Written on: 14/12/2004 by Kanarki (24 reviews written)
Excellent coffee, one of the last coffee houses where you can smoke, and seriously good food.
Ciabattas can be pricey but you get that everywhere in London.
Coffee is excellent. My regular is usually a Mocha with one shot of coffee and no whipped cream but I have tried and can recommend their hot chocolate, Chocissimo (Costa have a similar product but Soho Nero have been doing it for years. I haven't spotted it in any other branch though), their Latte, Cappachino and Expresso.
Their food usually ranges from delicious, mediterranean themed sandwiches, ciabattas and big roll things. Also they serve soups, yougurt, cakes(passion cake is nice), muffins, Italian sweet breadsticks and for some reason a mini version of the traditional Portuguese xmas cake all year round.
If you're one of those people that like to have something to do whilst drinking coffee other than reading the paper try my simple Nero window game:
Usually this will only work on a friday or saturday night so if your local Nero's closes at 8:30pm go to Soho.
Soho is where we invented this so it is the best place to play.
Next you need a Nero which has a window bar, the closer you are to the window and headheight of the people outside the better. Those Nero's with couches near the window, sorry, you need stools.
Next go get your coffee and some friends, please don't do this alone especially if you are a girl, people can take it the wrong way.
Now the aim of the game is to get the biggest reaction out of the drunkards that pass by your window with the smallest input, so just catch their eye, if your feeling risky you could smile, wink or poke your tongue.
Bonus points for police, traffic wardens and old people. Only positive reactions count as they are harder to procure.