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2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant

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R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 24 7767 1242
Fri - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Stopped for lunch after visiting the Music museum. Was immediately struck by the notice that read "we don't do fast food, we do great food as fast as we can". What a marvellous philosophy to live by in these days of folk wanting instant gratification. The wait (which in no way was a long one) was as good as the... More 

Thank James A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

popped in for a full english... very nice and it included a free hot drink :-) Chatting to Neville Staple (sat at the next table) was an added bonus!

Thank scoppers
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a late Fathers Day brunch with my daughters. Got seated, ordered and served very quickly. Full English with the "must-try" but optional Jerk Seasoned sausage, a cuppa and toast for £4 each. Really good value and a well cooked breakfast. Simple, but well executed. You are surrounded by memorabilia and the autographs of the musicians whose music... More 

Thank Neil H
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks Neil H for taking time out to review our cafe, we are reaaly pleased that you all enjoyed your breakfast and your time at 2 Tone Village More 

2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great home-cooked style Jamaican cuisine, with very friendly staff that are great to sit down and have a conversation with. Excellent classic reggae and ska playlist and tons of great pictures and memorabilia on the walls. I loved the jerk-chicken!

Thank Craig M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited last week with friends and was impressed. Excellent quality and reasonable prices...I ordered the curry chicken and loved it. The rise was very tasty too. Definitely recommend!

Thank ssamps0n
Rugby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday early evening as we'd seen the reviews and wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The jerk chicken and mutton curry were absolutely fantastic as were all the side dishes. We'll be back!!

1 Thank Richard C
Leamington Spa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Dropped in with a mate on a cycle ride to this 2-Tone Village for a full English at the Ska inspired cafe and ended up staying two hours. The breakfast was exceptional value with two of everything including black pud, a round of toast and a coffee. At £4 it's probably the best value meal I've had in ages. Then... More 

2 Thank Jim L
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this place. Foods very good and reasonably priced. Will be visiting again.

1 Thank Jason M
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Food very good & well priced. Staff very friendly, very clean, light and welcoming. Good choice of food , homemade cakes highly recommended.

1 Thank lynnegwilt
Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

One of the nicest full English breakfasts we've had in a while. Can choose the Jamaican sausage which is very tasty. Really cheap, but still getting the quality.

1 Thank Slimshadysv1000
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and hope you will visit us again. Regards Angela, Alph & team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Caribbean, Jamaican, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?