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Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
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Ranked #20 of 280 Restaurants in Croydon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, English, British, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been going to Matt's Yard regularly for over a year. First time back after New Year and find that instead of proper plates and cups they have gone over to using paper/plastic cups, plates and cutlery (was given something resembling a wooden paddle to eat soup with). Sorry but this just reminds me of a cheap takeaway like... More 

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review

Hi Sheila, Thank you for your feedback. We have passed this on to Bobski's who now run the coffee and cake operation on our behalf. Rob has taken your feedback on board and will be providing proper spoons again, ceramic cup and saucer will also be available as an option (at the old price of £2.50), while those who want... More 

Leicester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Heard of this place through work and decided to check it out today. Got to be noted that the staff are really friendly and polite. It's also a very chilled out quiet place which makes a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of Surrey street market close by! This isn't your usual 'chain' coffee shop and very unique .... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

During exam season this place became my sanctuary. Its a wonderful place to work and makes a great change to just going to the library. You walk in and its as if you're not in Croydon anymore. The coffee and cakes there are wonderful and the staff are incredibly friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is the only place I'll go for a drink and to relax. It part of the community, great value, and the food is good quality - I recommend Bobski's Brownies! The atmosphere is very welcoming, relaxed and entirely without pretension. It's a perfect place to spend your time. Visit once and you'll go nowhere else.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It seems that the owner does not enjoy visitors to MY expressing their valid opinions of their experiences at MY. I was turned away at the weekend and refused to be served because staff did not have the correct change in the till to give me. I have visited MY many times previously, and have been massively disappointed by poor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had to attend a meeting of Croydon Arts Network (CAN) on the evening of 14 July. Although my wife and eldest son had been favourably impressed with Matthews Yard, this was my first visit and whilst the décor is a little quirky and may not be to everyone's taste, I appreciated the comfortable armchairs and laid-back atmosphere. After chatting... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In the centre of Croydon Old Town, this is a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up. Community space is available for meetings - in my case Poets Anonymous - and the refreshments are pleasant, especially the home made cakes. Yesterday I ordered hot food unusually, but after a delicious mushroom and cheese... More 

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London
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16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very comfortable and friendly, good food and drink and a good relaxed atmosphere. Will be going back again

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Matthews Yard is by far the best cafe in south London. The atmosphere is great, the decoration nicely done and their coffee and food are consistently good. It's located right in the city centre, next to the Surrey street market. Very convenient if coming by bus or driving, with at least 3 large car parks within walking distance. Their wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stepping in from the humble exterior is like stepping into Narnia. Spacious, well lit, cosy, and welcoming: perfect for writing ,working, relaxing or meeting with friends. The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain (I personally would recommend the lemon drizzle cake). Matthew's Yard also serves as an artistic / community hub in... 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 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 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 4 - 18
Cuisine: Dessert, English, British, Café

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