Dean & Deluca never made it to Mount Street, but Marchesi 1824 did.
The famous Prada-owned patisserie opened in May on the old Allens of Mayfair butchers site, retaining its façade, marble flooring and original ceramic tiling. You can perch on green velvet couches and chairs, sipping a £6 cappuccino, while sampling a huge array of sourdough pastries, bite-sized fruit tarts and Instagram-fodder finger sandwiches.
There are a handful of tables out front by the counter, plus a couple out the back so it’s pretty compact. Perfect for a quick coffee and savoury brioche with a friend, but don’t go pitching up with your laptop.
However, if you can’t get a table and just need to quaff some caffeine, a ‘Ralph’s Coffee’ outpost has popped up nearby at Ralph Lauren’s Bond Street flagship until 21st July. You can pick up a coffee and a muffin while catching Wimbledon highlights – surely better than a pint of slop at Starbucks? And after 21st July, there’s always the super-elegant Ralph’s next door to the Regent Street Ralph Lauren Polo store. Or the other fashionista favourite, Thomas’s at Burberry (I recommend the breakfast teacake)…
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