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Terry's Cafe

158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
+44 20 7407 9358
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a gem of a joint. Coming from Australia I’m used to big breakfast but this was just well done. THE best coffee and hot chocolate I had in London. Breakfast was absolutely brilliant and service was top notch. Lovely setting and location. Try the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jackmX9372QD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, cosy and good service. Had their standard breakfast with toast, good amount and nice scramble egg.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ruianns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us found this place by chance looking for some breakfast on a football day out. Perfect start to the day. Busy place with limited room, but the staff had us seated quickly and the food was decently priced and great quality. Typical old...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Spongebob1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty and cosy place if you want to treat yourself with a fry up. Big portions and the price is very good considering the location. Go in if you want to travel back in time and dine in a tipical English cafe. Loved the furniture...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank giovanna_a7777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a late night and a few glasses of vino my sister and I were in search of a good English breakfast, we certainly found it at Terry's. The staff were efficient and friendly, our breakfast arrived quickly and was quite simply delicious. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Libby1609
Reviewed 12 December 2018

What a place! Good honest food served in the surroundings of a real bankside institution. We love this place where I work. It's always busy so we don't tend to get in as often as we would like. The Christmas lunch is a huge plateful...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J633ZDsimong
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I went for a fry up on Saturday morning and after waiting a little bit me and my friend accepted to share a table with another 2 poeple. The food was good (nothing exceptional) but we had to move twice to accomodate more people on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Inmaculada O
Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi , I remember you well and recollect your movements .... To be honest it is a balancing act on Saturday due to the numbers we attract nowadays. That said we have a duty of care to get as many people in as possible, particularly...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Is it racist these days to expect chirpy Londoners serving us in a cafe that boasts it's London lineage? Disinterested eastern Europeans slopping our undercooked bacon and runny eggs down with unbuttered toast and a mound of ultra watery tomatoes. Incredibly disappointed and won't be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RalfRosin
Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Ralf, I’m disappointed to hear of your disappointment, we are living in a changing world with nationalities living in various parts of the world. That does not change how we represent our nationality. We would hope our customers would recognise this in the modern...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast whilst I was on a trip back to London to this sublime cafe in between Borough and Southwark. I’d been a few times before so couldn’t miss the opportunity to go back. The breakfasts are great, big portions, lots of variety,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tombrevitt
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We regularly go here once every couple weeks. Good old fashion grub and service, really great home cooked food. The sausage and herb pie is a must and the steak pie is huge, fills up a massive plate. Portions are very generous and good value...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nevereverland
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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