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by Jemima

Review: On a mainly residential side street in Covent Garden. D├ęcor is yellow lighting, light shades made from literary scribblings effect prints, floorboards, old wood tables with the names of poets on them/ print alluding to poetry. Magazines to read. Order at the bar/counter at the back. Toilets are downstairs. They are a bit dire. Poetry is recited downstairs too. Most people on the times I have visited have run in poetry circles but people there have been welcoming to all. The menu has soups and salads. I have always gone in the evening and some items have always run out. They told me most people eat there at lunch. I have had the nearly Greek salad with bread. The dressing is scrumptious. Also the cheese and bread. The bread was the white type albeit from a decent cob. Bread varies as to what they get in I think. Servings are light. There are muffins which look like the standard ones you see all around town in blueberry or choc. There is also wine and coffee. Vegan options could be better. The main person managing the cafe/ food is pleasant. Salad was just over ₤5 and bread and cheese around ₤5. A little on the expensive side as they are side dishes really. This is a great place to listen to poetry and have a snack. They allow you to take your food and beverages downstairs. Reflect on and discuss all manner of things over refreshments. Poetry is so much more when recited, especially by its own author. You can get tube poems as appear in the tube here for minimal cost and copies of the Poetry Review for free. In term of food there could be improvement. Eg keeping with low maintenence they could easily just order some good cakes/ slices in. The poetry adds so much though! I will definately be returning but I do wish someone would pay a bit more attention to the food side. As a place to get a light snack it's edging toward a three for me...

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