A lovely patisserie with a charming atmosphere. I cam here early this morning to have a coffee and a croissant.
Beautiful place, it feels very intimate, friendly and genuinely French.
I must say I wasn't that pleased with their selection of thé. Also they could add a variety of breads that could sell with butter or jam. They do baguettes though.
This is a cute little cafe in Bloomsbury, I like their backyard view the most, it is refreshing, though their seats are not as comfortable as it should.
Their coffee and pastries are good quality and freshly made. I have been to the place couple of time, and I don't mind going again :D
I'm gonna miss Bloomsbury grrrrr :S
Deux Amis! How I really enjoyed thee.
I spent a week in London visiting a dear friend and this is one place I went to several times. The baguette sandwiches are AWESOME. And they are cheap for a tourist on a budget (2.80 GBP, I believe). The baguette quality is the best I've had outside of Paris, which just made me incredibly happy. I recommend the brie (brie, butter, lettuce, black pepper) and duck rillette. So good. I even packed one as a lunch on the plane ride back home.
As for the pastries, I did manage to try the lemon tart. It was good, but my main focus were these sandwiches. Try them!
I'm glad to know that Patisserie Deux Amis is near my neighborhood and my university. Here's why:
SWEET THINGS -- They serve pastries and cakes in classic iterations: baguette with jam and butter, cinnamon-almond danish, chocolate croissant, fruit danish, maple tart, lemon cake, fruit cake, cheesecake, chocolate mousse. They are made fresh daily and the ones I've had are quite good. Prices range between about £1 (for a chocolate croissant) up to around £3 for a well-sized slice of one of the speciality cakes.
SAVORY THINGS -- Quiches, baguette sandwiches, the like. A sandwich emmentaler cheese with apricot-ginger chutney and greens thoroughly satisfied one of my friends. Sandwiches cost around £3.50.
BREAD THINGS -- They also sell whole baguette, or various other loaves such as a German rye.
COFFEE THINGS -- Espresso, americano, cappuccino, and standard coffee drinks. No frills really, but they do the simple drinks very well. Coffee drinks start at £1.80 for a single shot espresso.
I hate how places charge extra to eat in, but Deux Amis is small enough that it might be one cafe that is justified in doing so. But on an early Sunday afternoon the extra few pence are worth it. The cafe is intimate, welcoming, calm, and comfortable. The waitstaff is friendly, and I can tell that they care, in a genuine way, about presenting and creating just the kind of atmosphere I've described.
I'll be going back, most likely for a pastry and coffee.
First came across this place when my parents were living across the street, and Bloomsbury Cheeses next door hadn't been replaced by a design firm with an enormous beige oil painting of Angelina Jolie in the window (weird, so weird - bring back the cheese!).
Probably the best thing going for this place is that it is a welcome change from London's unending stream of chain outlets. Their baguettes and pastries are fine, not mind-bendingly amazing, and certainly not a substitute for a chunnel-fueled weekend in gay Paree, but I would rather eat a tasty almond croissant in this charming, independent shop, than even set my foot in one of the myriad Costa Coffees, Cafe Nero's, or (gasp!) Starbucks that line every high street.
Met a friend here for breakfast recently, and tried a baguette filled with cream cheese blended with walnuts, dates and spices. It was a bit rich, so I'm not sure I'd have it again, but definitely worth trying once. Hurray for originality!
This is one of the most charming cafes in central London that I know. It is just off the Euston road, between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, and a great place for a pre or post train snack, or if you are working at the British Library.
It is a tea room/cafe with a French theme, which is reflected in the sandwiches. It is quite small, but cosy, and wonderfully decorated, with nice and polite staff. The place also seems to have its regulars which adds to the charm.
A wonderful place to relax quietly in Central London
A nice local cafe, just round the corner from my flat, and the pastries are certainly good but its all a little overpriced, and the sandwiches are a real let down.
The seating is pretty but a little cramped. There is definitely a lot of potential, and I will certainly be popping back every now and then to pick up some breakfast pastries to take away!
A dull green tea room with gleaming white tablecloths - here locals relax with a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper, while the servers bring trays of fresh pastries to line the windows. There is something very quiet, subdued and magical about the atmosphere of the place. You forget that you're in London, minutes away from the clamour of King's Cross.
The pastries - a full array of french croissants, pain au chocolats, tarts and twists - are beguiling to behold. They make savoury quiches and spinach strudels, too, and french baguettes with unique fillings. I walked by this place every morning as a student, and could never resist their crunchy almond croissants.
This is an excellent cafe. It serves great fresh pastries and cakes and has a fine selection of coffee and tea. It is a good cafe for reading a book in solitude or working on your computer; an excellent alternative to a samey chain coffee shop.
It is really popular with people passing by on their way to work and local residents who need a good coffee to-go.
It is not a big place so it can get busy quite quickly.
There is a step up to the door to the cafe so it is not very accessible for wheelchair users.
This is such an intimate and cozy place! The moment you step in, you get into a classy frenchy warm environment. I'm a regular customer there and will continue to go. Their pastries are so yummy! All their freshly baked pastries are great especially their spinach/cheese crown! The sandwiches are also good, try their chicken/cranberry it's good, the brie is nice as well, the duck sandwich, everything!! The lovely decoration makes it so sweet, it's lovely for a quick breakfast or tea.. Sitting side-by-side to other people might not be very comfortable and so is their extra-solid chairs.. I recommend it if you're in the area :-)
the clichéd french cafe that lives up to the cliché.
fantastic coffee, delicious pastries (an almond croissant to die for!), and friendly staff. cozy atmosphere (seats could be a bit more comfy). only complaint is that there could be more variety in the sandwiches ...
My friend brought me here for tea and I fell in love with it. It definitely feels warmer and homier than Caffe Nero, Costa or Starbucks. I tried a vegetable baguette sandwich and a pastry, and both were fresh and light. My friend had a pastry and a hot chocolate which she really enjoyed. The place has a charming quality to it that I haven't found elsewhere. It makes me wish I lived around the corner so I could come around every afternoon.
Midway between Kings Cross/St. Pancras Stns and Russell Square Underground is a pleasant, out of the way cafe with fresh brewed coffee, fresh baguettes, danish and light sandwiches. Custom coffee beverages such as espressos and Cappuccinos are very well made. Fellow customers seem to respect each other with hushed conversations. A nice safe haven for an afternoon espresso.
This charming little French patisserie will keep you coming back for years, with it's mouth watering pastries and luxurious cakes it's a perfect venue for afternoon tea. This place definitely leaves a sweet pleasant taste in your mouth that will occupy your memory on endless occasions. A perfect treat to complete a lazy afternoon in London.
When I lived around the corner, I would frequently get a fresh baguette here and was very pleased with the quality. Their pastries are also quite nice.
Favourite, favourite, favourite! We come every weekend for a treat, and it has never disappointed. Highly recommend.
Charming little patisserie. Rather cramped but it's nice for couples or small groups of friends. Way more character than most places in the area. Not opulent, but it's nice. I usually have a hot chocolate which is about £2.40 i think. A good selection of pastries. I've also had the brownie which is fairly good, more crumbly than chewy, though.
Had a meeting here today and found it unexpectedly charming. The coffee was nice too but no soya milk.
a lovely spot for lunch - excellent service but sandwich fillings could be a little more adventurous - haven't tried the pastries yet but am going back tomorrow to buy a pain au chocolat (they looked delicious all lined up in the window). Shame the boulangerie doesn't open a little earlier (owners - something to think about maybe?) as I would make a detour to buy breakfast there on my way to work (I start at 9).
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