i've always been a little wary of bar italia, it always seems so aggresively part of 'the scene'. whatever that scene is. but it turns out to be the perfect place to sit outside and have a cup of tea on a sunday morning, when there's not much else open in soho. i know tea's not really supposed to be the thing you have there, but they give you a nice big cup.
it's a nice place to just sit and watch the world. there seem to be a load of chinese kids going to school on sunday morning. reminds me of the misery of going to sunday school, but they seem a lot more motivated than I did.