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Franx Continental Cafe

#2,507 of 17,006 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Best porridge ever! Super fresh orange juice. Cooked breakfasts looked amazing. Wonderful friendly atmosphere from staff and fellow diners! Incredible value for money too!

Thank Terri B
Edmonton, Canada
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272 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you want to get an early start and be at the door of the British Museum when it opens at 10 a.m.,"Franx" is a good place to fuel up before tackling the huge museum. The cafe's only a few minutes' walk from the museum. I was looking for a place in the area to have breakfast, and came across... More 

Thank Kirk M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in London and looked for somewhere for breakfast, came across Franx and you got a big breakfast (bacon, toast, egg, beans, hash browns, sausage) with tea/coffee for £6.50 which is a very good price, and it was honestly the best breakfast I've ever had! When I go back to London I know to go back there for breakfast

Thank Abbiejadeh
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Traditional british breakfast. Exactly what you expect at a high quality and a reasonable price. Went back 3 times in my 4 days in london.

Thank Jason C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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710 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Felt hungry so we called in, I had egg and chips , daughter had lasagne, both dishes were delish. Great place with a great range of reasonably priced dishes. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank graham198
Bognor Regis
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across Franx whilst looking for somewhere decent to eat breakfast as we were too early for the shops. We had a full English with extras and sausage and chips plus a couple of drinks and it came to less than £14! The food was Really good, quick friendly service and the place was constantly busy which goes to show... More 

Thank lolla2_uk
Norfolk UK
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Good honest breakfast food, served quickly and politely for a good price. When you can get a superb full English for under £7 when the hotel round the corner will charge you £20 why would you? Go to Franx. Never disappoints.

Thank daglesj
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I have been working across the road and Franx is one of my preferred options to get food to take back to the office. It has a good choice and they will make all sandwiches fresh if asked. I liked their salads - the chicken kebab with mixed salad for £5.50 is a substantial box of fresh food for a... More 

Thank KevinTheB
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

spent like a fiver for Lunch here. portions could be bigger. cutlery could be cleaner also. Service Staff were friendly, food took 5 mins.

Thank TravelWithKel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Just bought it 5 minutes ago. Tastes about 3 weeks old and is burnt as well. A waste of £4.80. Will never go there again. Now in the bin. Horrible rip off.

Thank Patricia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 442078367989

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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