weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours
The most popular and gayest restaurant in Soho’s Old Compton Street. BALANS serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open around the clock. Bigger on the inside than you might assume from the front entrance.
Good food, great cocktails, handsome waiters and reasonable prices. Free WiFi. BALANS is a place to be seen. Reservations recommended for Friday or Saturday nights. There are several branches in London.
weekday: 07:00 - 02:00
weekend: Sat 08:00 - 04:00 Sun 08:00 - 01:00
For years, Cafe Nero (corner of Old Compton Street and Frith Street) has been the hangout café of choice for many gay Londoners.
Perfectly located in the heart of Soho, its a place to meet up or a place to sit and just watch the world go past. The coffee’s pretty good, too, and it’s open almost 24 hours a day.
weekday: 10:00 - 21:00
weekend: Sat 10:00 - 21:00; Sun 12:00 - 19:00
100% Gourmet Regal Arabica coffee or haircut, or both? Fresh juice and tea shots also available at BLADE. The seats are equipped with iPad with internet access.
This gay-popular bar, café & salon is located next door to KU Soho bar.
Strategically located at the epicentre of gay Soho (directly opposite Caffe Nero), this 24-hour café bar has become one of the most popular gay hangouts on Old Compton Street. During long summer days, the windows are opened, shades lowered and tables are set out along the street.
Open 24 hours. Many stop by BALANS for a cold beer or coffee, but the café does serve a range of popular dishes, from bacon sandwiches at breakfast to burgers and fish & chips later in the day.
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+44 20 7376 0115 |
weekday: 08:00 - 00:00
weekend: 08:00 - 00:00
West London branch of this well-known gay-orientated restaurant chian. Whilst the atmosphere is not as quite as ‘gay’ as its Compton Street location, BALANS remains a popular place for gay friends to meet and ‘do lunch’.
Good food, reasonable prices and, last time we visited, some pretty cute waiters.