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Terry's Cafe

158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
+44 20 7407 9358
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took two American friends to Terry’s Cafe to sample a true English fry-up, and it did not disappoint. Good quality sausages, a surprising Bubble ‘n’ Squeak and nice fried tomatoes. They also had rich tasting coffee. A tad overpriced, but only slightly, and friendly...More

Thank GeorgeJames2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had set out specifically to visit Terry’s having read lots of nice reviews. They don’t seem to like people with bicycles very much and we’re a bit off and unfriendly. We didn’t feel welcomed at all so we rode off and had a lovely...More

1  Thank Waterscats
Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Let’s be honest , you cycled into London with out a bike lock and wanted to rest both of your bicycles on our seating area , I simply asked you not to , you decided to ride off else where , it’s not s secret...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is as British as it gets! He wonderful Cafe has featured in many films and TV shows and is as authentic as it looks. The service is always friendly, the menu large and the portions even more generous! My favourite place to stop for...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is good, portions are plentiful. taste was not as good as I expected, the dark sausage did't taste any good. Price was Ok for London I guess.

Thank Raul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast friendly service with fresh hot food. The veggie breakfast was delicious. Amazing veggie sausage. The freshly squeezed orange juice was so sweet and satisfying.

Thank candiemandie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terry's does breakfasts in a setting that winds the clock back to circa 1940's and when a breakfast was a meal to keep you working from dawn to dusk. The character and vibe are instant attractions and everyone at my table casually chatted as we...More

Thank 7fire3
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is really cosy and with a nice decoration like in the 20ies. Food was really tasty and not expensive. Have been here twice in our holidays as our appartment is right next to it. On the Photo are the fancy eggs, chocolate croissant...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 5 June 2018

There is no space on the walls - photos of old London, memoires from the Empire, royal family-related newspaper cuttings, Terry's 'words of wisdom', stuffed/fake budgies (not sure which), old boxing gloves and football boots.. the clutter is a tribute to a London of yesteryear....More

Thank TigSavage
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Another London visit and another visit to terry's, I made a mistake in ordering "The works" last year as it's a big beast and as much as I tried, I couldn't finish it, so I ordered "The blowout" this time around, fantastic quality, all cooked...More

2  Thank MMEOL
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We ate here one morning because it was very close to the Waterloo train station, within walking distance. It was my first experience with an English breakfast and it did not disappoint! It’s a pretty small place but the food is great and they serve...More

1  Thank Brian H
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Response from RobPilling | Reviewed this property |
Open Monday to Saturday 7-2pm, 1pm on Saturday
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Hi , We accept all major credit cards .... Best wishes, Austin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 9358
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If you’re looking for a Michelin-star restaurant you’re in the wrong place. Terry’s Cafe is a diamond in the rough. In an area now saturated with chains and soulless cheap snacks we’re proud to have achieved TripAdvisor’s 5-star rating and Certificate of Excellence for two years running. We offer good, affordable, locally sourced produce. And with our ever-increasing takeaway menu you can walk away with your lunch for a fiver. Our story: Terry came from a modest family of cooks. His dad was a chef in the army and his mum a pastry cook, so naturally he grew up around food. Born and raised in South London — all his family were from the Borough — where bomb sites were the playgrounds of his generation. Like most working class families in London, summer holidays were spent working on hop farms around Kent, pulling down vines for the local breweries. During the war he was evacuated to Folkestone, where he lived with an Army major and his wife. After the bombs stopped falling, Terry was reunited with the major on a trip down memory lane which resulted in his ownership of two pigs. This quickly turned into a smallholding two thousand pigs. (Promise we’re not telling porkies.) Learning the trade: At 17, Terry got a job at Smithfield Meat Market, where he learnt his trade in all aspects of butchery. But after a long career in the market, he decided it was time for a change of direction in order to spend some time with his young family. In 1982 he opened what is now known as Terry’s Cafe. With his extensive product knowledge, cooking and butchering skills, he produced wonderful home-cooked food using the resources from Smithfield and Borough markets nearby. South London ambassador: During his life, Terry was an ambassador for the local community. He passed on his values and experience to his son, Austin, who was named after Austin’s of Peckham, a former antiques shop on Rye Lane. Terry even got a discount on antiques for promoting the name. Austin has worked in Terry’s since becoming a Saturday boy at the age of 14. Now in his thirties, he plans to move forward with his dad’s winning formula and continue to promote traditional values and British culture in a positive fashion. Terry’s Tea Drink tea for Victory -World peace & positivity Have you seen the news lately? It seems like every day there’s another war, scandal or natural disaster. Just thinking about it would make your head spin. While you’re at Terry’s, we’d like to encourage you to pause for thought and meditate over a cup of your favourite brew. It’ll help you put things in perspective and appreciate the wonderful world we live in. The only London caff with it's own blend of tea. London’s noted cup of tea was the result of a research trip to Sri Lanka and India that was more about self-discovery than tea discovery. But the people at Terry’s are no stranger to a decent cup of tea. The distinctive flavour and soothing effect of these teas were hard to ignore. And soon they were on a boat to London to be sold exclusively at Terry’s. Terry's Tea : London's noted cup of tea since 1982 , pure unblended , fully traceable ceylon tea , available in store and on the Terry's cafe website . Available in English Breakfast (Cylon Black ) . Earl Grey . Green tea & Jasmine . Chamomile .London's morning pride coming soon . SUMMER NOTICE :Please note we will be closed on Saturdays for the the month of August only . Return to a normal work Schedule in September
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