Maison Bertaux takes the honours of being London’s oldest French patisserie, dating back to the 19th century.
The place seems almost stuck in time, since not even the till is automated here, it’s a taste of the old way of life. Patrons squeeze around the old piano if the weather has taken a turn for the worst, but generally many prefer to take advantage of the pavement tables and watching the bustle of London.
To many, it’s a familiar and staple part of life in Soho, used as a refuge from the stress of corporate life (if only for while you’re sipping your tea).
28 Greek Street,, London London W1D 5DQ