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Matthews Yard

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1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Matthews Yard is an independent coffee shop, canteen, bar and arts space...
Matthews Yard is an independent coffee shop, canteen, bar and arts space in the centre of Croydon. We are part owned by the local community and have a varied events programmes taking in art exhibitions, live music, poetry, craft clubs, language classes, writing workshops, theatre, stand-up comedy and so much more.
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  • 70
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food and good coffee

We enjoyed having good a brunch in Matthews Yard. The food was very tasty and a hearty portion. The coffee was good but not as good as other reviewers claimed. The cakes were not that special! Sorry I will good back again for brunch when down in Croydon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed having good a brunch in Matthews Yard. The food was very tasty and a hearty portion. The coffee was good but not as good as other reviewers claimed. The cakes were not that special! Sorry I will good back again for brunch when down in Croydon.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our recent visit to the yard was unsatisfactory because of the bad customer service we received. The staff were too preoccupied with themselves rather than paying attention to their paying customers. I also noticed that some customers had brought in their own beverages to drink! How uncouth is that.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Since discovering Matthews Yard there is nowhere I would rather go in Croydon whether I fancy a quick coffee and a very generous slab of home made cake, a quick, satisfying, healthy bowl of pasta for lunch, or an evening treat of a very fine burger and chips washed down with a glass of red wine. I try to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Matthews Yard is part of a new Croydon. There have always been great people in Croydon but when I moved here 11 years ago there was a real dearth of coffee/eating places, apart from chains. Matthew's Yard sells great coffee, wonderful gluten free cookies and cakes and I have had consistently wonderful service there. People who work there are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Matthews Yard is the ideal place to meet friends for a coffee and a quick bite. Located just off Surrey Street market this is a little haven to relax in. There is ample room inside and a few tables outside. This is in the area that is being developed to have a more relaxed café feel to it. The menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love this place. Other parts of London might be able to take this kind of creative, relaxing space for granted, but Croydon is not exactly spoiled in this area - having said that, I've never been anywhere quite like it and my feeling is that it's a bit of a one-off. And the fact that it's in Croydon -... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Delicious veggie burger for me whilst my sons enjoyed something a lot meatier all served up with the tastiest chips ever. An interesting choice beers led me to try a refreshing lemongrass flavour - really refreshing on a summers evening. Staff were great too, nothing too much trouble and always smiling.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have never been served anything I've wanted at Mathews yard ... If it's even open when I have attempted to go. Foods never been on when ive gone and I found the venue quite boring and the staff very unhelpful to be honest.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This old warehouse area of Croydon has had a cultural makeover. This super cafe, very laid back with wooden tables, a long bar, on which is a huge selection of leaf teas, and squishy sofas, is run by 'can do' young staff, offering great tea, coffee, cakes (what a selection) and snacks and until the bar is open, an Italian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tucked away off of Surrey Street in Croydon is the most unlikely place for a town that doesn't have the best reputation in London. Being a resident in Croydon has many benefits and there are loads of great traditional restaurants but you do miss out on the exciting cafes, bars and pop-ups that populate trendier parts of the Capital such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18

Description

Matthews Yard is an independent coffee shop, canteen, bar and arts space in the centre of Croydon. We are part owned by the local community and have a varied events programmes taking in art exhibitions, live music, poetry, craft clubs, language classes, writing workshops, theatre, stand-up comedy and so much more.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?