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Caffe Vergnano 1882

#4,533 of 19,151 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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62 Charing Cross Road | Covent Garden, London WC2H 0BB, England
+44 20 7240 3512
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice place for a good Italian-style coffee in Charing Cross Road. The place is quite small but it's tidy and clean and the service is good and quick!

Thank Riccardo M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for hot chocolate and dessert with a friend before a theatre show. Our drinks order was taken down incorrectly, so we did not get what we asked for. Most disappointing was the unfriendly service from the staff. A smile or some other courteous welcome from the staff would not have hurt.

Thank Rashunal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I made a rapid visit to ascertain whether the claim of best espresso in London was even wildly justified. The espresso machine is the most beautiful I have ever seen. The coffee was wonderfully presented on a silver platter in a small elegant glass with a little water chaser and a chocolate encased roasted coffee bean. So far so good.... More 

Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Best coffee in London. Soho area. Reasonable prices. Happy staff. Sometimes very busy, as it is a small Italian cafe with only about 6/7 tables you need to wait. Worth waiting for though. Has the original Italian coffee machine to make you the perfect coffee, what ever you want. Also sells teas, pastries sandwiches.

Thank Ian P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This Caffe is the only one that has the authentic italian cioccolata in London. At least that I know. If you are in the area, you can not miss.

Thank Ricardo M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit this coffee shop as the coffee is just superb. However, it's only just tepid. Today I asked for extra hot and again I was very disappointed with the warm temperature. I know we live in a health and safety environment, but when I ask for coffee I expect it to be hot!!!!!!!!!!😡

Thank David M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

2 x hot chocolates for £8:20 seemed a little pricey to me. Nice interior with pleasant enough staff.

Thank Thebates22
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I simply love Cafe Vergnano, the only genuine espresso bar in London! Unfortunately I can't say the same about their waffles. Freshly prepared upon request but they are not even close to other desserts available (e.g., the delicious cannolo). Taste was bland, no sweet sauce on top, only compote to pour. Definitely choose something different to accompany your coffee!

Thank Fabrizio O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Met family there to have a drink and liked the feel of the place so decided to stay and eat there rather than moving somewhere else. Staff were fine but service a bit ridiculous. We all waited over an hour after placing our order. They did have the grace to come and apologise stating it was their system. Other customers... More 

Thank merrybrood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you're familiar with coffee machines, one word: Elektra ;) Anyway it's definitely worth to go there if you would like a perfect Italian style coffee :) I recommend their sweets also

Thank boris_wfd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Charing Cross Road | Covent Garden, London WC2H 0BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 3512

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