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Carmelite Cafe

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181 Bow Road | E3 2SJ, London E3 2SJ, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Good coffee, the tastiest raspberry cake, excellent service, friendly. I'm coming back - though it's not local for me and not really on my usual path. And wonderful soda bread available to purchase.

Thank jzipress
2 reviews
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I went for evening coffee its good ! staff are nice. Need to increase snacks item, I enjoy my time because I was with special one😙 it makes place more special for me

Thank Fairypink A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Cosy place. Everything is lovely here: staff, coffee, food, place, art gallery.... Try the sourdough, simply amazing!!!

Thank Victor T
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

A lovely coffee shop... Coffee is excellent... The have soy and oat milk in case you are lactose intolerant... Food is really good too... The place is cleaned and they cook in front of you... I had the best soup ever (parsnip and apple soup). Service is good and they are really friendly. I recommend this place to everyone!

Thank Alessandra F
Horningsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The carmelite cafe is a cute little local place that sells really good coffee and light food. I think they can't fry/cook anything, so breakfast / brunch is limited to healthy options such as salmon and eggs, but this is still really good.

Thank vikkiRLondon
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2016

A lovely local coffee shop. A limited range of food that can vary between decent to excellent but come for the coffee. Very impressive coffee served by friendly, helpful staff. A hidden gem in East London.

Thank Kieran E
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

If you love Nude coffee this is one of the best places in East London. Order their garlic Portobello mushrooms on sourdough bread with fried duck egg on the weekends and your sure set for a perfect day ahead... yummy yum! All the staff are so friendly too and with an art gallery attached and a little park to walk... More 

Thank Brenda C
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

I was on a course on Bow Road and searched for places to eat on trip advisor. Tried it out for lunch with my course mates and we were not disappointed. Lovely food and fantastic ambience. We needed to have our last lunch there but unfortunately it was closed but spoke to the manager and got to say goodbye which... More 

Thank Shazlina O
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016

It was around the time of Field Day Festival and we were in the area looking for a light breakfast and good coffee. We saw a big door and wanted to discover further. We ended up in this artsy and cosy corner next to a lovely park! They were grilling the full English breakfast stuff on the bbq in their... More 

Thank Nia K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice breakfasts, delicious pastries and good coffee. Nicely situated near now arts centre this cafe is a hidden gem in bow.

Thank Sarah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Bow Road | E3 2SJ, London E3 2SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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