Lebanese café Comptoir Libanais has catapulted itself into our unofficial list of favourite lunch spots. It takes Leon’s fast, healthy, design-conscious ethos and gives it a Middle Eastern twist - and without a sheesha pipe in sight.
The menu of of wraps, mezze (make sure you try the prawn falafel), salads and dips, flavoured breads and more substantial tagines is varied enough to cure even the worst dose of Pret-A-Manger-fatigue.
We found room for a mint tea and some orange macaroons, and we’ll be back to sample the frozen yoghurt menu. There’s no alcohol on sale, but the coffee and intriguing range of soft drinks - including a lip-smackingly sweet Strawberry Fanta – is worth a visit in itself. 65 Wigmore Street, London W1; www.lecomptoir.co.uk