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L'Anima Cafe

10 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP, England
+44 20 7422 7080
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
10 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How have I only just stumbled across this great spot?! We popped in for dinner last Thursday, only to be greeted with quite the show.. We soon found out that every Thursday they play host to an Italian tradition of Aperitivo! The venue was very...More

Thank Decaux B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a couple of team night outs in L'Anima recentely and cannot wait for the next one! They make delicious Aperol Spritz and great food. The pizzas and little Italian antipasti are moreish and full of flavour, all fresh/straight from the oven. The staff...More

Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised about the reviews below. Each time I go, the service is great, cocktails are superb, Italian snacks are tasty. Nice ambience and and so much nicier than a local pub. In the city it is one of my favourites places to hang...More

Thank Ieva B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L'Anima Café is a fantastic all-day and evening spot for business or pleasure - with a deli, restaurant and bar area. The restaurant has plenty of space around the tables, so it's possible to do business without the next table overhearing every word. I have...More

Thank Peter W
LAnima C, Manager at L'Anima Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter - Thank you very much for your excellent feedback, we try to be as versatile as possible catering for business meetings to social drinks, dinners, corporate events. If you have any special requirements in the future, for business meetings or social then please...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Having a quick read through the previous reviews, I wanted to make sure I wasn't being overly-critical of the venue as it seemed to receive "rave reviews". It was when I stumbled across one titled "Best Thursday Evenings" that I felt compelled to bust the...More

2  Thank Ben A
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was okay but not nearly as good as the main restaurant. I was struggling to choose as a mainly gluten free diner. In the end I had two starters. The fritta mista starter was over battered (heavily) and the mayonnaise that came with it...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I was on the way to an appointment and in need of a quality but small lunch. I stumbled on l'anima near Liverpool Street Station. Great food great service excellent front of house! And a great atmosphere! Highly recommend a. Is it I will come...More

Thank bugsymaloneLondon
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have been here many times over the last few months and at various days and times. It can tick any box, restaurant, deli and cafe and well stocked bar. Great for both business and leisure. The Thursday evenings they give free canapes, pizzas and...More

Thank K6332HSdavid
LAnima C, Manager at L'Anima Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Guest - Thank you very much for your positive comments on our venue. You sound like a well visited customer to all areas of the Cafe, we strive to be as versatile as possible hitting all the right notes from a morning coffee/ pastry...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had a nice time with friends very cool bar restaurant, had a couple of drinks and a lot of nice food like canapés. Thanks to Simone to make a lovely stay in this amazing place. L anima café Aperitivo time

Thank TonyOO7
LAnima C, Manager at L'Anima Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi Tony - Thank you very much for your kind feedback, glad you relaxed and wound down well after work. Simone, our senior bar tender, we will be sure to pass on the compliment. Hope to see you soon. Grazie Mille

Reviewed 6 July 2017

I was invited by a client for a light lunch , we left his office and did not want to walk far in the heat , s,o we entered at about 1pm. Place was busy but not full , met by young lady at door...More

Thank BrandlerGalleries
LAnima C, Manager at L'Anima Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Guest, Please accept our sincere apologies for any confusion you experienced with our reception team on this occasion. During our lunch period we must prioritize our tables for reservations but aim to sit all guest's as soon as we can, we will ensure our...More

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Agreed, the café does have internet but it's not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7422 7080
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The cafe has the same soul as L'Anima in a less formal environment, offering honest food with its soul in Southern Italy. The space includes a vibrant bar with all day dining, suitable for afternoon coffees or after-work drinks, a casual restaurant and Deli for ready to go meals and exclusive Italian produce. There is also L'Anima Cucina, an exclusive hire room for evening events with reception area and private dining for 20 with integral kitchen. L'Anima Cafe hosts the very popular "Aperitivo" party every Thursday night, offering complimentary canape and finger food with a DJ and live entertainment - there is no entry fee, just a great party!
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