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#2,610 of 15,175 Restaurants in London
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Value
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
Reviews (92)
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Reviewed 15 April 2024

Staff were amazing , our waiter was so polite and accommodating , food was so good portions were huge and it was one of the best

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

We were lookiimg for somewhere for a late lunch and found the Mess. Upon entering we were greeted warmly, shown to a table and given a very comprehensive menu. I was pleased to see that breakfast was available all day unlike any other places! They...have a number of suggestions for breakfast but there are plenty of options. Food arrived promptly and was very good - I particularly liked the bacon which had next to no fat on it, and really nice black pudding.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

My youngest daughter and I visited here for breakfast. Service was friendly and accommodating and the decor in the cafe was homely with a nice Mediterranean vibe. I ordered a vegan breakfast which was very tasty and fresh.. coffee made with soya milk was just...as nice. My daughter enjoyed the halloumi chunks with her eggs on toast and a lovely vanilla milkshake. All in all a lovely, good value breakfast in Hackney!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Super quick friendly service. It's a busy place so you might have to wait a few minutes for a table. Good portion size for the price. Delicious coffee included in the breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Friendly, clean and tasty. I ordered a veggie breakfast with granary toast. It was very tasty, filling and lots of choice. The coffee was nice and hot and was served with my order. I think this place is a good place to eat as there...is a variety of dishes and drink options. It can get bust so make you sure you have time. It is also very clean and service is quick.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Absolutely fantastic food. Lovely staff and a clean well decorated cafe. Couldn't fault and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

Fantastic staff, nothing is too much trouble. Excellent range of food to cater for vegetarians, vegans, intolerances, halal and allergies. 7 of us had something different for brunch and every dish was excellent!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023

Great food! Food everyone can eat, vegan, vegetarian, options for dairy and gluten allergies. Nice staff, serviceminded!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

Amazing little place in Hackney which serves all days breakfadt and brunch. We both had something different. I had the scrambled egg veggie option and it was lovely. They have a non veggie and a Halal option for the menu too. Really recommend this place....The price for a veggie breakfast included coffee just for 11.00😁.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

We had Breakfast '2', and crushed Hass Avocado and poached egg on toast, with yummy sides - huge portions! Great atmosphere, lovely staff, clean and welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

In London to visit family, hotel stay due to Covid. This cafe was across the road so in I go. Extensive menu but settled for Mess1 breakfast. Coffee came at once, breakfast three minutes later. Portions were huge, hot and cooked just so. Pleasant staff....RecommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Get there early to avoid being turned away. The food is great nice cafe cafe. American veggie breakfast.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

Lunch time favourite in Hackney however you need to get there quite early as it gets extremely busy. Its cheap and cheerful with enormous portions.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

Excellent choice, great breakfast. Served well. Ideal choice. Very accommodating for 6 of us on a Saturday, seats filled rapidly.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

breakfast in London style. Nothing less, nothing more. Local, friendly, simple and easy. Family-driven cafe.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Mess Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4