The ‘story’ here is that great understanding of coffee, cakes and pastries which comes with a Turkish heritage. All types of coffee – everything from international style cappuccino and affogato to Turkish coffee, are excellently done: quick to take out if you are half-way up or down St James’ St, but charming also to sit inside the quirky, cosy interior with its chessboard tables, especially if you can bag one of the two swing seats at the window. There is also a children’s play area. Home-baked cakes and the sandwich selection includes coffeeshop standards such as lemon and polenta cake and panini, but there are also Turkish treats including simit (sesame crusted bread rings) and borek filled with white cheese and spinach and sahlep – a comforting milky drink which dates back to Ottoman times. You can also ask for Turkish tea, which is sipped slowly from a glass. The young and friendly team are efficient and the welcome is warm and very genuine.