SquareMeal Review of
Artigiano St Pauls
This cool customer, with its modern looks and chilled vibe, neatly contrasts with the historic majesty of its next-door neighbour, St Paul’s Cathedral. A café-cum-wine-bar that effortlessly bridges the gap between day and night, Artigiano offers stand-up cups of speciality Joe with which to kick-start your morning, alongside fresh juices and tempting pastries; at lunch, there are deep-filled bagels, freshly made sandwiches and flavoursome superfood salads; while at any time of the day you can pop in for a slice of cake, a gooey chocolate brownie, or liquid indulgence in the form of a velvety milkshake (served in a jar, natch) or a cocktail. When the suits clock off, the focus shifts steadily to drinks: craft bottled beers, boutique wines and fizz, and yet more cocktails, with shareable flatbread pizzas providing tasty ballast. The bare-brick walls and variety of seating (settle into a comfy armchair, perch on a stool, or soak up the sun at the pavement tables) make this place a versatile pit stop.