Apple Butter Café opens its doors in Seven Dials

A taste of the Middle East comes to Monmouth Street

This month, Apple Butter Café has launched on Monmouth Street, bringing speciality coffee, Middle Eastern desserts and freshly baked pastries, plus lunchtime salads and sandwiches (and more) to Seven Dials.

Bringing a touch of ‘flattery and smooth talk’ to the area, Apple Butter Café offers a warm welcome for all with its all-day dining menu, cosy yet sophisticated surroundings next to an iconic and ultimately instagrammable apple tree, planted centre stage for all to see and enjoy.

Open Monday to Sunday from 8am until 9pm, the 65-cover hot spot with a cosy front terrace will serve a wide range of specialty coffee alongside gourmet sandwiches and salads, indulgent Middle Eastern-inspired desserts and daily freshly-baked cakes and pastries piled high.  

Goat Labneh Salad – complete with Mesclun, baby spinach, caramelised walnuts, goji berries, balsamic dressing; Chicken Yakitori – served with honey mustard mayo, baby rocket, pickles and soya sesame oil; signature Lotus Flower dessert – filled with chocolate ganache, chocolate chips, topped with ice cream and caramel sauce and Cold Brew coffee – brewed in room temperature for eight-12 hours for the best tasting coffee. With quality and taste at its core, Apple Butter Café will also offer a full gluten- and diary-free range to suit all tastes.

With deep red brick-lined walls and smooth parquet flooring, Apple Butter Café portrays a subtle and elegant twist on art deco style with spot and pendant lighting suspended from the ceiling and walls.

The concept has been created by Middle Eastern-born business operators and brothers Saleh and Mohammad Alayan alongside Faycal Abdel Khalek, each delivering something special and unique to its ultimate creation.  Collectively bringing years of experience, passion and success with all things hospitality, the trio chose the heart of London to launch their debut east meets west fusion café concept. 

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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