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Adams Cafe

#252 of 17,125 Restaurants in London
#273 of 18,003 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Hammersmith / Fulham
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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77 Askew Road | Shepherds Bush, London W12 9AH, England
+44 20 8743 0572
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she...
Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred ��� Adam���s Caf�� is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush���s most popular restaurants. A caf�� by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam���s Caf�� is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel���s experience of home cooking. You really won���t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Colourful food and an amazing hostess

I visited Adam's cafe this week, and had the pleasure of seeing a cookery demonstration. The hostess Frances was incredibly knowledgeable and could quite easily host her own cookery show! We were shown by their chef how to make Ojja (a spicy ratatouille dish), CousCous using a steamer and Brik (a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jentia
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I visited Adam's cafe this week, and had the pleasure of seeing a cookery demonstration. The hostess Frances was incredibly knowledgeable and could quite easily host her own cookery show! We were shown by their chef how to make Ojja (a spicy ratatouille dish), CousCous using a steamer and Brik (a fried filo pancake with egg and parsley in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

One thing I love about being a Londoner is the different cultures that surround me on a daily basis. Greasy spoon by day and epic North African food by night, Adam's is one of the places that needs to be championed. On a bustling Thursday night we were warmly greeted by the husband and wife team and safely ensconced over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've enjoyed meals here for more than 20 years and it's hardly changed. Why change a winning formula? Lovely complimentary meatballs, pickles and bread. The merguez sausages are delicious! Have the cuscus Royale - you won't regret it!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have to add to the chorus of "Huzzah!"s for this place. The worst part of dining for two is that you often get a table in the middle of a whole row, no more than six inches from your neighbour. So I asked for table away from the door and with some privacy like I always do. Most places... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've eaten in Moroccan restaurants in various countries, including Morocco, France and Belgium, but in all honesty Adams Cafe is the best I've been to. The food is always excellent: very tasty, never bland, yet never too heavy or salty. There is a good choice on the menu, not just the usual couscous and tajines (though these are certainly recommended),... More 

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london
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

ADAMS CAFE has become an institution, the very best sort. The charming couple, Frances and Abdel Boukraawho, who started this transport café by day and Moroccan / Tunisian candlelit restaurant by night, have been here 25 years and survived and prospered. He is Tunisian, she English and they have raised a lovely (bi-lingual) family here, all of whom seem to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent local. Went there several times during the week with friends. Food is outstanding, service is great and atmosphere is cosy and friendly.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went for dinner when the menu consists of Tunisian and Moroccan dishes. My companion had a lamb tagine and I had a prawn dish. Both were good however the spicy mayonnaise with the prawns wasn't very spicy to my palate. Complimentary appetizers and mint tea were a bonus.

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London, England
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74 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We've been coming to Adam's Café for years, both as a couple and with friends, and I can honestly say that the food has always reached a terrifically high standard and the service has always been professional and welcoming. It's a strange place - a regular café by day but by night transformed into a little bit of Tunisia -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went to Adams Cafe recently for dinner with a group of friends. The servicea nd ambiance were amazing, more importantly the food was just incredible! Fresh flavours, great presentation and very, very tasty, with lots of choice for both vegetarians and meat eaters. We enjoyed every second of the evening and I would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Askew Road | Shepherds Bush, London W12 9AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8743 0572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Tunisian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred ��� Adam���s Caf�� is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush���s most popular restaurants. A caf�� by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam���s Caf�� is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel���s experience of home cooking. You really won���t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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