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The Pompidou Cafe

#1,220 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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284 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NR, England
+44 20 7278 7677
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A warm welcome from pleasant staff. Offering fresh cooked tasty food and beverages. A short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.

Thank Joanne H
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2,126 reviews
1,099 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this area every so often but don't usually walk this far up the main road away from KX so have not noticed this proper old style Italian cafe. Had an excellent cappuccino. Food looks exactly what you would expect. Sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes, omlettes and pasta..... You can get a good meal for maybe £6. I will be... More 

Thank sheepygold
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199 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great cafe and really friendly staff. I had eggs and bacon and it was freshly cooked to order and very nice. The tea was served in a pot but needed another teabag which I will request next visit. My fellow diners also enjoyed their breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast and fried eggs on toast. Very clean... More 

Thank Graeme B
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Called here for breakfast before train journey home, would usually go elsewhere but didn't have time so was pleased to find this place. Both of us had the Pompidou breakfast and were impressed along with the service which was very welcoming, service was quick which still gave us plenty of time to catch the train. Will definitely be back!

Thank blakecharlie
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Had a nice breakfast before biting the train to go up country. Very busy only one wobbly table free,which the Japanese tourist kept knocking into.however the food was good coffee 🍵 great,and the owners banter with me was excellent,which totally went over the heads of the japenese tourists with their harry potter scarfs on...recomended.🍴

Thank ksmith1962
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Service was great. Food was nice as welk. Easy to find , near Kings Cross St. Pancras Had the advocado toast which was really good!

Thank Julia H
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Could be good but not really living up to its potential. The full English breakfast I had was slightly below average, e.g., fried eggs not cooked with a nice runny yolk, catering sausage, slightly congealed bakedbeans etc. It was not cheap either. In addition the table I had was very wobbly, which can be a nuisance. They need to look... More 

1 Thank Paul B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for quick breakfast with friends this morning while waiting for a train. Obviously very popular so an absolute diamond find at Pompidou, avocado toast so good and massive portions. Perfect eggs, staff were funny joking with us and fast service. Good coffee, FRESH squeezed OJ and great to see that everyone cares about what they serve. In and... More 

Thank Alice E
Brisbane, Australia
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145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing about our visit here portrayed excellence. The staff were not rude, but not warm. With 3 French guys working and communicating (very loudly) amongst themselves, the vibe in the place was all about them. It made for an uncomfortable environment. Ordering and cleaning tables seemed a task for the 1 guy serving. The food was ok. Nothing great. Eggs... More 

Thank Mic E
Winchester, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous coffee, great value breakfast, super-fast service even though busy, all with a friendly smile - would that Costa and Starbucks and the rest could be something like this! Highly recommend. I had egg and bacon bap and outstandingly strong Italian coffee. They do excellent sandwiches, freshly squeezed orange and much more

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 7677

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