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Cafe 209

#4,882 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#5,248 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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Hammersmith / Fulham
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209 Munster Road, London SW6 6BX, England
020 7385 3625
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique fab Thai cafe!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This BYO hole-in-the-wall was honestly the best dining experience I had in London. Buy yourself a bottle of wine (or two) and find your way to this authentic, family owned Thai restaurant. Every dish we had was flavorful and delicious, and we woke up the next morning wanting the hot and sour soup for breakfast. You would never guess from... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This cafe is a hidden gem. I came with a group of friends, only booking a few hours before. I had heard good things but was not quite prepared for the whole experience. There was a typical range of Thai food and everything that came out was delicious. We took our own wine so that was taken care of. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 Munster Road, London SW6 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Phone Number: 020 7385 3625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 29

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