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Carmelite Cafe

181 Bow Road | E3 2SJ, London E3 2SJ, England
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 May 2017
“Secret hideaway”
18 Mar 2017
“Great little cafe”
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
181 Bow Road | E3 2SJ, London E3 2SJ, England
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Tucked down an alleyway between the main street and a local park, this cafe was a wonderful find. Excellent but small range on the menu but so tasty and satisfying. The plus is the superb coffee made by a super friendly barista from Australia. We...More

Thank Dave404F
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good coffee, the tastiest raspberry cake, excellent service, friendly. I'm coming back - though it's not local for me and not really on my usual path. And wonderful soda bread available to purchase.

Thank jzipress
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I went for evening coffee its good ! staff are nice. Need to increase snacks item, I enjoy my time because I was with special one😙 it makes place more special for me

Thank Fairypink A
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Cosy place. Everything is lovely here: staff, coffee, food, place, art gallery.... Try the sourdough, simply amazing!!!

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A lovely coffee shop... Coffee is excellent... The have soy and oat milk in case you are lactose intolerant... Food is really good too... The place is cleaned and they cook in front of you... I had the best soup ever (parsnip and apple soup)....More

Thank Alessandra F
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The carmelite cafe is a cute little local place that sells really good coffee and light food. I think they can't fry/cook anything, so breakfast / brunch is limited to healthy options such as salmon and eggs, but this is still really good.

Thank vikkiRLondon
Reviewed 17 April 2016

A lovely local coffee shop. A limited range of food that can vary between decent to excellent but come for the coffee. Very impressive coffee served by friendly, helpful staff. A hidden gem in East London.

Thank Kieran E
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you love Nude coffee this is one of the best places in East London. Order their garlic Portobello mushrooms on sourdough bread with fried duck egg on the weekends and your sure set for a perfect day ahead... yummy yum! All the staff are...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I was on a course on Bow Road and searched for places to eat on trip advisor. Tried it out for lunch with my course mates and we were not disappointed. Lovely food and fantastic ambience. We needed to have our last lunch there but...More

Thank Shazlina O
Reviewed 29 January 2016

It was around the time of Field Day Festival and we were in the area looking for a light breakfast and good coffee. We saw a big door and wanted to discover further. We ended up in this artsy and cosy corner next to a...More

Thank Nia K
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 181 Bow Road | E3 2SJ, London E3 2SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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