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The Counter Cafe

7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA , England (Formerly The Counter)
+44 7834 275920
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Ranked #6,431 of 16,877 restaurants in London
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Waterfront seating cafe with homemade food and coffee.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Waterfront seating cafe with homemade food and coffee.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Title says it all really been coming here since well before the Olympics it's still a great venue and very relaxed, perhaps too relaxed, first plate of veggie breakfast turned up very fast but most items were stone cold had to ask for the food to be remade it came back 10 mins later during which time I had also... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Exellent atmosphere & delicious food! Very good location by the canal; in hot days this cafe is the right place to visit when you are in eastern London. Greetings from Norway!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

About a year ago I used to visit this cafe, and wasn't very happy with the wait or the products. I stopped by recently and was very happy with the service, in the end, it has really improved and become well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Omg the turkish eggs is my favourite ever breakfast. Amazing to sit outside by the canal in the sunshine :)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The staff are so vacant and slow that I suspect this cafe is part of a government scheme to employ people. Also the coffee was luke warm and a tiny serving. for £2.70 you'd expect a mugful.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great food, coffee, vibe and location. I found a hidden treasure! :D Also enjoyed Stour Space Gallery which is in the same building.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Counter is a cafe inside of Stour Space, a workshop and gallery. It's just opposite the Olympic Stadium and sits alongside the canal so has lovely views and a nice feel to it. I've seem some bad reviews on here, which is a shame as I have been twice and both times was completely satisfied. The food here is... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I wouldn't listen to some of the bad reviews. I go to this place a lot and its great. Trendy, chilled, great location (especially in the summer) and good food. Yes there is occasionally a queue to order food, but i have never queued more than 10mins max. The staff are all really friendly too.

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After reading reviews was a bit concerned...however did not need to be, maybe a monday brunch is the perfect time to sample the delights of this somewhat quirky cafe overlooking the Olympic stadium on the canal side. We chose Eggs benedict with smoked salmon and poached eggs on fried potato with smoked salmon,both were absolutely delicious !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

As others have said, the service is too cool for school. It's slow and lacks any desire to bowl you over. The food is very very good, and consistently so. The coffee also great. If you are in a rush. Don't bother. If you enjoy musing, flicking through the papers, taking in the vibe, then I'd recommend it. The guardian... More

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