Monocle Cafe

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A spin-off of the Monocle magazine, a modest cafe shrouded by scaffolding
History and Background:

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An instagram massive with the hot chocolate matcha cream at the Monocle cafe…
So it’s not a restaurant – but hey, who says I can’t blog it?

 The Monocle Cafe actually serves some proper meals, so I’m wary that since I haven’t tried any, I can’t give an overall opinion of what food is like here. They have a great selection of Japanese delights, like udon and salads, but I’ll leave that for your visit.

I came here a few times just for the Matcha hot chocolate, something that became a bit of an Instagram frenzy earlier this year, hot chocolate simply topped up with matcha cream…simple, but so easily satisfying.

Opened 1 April 2013.

The meal:

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Shrimp Katsu Sandwich £6
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Cafe Latte £3
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Hot chocolate £3 (Matcha cream comes extra 50p – £1.50+)
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Lanka cakes – Matcha tart (?) with red bean filling £4.90
These desserts are produced by Lanka, a cafe which I have yet to visit, but the Monocle also does macarons and chocolate tarts, not everything is about green tea!

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Lanka cakes – Matcha tart £4.90
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Possibly my 4th or 5th cup… (after multiple visits)
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Katsu sandwich that comes with a handful of salt vinegar crisps and a few slices of gherkin
I believe the shrimp katsu sandwich is made to be more of a snack than a meal. (I did share this with Grace – so another reason for me not to be full)

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This red bean filling… so unbelievably good
Service: Since it’s a cafe, minimal interaction

Bits and bobs:

  • Its quite a walk away from Bond Street, but its right opposite Chiltern Firehouse…maybe do some celeb spotting?
  • They have a great selection of foods which I’ve yet to try, but do hurry. Certain things run out real quick, particularly the Lanka selection, or the sandwiches
  • Opening hours aren’t too long, check the website for details

Price: £

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. The hot choc with matcha cream looks yum! Definitely going to try that next time!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. eatwithsteph says:

      Yes!!! I want to try and find that matcha green can hahah

      Liked by 1 person

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