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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Unusual and unexpected for Croydon

Visited Matthews Yard to see a play in July 2015, had tea and cake during the interval. The cake was very nice and I found this place different from the rest of Croydon, quite an oasis.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Matthews Yard to see a play in July 2015, had tea and cake during the interval. The cake was very nice and I found this place different from the rest of Croydon, quite an oasis.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just went in for a sandwich at lunch time. Amazing doorstep and delicious sandwich made from fresh and tasty bread. Unusual and relaxed and spacious place. Wifi available but in my experience signal not that strong, however lots of people there working on their laptops. Nice mix of mum's and working people. Quiet and comfortable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been a few times to Matthews Yard but never persoanlly ordered, gave cash if a friend went up for a warm dring but never food. Before Jan 2015 was impressed with the staff and level of service, watching my colleagues enjoy their food, everything looked lovely.....I never ate due to not being hungry at that particular time of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love this place. I work from home and love go here for a morning coffee while doing a bit of shopping in Surrey Street Market. They put a lot of love into everything they do here and the coffee is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arty, thinking people, good coffee. Beer is rather pricey. They have comedy and art events there. Sometimes sample cake giveaways. I love the place. Also they have burgers in the evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On a recent visit me and my partner decided to try breakfast here after checking reviews out on trip advisor. Positives - really like the venue. It's quirky and different for Croydon. The coffee is very good and better than many other more commercial establishments Negatives - we waited 45 mins for a breakfast panini despite there being only one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have been there several times, and I always enjoyed my afternoon drinking coffee and studying. I appreciate they are trying to improve service and provide a wider variety of food but.... a proper ventilation system is absolutely required!!! The place results quite foggy during lunch time and definitely smelly after it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Matthews Yard is quirky, but with a good atmosphere, you can see that a lot of change is going on, that hopefully will be good. Burger & Beer is one of the concessions there and serves only Burgers and Beers! We were a very large group (about 25) so it would have been impossible for us all to have been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visited matthews yard to try the brgr and beer. Was a pretty good experience overall but by no means amazing. Firstly there didnt really seem to be an organised line to order. It was pretty random but this is due to the kitchen being right by the entrance so people wander into the queue. The burger was tasty as were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I came here because it was advertised as a new place to eat. Service was friendly and quick and menu short but simple. I ordered the cheese burger and fries with a side of onion rings. My brother ordered the buttermilk fried chicken burger, fries and fried pickles. The onion rings were amazing - beer battered I believe. The burger... More 

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Additional Information about Matthews Yard

Address: 1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
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
Average Prices: USD 5 to 19

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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 to 19

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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