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Cafe 209

209 Munster Road, London SW6 6BX, England (Hammersmith / Fulham)
020 7385 3625
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Ranked #5,599 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $29
Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went for dinner here tonight as my friend is in London to visit. I've just moved down the road and have walked past Cafe 209 a number of times and thought it looked interesting. Other reviewers are right when they say that it's unique! It was Saturday night and the only table left was a two seater, so we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm a regular at Cafe 209 & love it! It's BYO so always makes for a cheap night out but the food is always fresh & great. Love the atmosphere & decor, although it is an acquired taste. Joy the owner is hilarious & always happy to chat & give her unique take on life! Probably wouldn't recommend a quiet... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Food is ok, served quickly and very cheap for the area. It is a really quirky place! Joy the owner is super loud, some may feel uncomfortable around her as she can be 'in your face' - but she is a fun character who just wants to make everyone feel welcome. I wouldn't recommend going here for a quiet meal.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Really great service, Joy really owns and works her restaurant. My advice: don't upset her! The FT says Wong Kei is the rudest restaurant in London, I'm not so sure. Excellent food and atmosphere, most will love, some not, I'll be going back again and again.

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London
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went in for dinner this evening and at first was doubting our decision due to the basic decoration and plastic menus however we were very pleasantly surprised come the end. The food was very quick and tasty (we were in and out within 30 minutes with starter and main!) Joy, the owner, is very loud but friendly and wants to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Food great, charges very reasonable, service hilarious. Portion size just right. Others there cheerful and obviously enjoying themselves, but not annoyingly so. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

It's BYOB which is great. Owner is very friendly...maybe gets too involved with guests. I just wanted a nice dinner with my husband and she kept talking to us which started to bother me as the meal progressed. But if you went as a group then the disruption might be more fun than intrusive. I will go again as food... More

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Herefordshire, UK
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Have been visiting cafe 209 since 1993 when I lived in Fulham. Now I live outside London but visit twice a year. It's a BYO place with great food and a young crowd. Joy the owner is a great and funny hostess who speaks her mind in all subjects. A great night out.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Living just down the road, I go to Cafe 209 about once a month. As long as you know what it's all about, you'll have a great time - on a Friday or Saturday night it will be loud, hectic and busy. On any other night there may be 2-3 other groups, sometimes none. Joy (the owner) is always a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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94 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

a small group of us went to cafe 209 on a Saturday evening. The food is okay, nothing to write home about. The thai green curry was very watery, the satay sauce not nutty enough. Everything was edible but lacked wow factor. The most striking thing about the place is the owner who is definitely a character. Some people would... More

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