paces. It’s not trendy or cutting-edge, but this tiny cafe has our hearts.