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“Croydons best kept secret” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matthews Yard

Matthews Yard
1 Matthews Yard | Off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF, England
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Ranked #16 of 275 Restaurants in Croydon
Price range: $5 - $19
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.
Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Croydons best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Walk down the cobbled slope off Surrey Street Market into Mathews Yard and be welcomed by the infectious atmosphere of good people, great coffee and treats galore, home made soup and delicous hot chocolate.
Here is a sense of community and belonging with information on whats on in Croydon.
In summer, enjoy the evening sun glowing on the folly outside in Exchange Square over a chilled white wine or cool down with an iced coffee.
Great place for a cosy chat , meetings or relaxing off the beaten track.
Matthews Yard is developing into a super community hub, somewhere you want anyone you really like to know about!.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Nice review. Thanks for the detail on the setting we have, will really help people get a feel for our lovely little oasis in Croydon before they come
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“A great place to chill out after the bustle of the shops - and so much more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

As vegans, we first dropped in just for a coffee, not being hopeful of being able to eat - but the friendly helpful staff happily worked out what they could give us ... and now most weeks one or other or both of us hop in for lunch - and - now they are fully licensed - a drink. Apart from being a cafe and bar, gallery and performance space (oh - and there's a ceilidh on tonight) it also boasts an extremely peaceful joint working-space, for those who fancy a break from working at home (like my other half), or are starting up on their own without the funds yet to rent an office. If you're struggling with bags of fruit and veg you've just bought in Surrey Street market and need a breather - stagger into Matthews Yard and take the weight off your feet, sink into the sofa, enjoy that famous fresh coffee and chill out to some laid-back music.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks for leaving such a positive review. I am guessing this is Toni and Clive! Thank you for being our private Vegan police force over the past year and helping us ensure we cater to the needs of Croydon's vegans. New menu for February is being finalised now and we promise some fresh vegan treats!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great little venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The vibe was great, the service was excellent. I went to an organised event there and had the opportunity to listen to some great live music! It is a great little venue in croydon, well worth visiting!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you liked the event that you attended. We have loads more live music, comedy and theatre planned for 2014, so please keep an eye on our website and social media activity. Hope to see you again soon!
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London
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“Croydon's Cool Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Trendy, friendly, good food and drink at reasonable prices; comfy seats, no hassle. The future of Croydon?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks for taking time out to leave your kind words about the space we have created! We hope you still enjoy it, despite the changes, and the fact we are now much busier!
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best cafe in Croydon by a suburban country mile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I love Matthews Yard. The sandwiches are great: nothing over-fancy, but interesting bread, and tasty fillings), and the staff are friendly and helpful.

I love the homespun approach to its design: helps it to feel laid-back, and they've done exactly the right thing, which is to avoid smashing up all the original features of the place.

The arts programme looks good too, they've given Croydon Radio a home, and they're trying to get a studio theatre going. They're new, and to an extent they're probably feeling their way, but to me that's really exciting because the stuff they're trying to do is really good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks so much for the glowing review Dave. See you again soon!
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