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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 28 December 2014 via mobile

Excellent value for money. Food was really tasty and the staff friendly too. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 5 December 2014

What can I say,hillz fm radio booked to have our xmas party at Simmer down...the food served to us DJs & Presenters was nothing short of delicious,piping hot with delightful flavours and spices...a treat indeed...the service...second to none...thank you Keith Fabrique

2  Thank KeithFabrique
Reviewed 27 November 2014

as far as I know, this is the only WestIndian restaurant in the Coventry area as opposed to a take away. The food is authentic and tastes great. portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. Only open Thursday to Saturday but if you...More

3  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We had a Groupon voucher and visited at 8.15 on Saturday evening. (Don't be put off by the hordes drinking outside, just keep wading through!) The cafe is what you first see but we were taken quickly through to the dining area - small, clean...More

1  Thank sally k
Reviewed 9 November 2014

While you enjoy a cuppa or some food you can get to read about the origins of the Two Tone scene in Coventry and see how many names you can recognise on their wall of fame.

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I have only eaten in the 2 Tone Cafe and can say that it is the best cafe I have eaten in. The Full English is really nice and good value. You can get a good fry up elsewhere but not the really freindly welcome,...More

Thank Jezzamk
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Lovely clean restraunt staff were friendly ,professional and couldn't do enough for us the chef even came out to see how our food was and discussed how the food was made and even what she put in it the meal was fantastic thank you

1  Thank Belinda F
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The staff are lovely and really accommodating. The food was fantastic and we couldn't believe how cheap it was. Breakfast in the Cafe was also fantastic - try the jerk sausage.

Thank Pigsear65
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were visiting from New York, very excited to see the Coventry Music Museum and the 2-Tone trail. We assumed that the cafe would be like so many cafes and restaurants tagged onto a popular tourist attraction. Turns out the cafe was one of our...More

1  Thank CandR_Benoit
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The small breakfast is small but it only costs £2.50 and was tasty. It is opposite the entrance to the Coventry music museum. That is worth a visit at only £2.

Thank hayley s
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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.
Hailie C
14 April 2017|
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Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
The cafe does not deliver, but as Simmer Down we deliver Friday to Sunday. Friday & Saturday 5-10pm and Sunday 3-8pm.
5 January 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
Hi there, the restaurant is currently closed until the 27 January when we open at 7pm to 10.30 and the same on Saturday. The restaurant is usually only open Thursday to Sat. The cafe is open six days per week, closed on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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