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Italian, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Bloomsbury
0.2 miles from The British Museum
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely rude and attitude- filled man at checkout who wouldn't listen to a word I said when asking if I wanted toast with my scrambled eggs n salmon and avocado. I tried to explain I'd already asked one lovely man behind counter if my scrambled...eggs with avocado and salmon came with toast and he had said it did ..The rude man taking my payment refused to listen, said I was holding up the queue smirked and said " your attitude stinks" in front of a crowd of people ..If it hadn't been that my friend had already sat down ,I'd have left !More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Superb breakfast, extensive choice. Quick, efficiently run cafe in the heart of Londons West End hustle and bustle but in a beautiful quiet corner. Packed at 8.30am on a Sunday morning with people eating anything from a Full English to delicious Italian fayre...vast choice and...cake/Pastries too!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Italian cafe in a middle of a park in Russel Square. Good service, delicious Peroni beers. There is a place to play chess by the side of the cafe. Good service, comprehensive choice of food.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing breakfast we had the eggs Benedict and the Italian Job breakfast. Amazing flavours and clearly cooked fresh., brisk but pleasant service will defo be back! And coffee was awesome too!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

A lovely little spot to watch the squirrels from when on a break from uni! Serves a really large menu and the service is really great!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Great location with great coffee and friendly staff. Excellent range of breakfast options all reasonably priced. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

If you are ever dreaming in wet wintry london of real Italian coffee and dolce vita vibes you need to pop into Caffe Tropea - family owned since 1981 - through the huge windows you look into the ancient trees Of Russell Square and the...changing seasons. As soon as london primavera arrives you can move outside onto the huge terrace and enjoy Al fresco Italian breakfast. The waiting staff wear Sicilian style caps. The green dome of British museum and the London University senate house are in view!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely wee place in the middle of a park, lots of seating inside and outside. Italian staff lovely and friendly and a good menu. Great place for a catch-up.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Convenient location. The menu is vast but misleading. Putting a price next to an item and then at the till for payment the price is doubled. Told 'read the menu' I said there are no menus on the tables, it's above the counter so you...have to crook your neck up to look at it. The price looks clear enough - there is no price for extra stated clearly. Never mind. It came quickly but the meal was dry and salty. I would come again to try a different meal, but would be careful with my choices to avoid unfortunate issues.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

What a fabulous find, loved it so much on our last visit that we headed there again on our next visit to London for breakfast. Same smiling faces. Great food at really good prices. Will be our favourite place to visit next time too

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

the Cafe is a wonderful spot very well situated and incredibly conveniently place with access to the tube, buses to far flung corners of London and a few minutes walks from the headlining attractions ,its a fantastic place with the best taste of Italy this...side of the alps and you are in for a treat and you really can't go wrong, the service was amazing, friendly and at time amusing . the food is fantastic and can't go wrong , it was incredibly filling the coffee was also of the same level of enjoyability (if such a word exist) and I would recommend Tropea to the world and beyond.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

A trip to London to visit a friend perform a dance piece at ‘The Place ‘ on Duke Rd. Popped in to my favourite coffee place in Russell Square. Been going there since they opened over 40 years ago. Same family, same excellent service. Beautiful...Coffee. Beautiful staff and extremely friendly . They called me by my name still.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

Love this place. Only been here for breakfast, but great choices, great food, and lovely staff. It's my place of choice when I'm in London, rather than eating in the hotel. Lots of Italian pastries available if you're wanting a snack, and the coffee is...good. Feels very Italian, especially how the staff are dressed. Memories of when I had a place in Calabria (not far from Tropea).More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Oh my GOSH!!! What an incredible place. The employees, every single one is an absolute angel and is so unbelievably kind. I was in London on a solo trip with my dog and as a young girl that can be a bit scary! But Cafe...Tropea (thankfully right across the street from my hotel) became a home away from home. With the absolute BEST food and great wine. Also can’t miss out on the espresso martini. The spaghetti and meatballs became an everyday meal for me (literally) and after a couple times they memorized my whole order 🥹❤️. You can truly tell this restaurant was built on, is made from and runs on LOVE. It’s family run and you see the whole family there every day!!! I wish I could thank them more for how amazing they made this trip for me. I love you Cafe Tropea!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ I will be dreaming of your food until the day I return 🫶More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful spot. We got new York vibes from here aswell which is close to our hearts which I think it why we loved it so much. We were served by the loveliest people. The place was packed but not noisy. Just lovely. Nothing...rushed. A nice window seat to watch the squirrels and the joggers pass on a nice winter day. It would have been amazing to see it all lit up along with the Christmas lights outside on an evening! We will definitely visit this little beauty of a spot again when we visit in the future!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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sandra19572
19 January 2023|
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Response from Trip02075894237 | Reviewed this property |
Caffe Tropea is a great place to eat breakfast . Opens early . I love the view as well of Russell Sq. Try it!
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philip c
29 June 2021|
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Response from Helen J | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, there seems to be a fairly steady turnover so you shouldn't have to wait long
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Response from fifytyplus | Reviewed this property |
Can't be 100% on this, I'm afraid, but there is plenty of choice eg omelettes, so you might get away with it.
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Yes, Caffe Tropea offers takeaway services.

Caffe Tropea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5