This buzzing theatre bar and café attracts a lively bunch of Young Vic patrons and locals from breakfast through to last orders. Start the day with a muffin and a stiff espresso, and end it with a hot toddy or a mug of chocolate. In between, well-made cocktails combine fresh fruit with premium spirits (Waterloo sun is a mix of vanilla vodka, apple schnapps, apple juice and cinnamon), and the good-value wine list includes a drinker-friendly choice by the glass; there's also a small selection of fine vintages, all from boutique producers. Hungry drinkers can nibble on Szechuan chicken wraps or load up with juicy burgers in Sally Clarke’s brioche buns; otherwise, the menu runs from Waldorf salad to Finnan haddock fishcakes and spaghetti carbonara. Should the sun come out to play, book a table on the first-floor terrace.
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