Cafe Monico's beginnings

Nearly 140 years ago brothers Giacomo and Battista Monico opened a side-street cafe in London’s West End. While the majority of their neighbours were demolished in 1885 to make way for the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue, the brothers expanded their premises and thrived for another generation before the site finally succumbed to the expansion of Piccadilly Circus in the 1950s.

Today Soho House, in collaboration with chef Rowley Leigh, has resurrected Cafe Monico right around the corner, complete with vintage décor and a central bar.

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Contact

0203 727 6161

Location

39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London,
W1D 6LA

Hours

Mon to Thurs: 08:00 - 00:00
Friday: 08:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 00:00