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Fernandez & Wells, Soho, London

limster | Sep 14, 200806:04 AM     2

Went to the cafe this time (on Beak Street).

A strong dark flat white, full of the roasty bitterness, the acidity mopped by the milk, coffee that will put hair on your chest.

Wonderful lemon meringue tart, the slightest browning on the stiff surface of the meringue, a star shaped dome tapering elegantly to a thin, sharp peak. The meringue, still soft puffy and slightly moist, plays well against the more liquid lemon beneath, sharp and sweet, and lastly the hard snap of the crust that breaks abruptly.

Pain au chocolate is of the hefty and dense variety, rather than a light construct of air and fragile pastry. Nice smear of chocolate on the inside.

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