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Syrup of Soot

38 Museum Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LP, England
+44 20 7242 1022
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“quiche” (2 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38 Museum Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was just passing so popped in for a coffee. The place is self is very cozy and the staff friendly. The coffee was nice and not expensive considering it outside the British museum.

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful and enthusiastic staff who took the time to highlight what cakes and sandwiches were suitable for vegetarians. Very nice coffee, venue was clean and tidy tables were swiftly cleaned and cleared. Toilets were clean .Quirky decor,free fast wi-fi. Prices comparable to the chain...More

Thank neastloon
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The name is just the start of this quirky and unique charm. Great interior full of character, the staff are friendly and welcoming. After weeks of travelling Europe the coffee here was best by far. My partner had a tea and said his too was...More

Thank Anzai88
Reviewed 15 April 2018

In an area full of cafes, this is a serious distinction - a beautiful town house interior which feels a little like someone's front room, and with superb home-made cakes and excellent coffee. A great addition to the area, and literally one minute walk from...More

1  Thank DavidHV3640CD
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We visited this cafe rather than any other mostly because it was closest and it was snowing quite heavily, but it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. It has a vintage (bordering on 'hipster') atmosphere but very pleasant. The menu is...More

1  Thank tibbakoi
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely cosy atmosphere. Delicious Flat Whites. The cakes etc looked delicious but we settled for a sharing Croissant!! A really welcome Cafe on route to British Museum.

1  Thank susan j
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I had coffee and cake here twice. Enjoy the vintage decoration of the place and its cosy ambience. The coffee and cakes ain't the best ones around but they are good enough if you are not too particular about the strength of your coffee. I...More

Thank EarthlingA
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

With time to kill before a meeting and wanting to find an alternative to Costa or Starbucks I found this little gem Quaint and lovely interior, friendly service great coffee and a very very indulgent almond croissant Goes to show it pays to wander the...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Went at 13.30 after the lunchtime rush. After much dithering on part of the staff, we put in our orders (the waiter couldn't say what was in one of the dishes on display and the table was dirty but hey ho). The sandwich arrived immediately,...More

Thank hildyjohnson
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I hired the Victorian Lounge, in the basement of the Syrup of Soot cafe, for three meetings. It really is an amazing space. The location is charming and romantic, near to the British Museum, and the room itself is cosy and relaxing. My colleagues and...More

Thank mariamM7834BA
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 06:30
08:15 - 18:30
08:15 - 18:30
08:15 - 18:30
08:15 - 18:30
08:15 - 18:30
10:00 - 06:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Museum Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 1022
  • E-mail
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