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May 21, 2008 05:41 PM

Breakfast/Patisserie near Russell Square (London)

DH and I are headed to London and I would like to know if anyone can suggest a good patisserie or tea shop for an easy, quick, and hopefully economical brekkie. We're staying at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury, so somewhere close would be ideal.

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  1. You could try Patisserie Deux Amis on Judd Street.

    There's a Carluccio's Cafe fairly nearby too.

    I personally would travel a little further to Soho and go to Maison Bertaux, Flat White or Patisserie Valerie.

    But in that area, Bea's of Bloomsbury is lovely and probably your best bet.

    1. I like Bea's of Bloomsbury too. Their meringues are temptingly gigantic and my cherry and ginger-flavoured one didn't disappoint - bursting with spicy flavour and generous on the dried fruit.

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      1. re: peelmeagrape

        I agree that Bea's is fabulous - although I've only ever eaten their lovely cupcakes the other food looks delicious and I keep meaning to go back and have some savoury food as well. It must be time for another visit soon!

        Carluccios in the Brunswick centre is good also and v.near Russell Sq. I also visited the London Review of Books cafe (near the British Museum) the other day - they do a very good coffee, lots of cakes and freshly made sandwiches etc. It is rather small though so not many seats.