Boki, Seven Dials – Your Central London Go-To For Coffee AND Cocktails
August 10, 2017
Boki is now open at Seven Dials, Covent Garden. Through the day, you’ll get the best Allpress coffee, smoothies, teas and freshly made juices along with creative breakfasts, Boki bowls, lunches and pastries, but by night, Boki is transformed into a drinking and dining space with an impressive horse shoe style wine bar for cocktails, tapas and wines from around the world.
The carefully crafted food menu has taken inspiration both from owner Boris Becker’s time in South East Asia and Kim Hargreaves’ upbringing in Herefordshire – it was love at first sight for us as we sampled firey mini tacos stuffed with barbecued lamb, peanut brittle and mint and sweetcorn salsa, and crispy chicken skin crackling dipped into delicious lemon and paprika hummus!
Working closely with drinksmith Matthias Lataille, Boki’s delightful bar menu includes a selection of hand picked wines from around the world (you must try the Massaya Rose from Lebanon), along with some special twists on classics like the negroni – The Boki Negroni is made with Sipsmith Gin, coffee infused Campari and Cocci Vermouth di Torino, while the Orchard BOKIni is the perfect drink to get the evening started with a blend of Martell VS Cognac and Apricot purée topple up with Crémant d’Alsace.
Having tested literally hundreds of coffees, keen baristas Kim and Boris are convinced Allpress coffee is the best by a mile – be sure to try them out with a mouthwatering salted caramel brownie! And being the perfect place to grab a relaxed coffee through the day, come 5pm, Boki’s stunning bar is also a wonderfully sociable space for kicking back, while taking in the urban outside/inside feel. With brass, gold and red set in stark contrast against the concrete effect walls, the bar itself is positioned with a fixed circular centrepiece directly above it, filled with vibrant plants and foliage under glass roof panelling. The bright, light and airy space is the perfect spot to chill out at night.
If you’re looking for premium coffee by day and delicious cocktails by night in a prime location, then Boki is your place.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield