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Waterside cafe


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#4,774 of 19,156 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were walking along little Venice and decided to stop in here instead of going on a canal cruise - lovely little boat 🚣‍♂️ Staff were ok . There was a strange quirky old lady bossing the staff around about how she wanted her cup...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning. The setting is beautiful and relaxing and the people nice and friendly. It is however not cheap for ok food and slow coffee which you have to queue for

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Christine P
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Quaint and unique cafe in Little Venice. Coffee and cake whilst sitting in the sun. Unfortunately the cake was a little dry, maybe as it was later in the day. Nice little place, not sure I’d rush back though.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Iamthedancingqueen
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Decided to stop for a quick lunch. Location fantastic unfortunately can’t say the same for the food. Decided to have a mushroom and ham risotto. I found it bland and dry. Would I visit again, no. Cost was £9.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank pauljjj2017
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Early Sunday morning breakfast (open 9-5 on Sunday). Scrambled egg on toast was excellent but veggie breakfast was well cooked but nothing special for the price (menu said choice of granary or sour dough but ordinary white bread served). Coffee had an interesting taste and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PeterB8459
Reviewed June 7, 2019

I have eaten a few times at the waterside café as am often in Little Venice. Sadly, on all occasions I found food to be over priced and poor on quality. The final straw came when I tried to go in for lunch and was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 279iainw
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Ate breakfast with friends. All round disappointing. I know it’s a small kitchen on a boat but you can still butter toast, do a runny poached egg and not buy the cheapest smoke salmon. I’d suggest to just get a coffee and admire the view....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MattBCardiff
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Waited for half an hour to get a coffee (which tasted disgusting). The most unfriendly and miserable staff. Feels like a tourist rip off. Avoid.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bezovsky
Reviewed May 23, 2019

After a long walk, we were ready for a coffee, but we didn't get a warm welcome at the Waterside Café. Maybe it was the end of the day and they were trying to clear up, but the service was brusque and the coffee was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed May 21, 2019

The waterside cafe is esentially a boat parked on the side of a canal in Little Venice offering light meals, sandwiches and breakfast options. The food is average as is the coffee. BUT, the view is amazing. The boat rocks as you eat and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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