HDuffie reviewed Fernandez & Wells (Beak Street)
Have returned quite a few times now - I like the Beak St cafe but prefer the new(ish) one at Somerset House. I find that the flavour of the coffee really comes through strongly, more so than most other places, which is great as I really like their espresso blend. The barista mentioned that they grind 20g of coffee for each shot which is more than the usual which means it extracts slower, thicker and richer. Really good baristas at Somerset House, always interesting latte art and the coffee is hot but they don't warm the cups first to keep the heat in... I don't really like that so it suits me well. I think there are 3 branches in Soho now plus the Somerset House and soon to be one more in South Kensington. I love their Synesso machines - beautiful! Had an iced latte which I don't usually go for but it was really good with a bit of sugar syrup which they had on hand and offered.