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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 good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“panini” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Been twice. Hugely satisfying ciabatta/baguettes. Vast amount of filling. Smoked salmon £5. Smoked salmon with sumptuous prawn cocktail £6. Both to take away but can't praise highly enough.

Thank Aldra C
Reviewed 28 December 2017

My wife and I popped in this cafe for mid-afternoon lunch on Thursday and were pleasantly surprised at the choice on offer and the reasonable prices for this area. The hot meals we ordered - a vegetable pasta and a chilli con carne - arrived...More

Thank Ellis H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I had high hopes for this hole-in-the-wall for some late breakfast sandwiches. The workers were friendly, seemed Portuguese maybe though I didn't see any of that food available. Sandwiches were freshly prepared from mostly previously cooked ingredients. I was expecting the egg sandwich to be...More

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed 22 October 2017

At last, a decent cup of coffee. Not too strong or burnt, it tasted of coffee and I really enjoyed it. If I hadn't been meeting friends for lunch I definitely would have tried the food on offer too. It's not a fancy coffee shop,...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and good service. After 17 years of using this establishment with lots of new comers opening up around it you still can't beat its simple and excellent service.

Thank Paqthehammer
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good cafe to pick up a fresh sandwich or panini or there is an option to dine in also. Many food options available including salads and pasta too. Efficient and friendly service.

Thank Mon_Petit14
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
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hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
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Derek A
8 May 2016|
Response from Catherine F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but was certainly open all day sat. Not sure on evenings
11 April 2015|
Response from 633debbie | Reviewed this property |
It takes 5 minutes walking
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 8549
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