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Cafe in the Crypt

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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
+44 20 7766 1100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our son and his fiancé booked this as a treat for my husband and I. The staff were extremely kind and helpful and the food was delicious and before ordering they checked for any dietary requirements or allergies.Everything was fresh and tasty and the sparkling...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem is tucked away below St Martins in the Fields, across the road from Trafalgar Square. It is accessed by stairs or lift, and is always busy. I have seen people from walks of life there, from tourists to TV presenters - very popular....More

Thank Aljen
Reviewed 25 February 2018

It is a lovely place to eat when in London and we did not feel 'ripped off; good wholesome food at very reasonable prices.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I had been told over and over to visit this cafe and had missed it on previous trips. Located across the road from Trafalgar Square the cafe is located downstairs at St Martin-in the Fields. The food and drink in reasonably priced and it is...More

Thank Jaqi
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting, great atmosphere! Lovely food. Ideal for a light lunch. Can recommend without reservation!

Thank loberholzer
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I can't believe I have only just dish this little gem! Quiet and away from the hustle of Trafalgar Square it will be my go to coffee destination when I use Charing Cross station. The cakes looked delicious, I didn't partake as I was meeting...More

1  Thank Juliesamari
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Great haven in centre of London near Trafalgar Square. Coffee and cake was excellent. Entertained after the meeting. Y a group of people doing Tai Chi in the courtyard space. Good place to relax and 'people watch'.

Thank Roadstechno
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Hidden away from the bustle of Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross this little outdoor cafe is an oasis of calm in busy London. Not very large, good menu and pleasant service

Thank Bobbio
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I visited last Monday afternoon with my friend while we were in London for a few days. We were just wandering around looking for somewhere to eat and came across the Cafe in the Courtyard and thought it looked really nice. We found the prices...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The outdoor cafe of the beautiful church is one of those spots which is easily overlooked in favour for the Prets abd Starbucks nearby but well worth visting. Much quieter and less commercial it offers secluded seating right in the middle of the hubbub of...More

Thank Susanne W
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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25 September 2017|
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Response from StMartinsLondon | Property representative |
Hi darloranger, Thank you for your question. Dogs are not permitted in the Café in the Courtyard, however they are welcome in wider courtyard area. Assistance dogs are permitted. Kind regards Sam Marketing Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
  • E-mail
Whether looking for a tasty escape from a day in the office, shopping or sightseeing, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal retreat. Set just off Trafalgar Square in the open terrace behind St Martin-in-the-Fields church, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal spot to take away a coffee, sandwich or salad or the perfect central location to meet up with friends for lunch, afternoon tea or evening delights.
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