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Vanilla Black Coffee & Books Kennington

306-308 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD, England
+44 20 7735 5505
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
306-308 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went into what seemed like a ‘gem’ - and oh my what a disappointment - the chef and most of the staff treated us with an attitude of ‘you are lucky to be here and for me to serve you’... not the way to treat...More

Thank Lourens73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is starting to suffer from its success. The food is still very good but the kitchen can’t cope and waiting time is very long. The staff has becomes arrogant and makes you feel it’s a privileged to be able to be here.

Thank Bnd75003
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Diana runs the perfect, friendly local independent coffee and bookshop. Used by locals and valued for its laid back vibe.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The staff are really friendly, efficient and hardworking. When it gets really busy, the staff do their best to get your drinks/food out as quickly as possible, usually with little waiting time. The atmosphere is great - really nice to have a working space mixed...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I have always enjoyed breakfast and particularly the New Zealand coffee Today I arrived with h my brother for a full breakfast Only to be told outside was full and downstairs closed. The “owner” was not helpful when I asked why Especially as many tables...More

Thank harridan
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Came in here on a cold day for a coffee and hot chocolate with my daughter. Ordered and paid at till, sat down. Cafe wasn't busy, there were three staff behind the counter, yet it took forever to be served with our drinks. Two of...More

Thank TanyaC158
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Not a coffee drinker but this cafe has good coffee not too hot or bitter. Nice good cakes and friendly

Thank FrequentFlier688801
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Food is good but over priced. 17 Pounds for tea, 1 egg, avocado and toast, and a smoothie. Atmosphere is extremely unfriendly. I really don't think this cafe to call itself a book shop. My friend and I who are both very into our cooking...More

2  Thank FlickParton
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Fantastic food to eat in and takeaway. I love the sausage rolls and sandwiches to takeaway but the avocado toast and bacon is delicious!

Thank Conor D
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and good food, if a bit pricey. Nice space and you can shop for books and gifts while you wait.

Thank tbdempsey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306-308 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7735 5505
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