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Crown Cafe

#3,921 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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136 Strand, London WC2R 1HH, England
+44 20 7836 8549
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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ticks all the boxes for a quick lunch. Huge choice of fillings, deep filled sandwiches, fast, fairly priced and friendly.

1 Thank BenjaminJAllen
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

great place even if a bit rude sometimes, worth going and forgetting about one rude person in the staff , food is well done , go and have a breakfast

Thank 896jude
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It is one of the best places to have breakfast (take away too). Many types of freshly-made tasty panini. Very friendly staff and fast service! Recommended!

Thank Ste1050
Northwich, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were in a hurry in the morning and we were looking for a place where we could have a quick bite and freshen ourselves . We had mozzarella and tomato Panini with aubergine sliced in between, something which I had never had before. There is a large selection of breakfast , salads and pasta, but unfortunately we didn't have... More 

Thank sivakumarhip
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I attended King's College down the street for several years and this was always my favorite place in the neighborhood for lunch. The panini are tremendous and the other sandwiches are great too. It's excellent value considering it's only a little bit more expensive than the chain made sandwiches at Pret a Manger down the street. The staff are friendly... More 

1 Thank Louis M
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stayed in St Pauls and walked all the way to the Strand early one Sunday morning without finding anywhere that actually cooked food. There were a lot that did pre prepared rubbish that gets put in the microwave. We had our grand daughter with us who just wanted toast. There was nowhere. Then we stumbled across this place by accident... More 

Thank Glynn C
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Having been here before for breakfast we called in for a sandwich at lunchtime. Great selection of fillings available. Each sandwich made to order. Really good coffee too. Why use one of the chains? This is far better. Great value too.

Thank BennyDiction
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Frankly I'm addicted to them. Well cooked bacon, brown toast, butter and brown sauce. Excellent with a hangover, just as good without. They also do great coronation chicken sandwiches for lunch and paninis

1 Thank trin0209
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch here before the theatre. Were heading for Pret a Manger next door but were put off by the crowds so ducked in here instead. So glad we did. Food, prices and service was superb. An absolute little gem of a place. Visit if you can.

1 Thank jabulani4
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Ordered the chicken pasta but got sausage/ham/carrot/meatball pasta gunk .. no chicken!?! Asked for a replacement, and instead had the chicken curry. The chicken was so burnt from the microwave it was not even edible. I would not even give this food to my cat or any animal in fact.

2 Thank honestyisthebest2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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