The Fleet River Bakery is a lunch spot behind Holborn station. We went there yesterday for lunch and I have to start by saying that I had the best Latte I have had in a loooong time (see picture), beautifully strong Monmouth coffee and not too much milk. We then had an artichoke and salad wrap and shared a piece of carrot cake. There were other vegetarian options including a cheese roll, quiche, torilla and sweet potato soup. The wrap was extremely crisp and fresh and the bread was a proper home made flat bread not a spongy, claggy tortilla (which I don’t like much). The carrot cake was moist and with proper cream cheese frosting. The service was efficient and friendly and the customers were plentiful and looked happy. There was a large lunchtime queue forming when we arrived and it was dealt with speedily and with good humour. Our lunch came to £15.00.
The Fleet River Bakery looks like a cosy, homespun sort of place but in reality it is a pretty large operation with two downstairs rooms as well as the upstairs cafe area with window bench seating and a couple of outside tables. This is quite an achievement and one which the staff at the Market Coffee House in Spitalfields would do well to study.