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2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant

R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 24 7767 1242
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Caribbean, Cafe, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely and I truly mean absolutely gorgeous food. Very reasonable prices, atmosphere was lovely and the music mixture they played was just wicked. (You need to sell this mix on CD ) Felt like I was back in Jamaica only the food served here is...More

Thank mlcb2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the off the staff were friendly and helpful with a minor adjustment (to our taste) on the menu accommodated without a qualm. All four of us have visited the Caribbean and so have some insight into the food. We all chose something different...More

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Whether it's just a good filter coffee or their classic "Tea Tone" Tea, a light snack, a "full English, or some of their amazing Caribbean cuisine, Alph and Angela Knight have something to put the smile on your taste buds. Breakfasts and other traditional English...More

Thank TonyFretless
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A very nice restaurant, superb food, low prices. Highly recommended. Friendly service. One of the best places in Coventry.

Thank O B
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Wow what a cosy comfortable friendly space. Going out with friends for a quick drink and listen to some old time reggae music, then this is the place to be. Had a wonderful animated time and the music wasn’t too loud, so you could still...More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Myself, my partner and our two friends visited the Simmerdown restraunt last friday evening. The booking was easy, we made our way through a little secret looking street with a 2 tone theme. After being shown to our table, we ordered some cocktails and sipped...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

This appears to be two places in one - the Two Tone Café during the day time, and the Simmer Down Restaurant in the evening, with separate opening times. I went at lunch, so this review only reflects the Café side. The food here is...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here many times, on this visit, through ice and snow, best food, warming surrounding, and the very best of staff, owner and fellow customers, value, without question or rival, a real treat xx

1  Thank matwright12
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Lovely little café offering all you need for a lunch or simply a relaxing drink and snack. plenty of choice on the menu and excellent service. The café itself is simple but full of memorabilia of the 2 tone style of music over the years....More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great space. Super cup of tea and service. Wonderful to enjoy perfect moments of two tone/ska memories with some musical legends.

Thank donna l
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Laura G
1 October 2017|
Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
I understand they serve Vegetarian and gluten free . You are probably better off looking on the website . You can ask on there direct about their menu
Laura G
1 October 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
In the restaurant we do have vegan suitable dishes on the menu. If you are coming to the cafe we are always able to do something off menu that is suitable for vegans.
Agata G
4 May 2017|
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Response from Mrgreedy42 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. They do have a website and a phone number. They are very responsive and reply to phone messages and emails. It's worth a visit we loved it and they are very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7767 1242
  • E-mail
Nestled in the secluded courtyard of 2Tone Village this newly refurbished family run cafe & restaurant provides good food, good times and great service.Home of the Jerk Sausage 2Tone Cafe offers all day breakfast, and more, including Caribbean meals. The restaurant offers an enticing menu of good 'home' style cuisine for those new to Caribbean food and the connoisseur.2Tone Village where the stars of 2Tone are often seen dining, jamming or generally hanging out. Please check our website for open times of the Cafe & Restaurant and for up to date menus and events.
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