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Rising Cafe - From the Rubble

Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1235
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (30 reviews)
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American, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Reviewed today

We went into the cafe twice on Sunday, the coffee was good but the scones were poor. the scones were dry and crumbly and not Delicious as what we were expecting, we had cream and jam with them the cream was good but the jam...More

Thank STEPHEN782
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Third attempt at getting a table, so thought that deserved a review. Previously tried twice on a Saturday at midday when there was a queue and little communication re. likely waiting times, but Friday at 3.30pm was quiet. Probably the best coffee & walnut cake...More

Thank SF71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my granddaughters here for lunch. There were 5 of us and we arrived before the “rush”. We placed our order at the till and then sat and waited, and waited and waited for our cream teas and toasted sandwich. My coffee came first and...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the reviews and this being at the top of trip advisor some quite some time I decided to take a visit with my kids. First impressions - Not the easiest to find Cosy inside Cakes looked amazing A little cramped at some tables...More

Thank CaseyCoventry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food and drinks, often very busy and noisy and can be hard to be seated. Not too keen on the big square interior.

Thank VerityA21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a short tour of Coventry with friends and had heard of the Rising Cafe and the Betel charity that established it. It is accessed from the Cathedral and located in the crypt. The idea behind it is to provide people less fortunate...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first, and hopefully not last visit. We had the Winston afternoon tea.Wow, it tasted as incredible as it looked, loved the staff too, wonderfully efficient and friendly. It would be worth the hours drive to go there again making a special visit...More

Thank mugsie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Coventry on our way home from a break in Oxfordshire. The Rising Cafe was a wonderful discovery during our visit and we will definitely make a return visit after enjoying a wonderful lunch. I can recommend the chicken and bacon wrap with sweet...More

Thank naj60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Why have we not been here before! A gorgeous little restaurant beautifully decorated! Amazing menu and very reasonably priced! The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was incredible! We are already planning our next visit! An absolute must for locals and visitors!...More

Thank reviewlady
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Quaint little cafe hidden away within a plethora of similar independent establishments. Friendly staff, decent prices and brilliant decoration. My only gripe was the freshness of the bread and salad. Part of my sandwich had seen better days and the salad was dry.

Thank Richard N
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Tracey E | Reviewed this property |
Hi give them a call they are lovely :)
Laura L
17 January 2017|
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Response from legalbriefs | Reviewed this property |
Cox's St by the bus station. The café doesn't have its own car park, but you might be able to drop off in the cathedral private car park next to the entrance.
25 October 2016|
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Response from thico3 | Reviewed this property |
If in doubt book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7652 1235
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Rising Café serves home-baked goods, innovative classic dishes and great hot and cold beverages with a 1940s flavour. All proceeds go towards restoring lives broken homelessness and addiction as part of the charity work of Betel UK.
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