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#369 of 15,146 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Loveliest staff in London!
1. Loveliest staff in London!
"The staff is such lovely and very warmly welcoming."
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2. Our Christmas baskets
2. Our Christmas baskets
"All the staff are extremely friendly which made it a lovely experience"
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3. Tasty Breakfast
3. Tasty Breakfast
"You made our day early in the morning!"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic full English breakfast, lovely smoothies, nice and quaint cafe. A bit small though, need more seats!! Would definitely recommend though.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

A chance meeting with David and anyone that puts in that much effort to drum up business deserves a chance. I only had a coffee and sat outside having a chat with David who is an interesting character. The coffee was excellent and I did...notice apart from a tasty looking breakfast that cake and cold filled rolls were in plentiful supply. Clean tidy and I found very friendly, I will return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Sheila’s Cafe for breakfast was a delightful and memorable one! We were staying in the Kensington area of London, so it was a short jaunt. We were immediately greeted by staff who were very kind and pleasant and interacted with us often...during our visit. It is a small and homey place that offered a diverse menu of breakfast options. The food was delicious and plentiful and provided a great start to our last day of sightseeing in London! I would definitely recommend Sheila’s Cafe to those staying in that area of the city!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

This was such an amazing spot for breakfast over the last few days. The value for money was great especially compared to the hotel we were staying in. The breakfast rolls were to die for and the English breakfast lived up to its name. The...best part overall was the customer service. The workers were so so so friendly and were delighted to see us come in every-time. Once you walk in everyone is really welcoming and will accommodate you greatly. We ended up going 3 out of the 4 days we went and we really should have done 4/4More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Myself and my son visited the cafe in December because of the reviews however we were disappointed by the quality of the food. The bacon and the sausages are precooked and stored in tubs above the frying plate. This means that when they are reheated...the bacon is cooked they are dry and the sausages if not fully cooked through are a hygiene hazard. I expected high quality sausages and freshly cooked bacon but was disappointed. I ordered a bacon and egg sandwich and the egg was not runny. I think the owner was cooking and had asked that the bacon and sausages should be precooked but this is a mistake.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

This morning we had breakfast at Sheila's cafe in London. The food was really super tasty and the staff were so incredibly friendly! This breakfast cafe is highly recommended when you are in London!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Simon Mumford, Owner at Sheila's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Dear Marco, Thank you very much for this wonderful review, we very much appreciate it. May I take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry christmas and a Happy New Year

Reviewed 9 December 2023

Sheila makes you feel special. Small Coffee shop big heart lovely food. Milkshakes are great. Sausage baguette my favourite

Date of visit: December 2023
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Simon Mumford, Owner at Sheila's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2023

Thank you very much, we really appreciate your support and this is a lovely review

Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

It obviously depends what you are after but we seemed to be underwhelmed by this visit. On the plus side, you get what you see - all the food is prepared fresh right in front of you in this little cafe. The portions are big...and the English breakfast is good and sumptuous. Didn’t like orange juice - huge glasses but watery juice, we could easily share one between the two of us, if at all but did not know the size when we ordered. With two full English breakfasts, two juices and two flat whites we paid 41£. Don’t think it deserves a “cheap” one pound sign (£) in Tripadvisor. We didn’t understand its #326 out of 15782 restaurants in London either. Too high for the experience, but tastes differ, they say.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely and friendly atmosphere due to the great staff. Good food as well. We visited four times for lunch and breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Tiny space with great service and great value. You'll share a table with people from all over the world. Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Simon Mumford, Owner at Sheila's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Thank you very much for reviewing us, very much appreciated

Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Nice and cosy little cafe. Just of Hyde Park. Was in the area for the night and found this place. Average price for London, 12 pound for a brekkie. Good service, nice and polite, clean tables and floor. Was pretty busy which is normally a...good sign if the place is any good. All good cooked fresh, not warmed up. Will be back if in the area in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Just round from my hotel Loveliest people in cafe lovely greeting and so friendly Food looks brilliant Had the fry was lovely Well priced

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Clean, efficient and everything was delicious and fresh. Small, cozy cafe. Went there for breakfast 2 mornings because the first morning was so good. Beware the breakfast bun is huge!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Very small, basic but friendly cafe. Food was perfectly fine - the full breakfast was just that and well cooked and tasty. However, like a few others have commented, £15 for a fry-up and a brew is pretty steep. There were quite a few foreign...tourists in when we went and I suspect “Sheila” might be using her Tripadvisor fame to make a few quid 🫢More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

A lovely cosy cafe, offering good food and friendly service. Went for brunch, had their full breakfast, very good, not greasy, and perfect portion. Service was super friendly,can’t do enough for you. It was a wet day so everyone was inside, a little cosy but...everyone was friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Most unlikely to be associated with anything in Scotland. On our visit the staff were definitely not Scottish. In English parlance, this is a "fry-up" spot - with some baked items and sandwichs too. Frequented by local... More
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We have a celiac person in our family and visited anyway. The could give a full English breakfast but without toast. They did not have gluten-free bread. My daughter just had a gluten-free bar to go with her breakfast.
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Yes, Sheila's Cafe offers takeaway services.

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Sheila's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5