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Cafe Frei

61A Alie Street | London Aldgate East, London E1 8EB, England
+44 20 3490 2073
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“avocado salad” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“au lait” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
61A Alie Street | London Aldgate East, London E1 8EB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality! It was an amazing place, with various of quality coffee! Loved it <3 I am sad that they are closed :( I hope it will reopen soon somewhere else in London!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Reka F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Sad to hear of Café Frei closing, the coffee was out of this world and the staff were the friendliest in London. Bring it back in a different location!

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Adam L
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The best coffee I’ve tasted and the service is/was fantastic. I’m very sad to hear it’s clised and hope it will reopen in some capacity. Fantastic place.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Pete J
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I have been to the Cafe Frei in Gyor (Hungary) and the atmosphere was fun, curious and very positive. It was depressing seing this place in London with a lot of potential (and space!) having no customers in a moment when there should have been...More

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank GermanoF
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Sadly, today is it's lsst day after almost two years. Why? Location and probably over invested in an area that did not attract customers to a back street. Place looked too large for the number of seats. Two counter staff. Self-service. No service at table....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mypace
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I'd enjoyed my visits to the branch in Budapest so I was delighted to see that this branch was around the corner from a work's event. Menu was exactly the same as I'd seen in Budapest with the same amazing range of coffees. Unseasonably high...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank UKSian
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I was after a swift brunch after a long train journey up to London and before an 11 o’clock meeting. Café Frei was on my route and looked inviting. Smart décor, friendly and knowledgeable staff, good food display, vast selection of coffees, intelligently explained instead...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank rowliem
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I've been there a few times and the coffee every time was amazing. I tried some cake too, was good (but nothing special). I strongly recommend this place to visit if you would like to try different type of coffees. Nice place to meet up...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Palankai
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the Premier Inn opposite and popped in for a drink. What an amazing place. Coffees from around the world and wonderfully made. My wife opted for a Hot Chocolate with Chilli and what a stunning drink it was. I had the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank CardiffWeb
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Great place to meet up with someone to have a relaxed conversation and try one or two of the unique coffee creations.Or three. :) Have some of the delicious cakes as well, while you are there! Friendly staff to make you feel comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank _Nora1122_
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61A Alie Street | London Aldgate East, London E1 8EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3490 2073
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"Taste the World" through our extraordinary line of coffee drinks - we offer more than 70 different recipes from the major coffee kitchens. Always made from freshly roasted Arabica plantation coffee curiosities sorted by hand.
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