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Matthews Yard

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1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
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11:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Nice hot chocolate and Aero Rocky Road!

I went on a 'cafe crawl' with a friend and this was the second place we visited. I have heard many comments about Matthews Yard. Some complimentary. Others less so. Anyway...I enjoyed my large cup of hot chocolate and the Rocky Road made with Aero! This was yummy! The building had a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Angela R
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went on a 'cafe crawl' with a friend and this was the second place we visited. I have heard many comments about Matthews Yard. Some complimentary. Others less so. Anyway...I enjoyed my large cup of hot chocolate and the Rocky Road made with Aero! This was yummy! The building had a warehouse-feel and was a bit dark inside for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been to Matthew's yard a number of times and at the beginning, I had great hope that it would be a great alternative coffee place for Croydon. I have been to some musical events and though the musicians and the food vendors outside were great, the service was chaotic. One evening they were receiving deliveries at peak time,... More 

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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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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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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 4 - 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?