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The menu, which changes daily, has been put together by head chef Daniela Gattegno, who was sous chef at nearby The Barbary and before that Ottolenghi, Morito and Moro.
Expect to find generously filled sandwiches – made with bread so good it was among the best we'd ever tasted – seasonal salads, and a breakfast that includes chia, turmeric and medjool date bircher or whipped feta, honey and walnuts on sourdough toast.
Our lunchtime highlights include butternut squash, sweet onion and sage quiche as well as a chicken, rose harissa, coriander and whipped feta sandwich. In particular, we fell in love with roasted carrot and feta salad.
If you can only visit once during the day, take our advice and go at breakfast. Pick up an oat milk cappuccino and pair it with a coffee and walnut cake.
Unfortunately the space is limited and the queues long, so if you can't get a seat, get your food to go and head to the brightly coloured benches in Neal's Yard.
Although the food in Jacob The Angel isn't as boundary-pushing as what can be found in The Barbary or The Palomar, the café is a lovely addition to Covent Garden and the area's trendy renaissance. See you there.
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|Jacob The Angel, 16A Neal's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP | MAP
30 Aug 17 – 31 Aug 18, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm