SquareMeal Review of
Tapped & Packed
One of a pair of chatty, modern-era coffee shops in Fitzrovia (the other is on Rathbone Place), Tapped & Packed aims for a clean, cosy vibe. There are changing displays of photographs &
artwork on the walls, sugar comes in old Tate & Lyle treacle tins, & there are brown velvety seats to nestle on. Espressos are pumped from a La Marzocco machine & the roster of caffeine
hits extends to flat whites, filters, ristrettos, machiatos & suchlike, with an impressive seasonal array of beans ranging from the sweet caramel notes of El Salvador’s Finca La Fany to
blackcurrant- & cherry-tinged Tegu AA Kirimukuyu from Kenya. There are some fascinating teas, too. If you’re peckish, pick from the enticing window display of filled baguettes & sandwiches,
vienoisserie, chocolate brownies, cupcakes & sponges.