Divided into a patisserie, bar and dining room, this sprawling, loft-like space recalls the grand cafes of northern Italy: dapper barkeeps pour Aperol spritzers, waiters carry trays high and confidently, and a democratic mix of couples, suits and tourists tuck into decent bistro fare (go for the giant, Neapolitan-style pizzas). The macarons here are famous, though, frankly, we've had better elsewhere.

Although Bottega Louie is often packed, it's easy enough to land a seat, so don't be put off by the crowds.