Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cafe Miro, Great Queen Street

A little off the beaten track, this one. Cafe Miro is located in a street near the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. It's almost literally in the shadow of Freemasons' Hall, the grand headquarters of the Freemasons' 'United Grand Lodge'.

I've no idea if Cafe Miro gets any Masonic customers from across the road. I certainly wasn't greeted with any weird handshakes but the quiet, clean, well maintained interior did have a mildly eccentric atmosphere. This might have been due to the fact that on the morning I went, the clientele inside consisted of a businessman in a suit, three Community Support Officers and Rick Wakeman. Yes, the Rick Wakeman.

I ordered a sausage baguette and a cup of tea.

The buttered baguette was fresh and of a generic type often found in cafes - not terrible but not great either. Slightly bland and a little pale and underbaked. The sausage was unremarkable too, its speckling of herbs promising a level flavour that wasn't really there.

2.5 out of 5. Quite a bland sausage sarnie but a caff with a nice interior.

1 comment:

Paul G. said...

you shd go to Whitecross St. near the Barbican on thursday or Friday,when there is an excellent street food market.
You will find at least 2 great sausage stands-a German one run by the German deli featuring those long German sauasgaes of different types,freshly cooked and served in a crunchy long roll(condiments at yr choice;and one doing Italian sausages freshly cooked ,served with some rocket salad on Italian bread with a light drizzle of extra-virgin and /or syrupy balsamic.both are very good,although I have a slight preference for the Italian as the casings are softer,and natural.