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Crown Cafe

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136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
+44 20 7836 8549
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“panini” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, European, British
136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's great to find an independent cafe just a stones throw from Covent Garden. Great range of sandwiches, baked potatoes, hot food at value for money in an other pricy area of London. Large sitting area, very friendly staff & quick service.

Thank CKCSfan
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We wanted to have a proper cup of coffee prior to going to the theatre but this is hard to find. Yes there are Starbucks and the like, but we wanted a nice coffee and a real cake - nothing "plastic". So after a bit...More

Thank BonnieSwede
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Bored of Pret and Eat and all the rest? You can get a pretty decent panini here on the corner of the Strand and Waterloo Bridge and not a bad cuppa. As caffs go, it's a caff, but on the occasions I've popped in for...More

Thank simon r
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at the Strand Palace hotel and were looking for somewhere to have breakfast but it looked like all there was were Starbucks, Costas and the like and we definitely didn't want those. We turned a corner and there was the Crown Cafe so...More

Thank Daltry
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Crown Cafe Bar whilst going to the theatre and found this to be good value, especially for its location. The food was lovely and there was so much choice. They serve a range of hot and cold choices, however, we went for...More

Thank holidaytime89
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great little cafe producing excellent meals and takeaway. It has a certain vibe akin to the Seinfeld's Soup Naz episode, which makes it all the more delicious to visit!

Thank Gattaca616
Reviewed 13 January 2017

These guys can make great sandwiches. The workers were super friendly and they knew what all their regulars wanted each morning as soon as they walked in the door. I highly recommend trying these guy out.

Thank UtahOutdoors
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Ate here twice in recent visit to London. First was to grab a coffee and cake the afternoon we arrived. It was as good, if not better, than I remembered. Went back for lunch the following day. It is just a basic deli type café...More

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 3 December 2016

After the Stockpot closed in Old Compton street I read that a good replacement was the Crown Cafe. On visiting I had the most disgusting meal I have had for a long time - lasagne with what I presume was a salad I.e. one slice...More

Thank allan_hay2
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Crown Cafe offered a wide range of tasty food from filled jacket potatoes to yummy paninis, all of which you can eat in or take away! Also has a great vegetarian selection! The staff are the friendliest! overall a really lovely, tasty meal!

Thank soaj97
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Derek A
What are the opening hours
8 May 2016|
Response from Catherine F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but was certainly open all day sat. Not sure on evenings
How far on foot to Aldwych Theatre or how long roughly would it take to walk?
11 April 2015|
Response from 633debbie | Reviewed this property |
It takes 5 minutes walking
How far is it walking from Crown Cafe to Aldwych Theatre?
10 April 2015|
Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
10ish minutes walk!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 8549
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