The new Italian stallion in soho is Bar Termini. Light pours in through the windows to reveal what appears to be a train cabin, suitcases position on rails overhead, sprinkled with a chic Italian gloss. It’s a perfectly intimate coffee and cocktails concept brought to us by Tony Congiliaro; the expert mixologist behind the elusive Islington speakeasy 69 Colebrooke Row and Marco Arrigo from Illy coffee.
Booze and coffee compete to conquer the mood of all who enter. You can stop by any time after 7.30am for authentic coffee, they have a choice selection of six Italian coffees, which you can partner with a range of pastries to sink your teeth into.
If you fancy a laisse-faire afternoon, Come later in the day, post 11am and you can sip on their cocktails designed to “celebrate the Italian aperitif.” They offer four bespoke house Negronis, each at £6.50, the Classic, Rose, Vintage and Superior. Alongside those there will be a small selection of seasonal changing house cocktails including the Spritz Termini (gin, rhubarb cordial, apero and Prosecco) and the Marsala Martini (gin, marsala dolce, dry vermouth and almond bitters). There’s also a small selection of wine, prosecco and beer. These alco-treats can be washed smoothly down the hatch in the company of a choice of Italian cheese and ham.
7 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JE