If you’ve been getting meat sweats from all the ultra-trendy junk food in town, perhaps it’s time for something nourishing. Recent weeks have seen a number of cafés serving healthy, homely food arrive in Soho, including a branch of Hampstead’s excellent Ginger and White on Silver Place, as well as pop-up café FAT (Food Art Talk) on Beak Street. FAT has been in the papers lately, thanks to an evening of on-site spoof clit-lit readings (hilarious, or so we’re told) – but we like it for a quiet lunchtime bite, choosing from a wholesome range of own-made salads (nutty red rice or verdant sesame-coated beans); posh picnic goods (a slice of frittata or warm potato cake with a fiery Romesco-esque sauce); followed up by dense, moist, not-so-wholesome cakes. The stripped-back space (the former home of underperforming Thai restaurant Benja) will be open only until 2 September. Tania Ballantine
For info, see Food Art Talk.