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“Breaking preconceptions with a sledge hammer” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Anima Cafe

L'Anima Cafe
Ranked #14,812 of 22,225 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: City of London
Description: 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 a retail 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.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Breaking preconceptions with a sledge hammer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

From an outward view looking in all I could fathom was this would be a low budget, high cost cafe designed to fleece the city workers who only care to be seen. Upon walking in nothing was further from the truth. The interior is much warmer than it would appear peering through the floor to ceiling windows and the food is genuinely top notch.

The catch? The catch is this place represents great value for money and a warm friendly atmosphere powered by well trained staff. My diet is in danger of falling apart with their range of pastries so close to my workplace, I expect to frequent L'anima Cafe more than I had first anticipated.

Great for a coffee and cake, the hot foods and salads also looked bad for my stomach but great for my soul.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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