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The Coffee Cup

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74 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QX, England
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I go to this cafe at least once a week, it is always full and a good place to meet friends and have a casual dinner or lunch or snack. The food is good, especially if you know what to order... the pasta is great, you can also order 1/2 portion which is big enough (unless you are a big... More 

Thank Louise P
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the coffee cup a few times as it is close to our home. This time we came with visiting family. This is a little gem, which it took as a while to discover. By its looks you would think is just a greasy spoon (and it does serve great full English breakfast), or just a coffee... More 

Thank MarianthiO
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great looking little restaurant. Rich history. Disappointed by the Latte. It was extremely hot and watery. Especially since coffee is in their name. The staff was fantastic however. Will come back for the food next time.

Thank Chilenz
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Was very busy on New Year's Day but frankly staff were overwhelmed and this showed - were rude and rushed! My salmon sandwich was supposed to come with pepper and lemon and didn't have neither, bland and tasteless. Lack of initiative and customer service absent. Will not go back

Thank Dan7928
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The service here was terrible; only one of the five different staff who waited on us could summon even half a smile. Our dinner plates were removed quickly enough once finished, even while the rest of our table was still eating, but then we were left for a long time. The waitress seemed almost shocked when we requested a dessert... More 

Thank atomikku
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

best character cafe' with great selection of dishes at an unbelievably good price. Often go with the kids and may have to wait to be seated in this old fashioned bastion of Hampstead. Since it was taken over by the owner of Villa Bianca, sharing the kitchen and most of its produce, it has been serving traditional Italian dishes (good... More 

Thank TesAngel
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Been going here for a few years and really used to love going there. Especially nice during the summer. Good food selection and open past midnight. However recently there seems to be a new manager and a change of staff. Service was abysmal on the last visit with the new manager seeming more interested in his Facebook than serving customers.... More 

Thank Arjun_93
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172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If heading for Hampstead Heath on a Sunday morning there is no better start to the day than breakfast here. We had poached eggs, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and egg and sausages respectively and all were proclaimed very yummy. Service was friendly and the prices very civilised. A place to return to and reading the reviews it seems that... More 

Thank Hitchcock2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop is a Hampstead gem. Fast and efficient service and a menu (particularly specials) that benefit from this cafe being part of the same family as the excellent Villa Bianca round the corner, Hampstead's best restaurant. Top tip is the seating at the back. Pasta Milanese is a favorite. Try this and nearby Mani's for a great experience.... More 

Thank Rupert M
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Been visiting this cafe for thirty years. Not aware it has ever really changed its decor. Outside space very cramped and inside quite dark. Staff always pleasant food reasonable and of a good standard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?