Mon-Thu 7.30am-11.30pm Fri 7.30am-Midnight Sat 9am-Midnight Sun 10.30am-10.30pm
Time Out Says...
Bar Termini does two things: coffee and cocktails. Coffee is overseen by Marco Arrigo, head of quality for Illy, who has probably trained more baristas – and trained them rigorously – than anyone else in the UK. Cocktails are supervised by Tony Conigliaro, the alco-alchemist behind 69 Colebrooke Row and Zetter Town House, among others. Teams don’t get much dreamier than this.
The aim of this joint, named after Rome's principal train station, is to offer Soho workers and visitors an authentic Italian pit stop from early morning until late at night. I popped in for a quick pre-dinner sharpener and quickly made my way through the entire negroni list: Rosato (rose-petal infused), Superiore (pink peppercorn-infused) and Classico. Here the negronis are pre-made, aged and served in miniature custom-made glasses without ice so the flavour stays consistently perfect.
Welcome to Bar Termini, which you should know about for two reasons:
1) The coffee’s good. You’ll find five simple, perfectly-executed coffees here... 2) The cocktails are good. You may know Tony Conigliaro from earlier hits...But if you don’t, then know this: he’s the cocktailing equivalent of Willy Wonka, a man who’s spent endless months squirelled away inside his “Drinks Factory” in Islington producing Bar Termini’s highly-curated menu of Italian-style cocktails.