Friday 27 March 2009

Tutti's, Lamb Conduit Street, central London

Facing down a Starbucks on the other side of the road, Tutti's is a cut above its rival. It serves good Costa-branded coffee at keen prices (£1.50 for a large Americano), as well as having free Wi-Fi, a handful of leather arm chairs and friendly, quick service. The hot paninis are tasty and good value at about £3.50, while the outside tables catch the afternoon sun. Even better, if you are prepared to perch on the high stools along the window benches, there are sockets where you can plug your laptop in. On the downside, Tutti's is a tad scruffy and its popularity means the upstairs room can get cramped. 7/10