27 Exmouth Market, EC1
Music, Coffee, Bagels - what more could you need.
Listen to great music, have a proper cup of coffee and a delicious bagel - being a mum doesn't mean you have to drop your standards.
I have to say the coffee here is really excellent and the cakes too. The staff are really, really nice with children (they'll put a Muffy rabbit on a babycino in chocolate, or try other shapes if asked to). It's not enormous inside, but there's a courtyard garden at the back, which is a nice haven. Then, once you're full of delicious cake, you can go and have a look in Book Ends, which has loads of children's books and lots of arty and crafty stuff.