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“Really nice peaceful setting in heart of busy Euston”

The Quaker Centre Cafe
Ranked #2,101 of 23,562 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Description: Coffee shop specialising in organic, fairtrade and homemade snacks and sandwiches. A large selection of organic cold drinks, ice creams, snacks and homemade sandwiches and panini. Light lunch option daily. Homemade Vegan and gluten free soup available daily. Being a Quaker organisation we follow Quaker values
Reviewed August 7, 2014

I always use this café when travelling to and from Euston station if time permits. It is literally opposite the front of the station (across the road) so really handy for a quick coffee or similar. It is clean, peaceful with a lovely outdoor garden. We spent 3 hours there today with a friend first having coffee and then a lunchtime snack. The food was varied and healthy and moderately priced.

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3  Thank Groovy1950
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a wonderful place just a couple of minutes from Euston station, directly across Euston Road. If you are waiting for a train or have just arrived and need a pick me up away from the noise and crowds, pop across and you will be well rewarded.

I have been doing so for several years. The coffee and tea are excellent, Fairtrade and cheaper than the corporate offerings on the station. Soy and almond milk are served on request.

In the morning they offer continental breakfast (and porridge in winter) including cereal, fresh pastries (croissants, danish, pain au raisin, pain au chocolat etc,), toast etc. At lunch there is soup, salads, sandwiches, paninis and things like quiche which change from day to day. The soup is always vegan and often gluten free (and they have several gluten free items), and there are lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

In the late morning and afternoon there is a selection of good quality cakes, muffins, tiffins etc.

There is a lot that is organic and Fairtrade (including chocolate) and you can buy various products to take home, like Palestinian olive oil or dates.

There is comfortable seating including sofas, and there is a wonderful courtyard in nice weather. You really wouldn't think you were 30 yards from Euston Road. The Cafe is part of the Quaker Bookshop so you can browse as well.

One big asset of this place is the young, friendly staff. No request is too much trouble. If you want your coffee a bit stronger or a bit weaker for example, just ask. They understand special dietary requirements and they know their products, so you can count on good and appropriate service.

This is a great alternative, well worth seeking out.

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4  Thank DouglasDC8
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Looked around Euston Station and reeling from the shock... walked across the road to catch the No10 bus and saw the Quaker Centre Café... what can we say??? Vegan sandwich SO GOOD I might convert ;) never tried a Onion Bhaji Crunch butty - DO!!! We fought over it!! She that must be obeyed won...

It is cheap (well for London!) so if you want a snack... leave the station cross Euston Road and enjoy... PLUS there is ample indoor and outdoor seating!!!

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2  Thank paulnpaula
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

My friend keeps recommending this place for fish/chips on Friday's every week so decided to go this time. I was thoroughly surprised by the fact there was only fish (battered cod or baked salmon) and vegetables available and no meat option. Large selection for vegetarians and pescatarians. The fish is very fresh, hot, nice batter. Unlimited roast potatoes & vegetables too. You get fries or roasties. There are carrots/pea's. Vegetable soup. Vegetarian Croustades. £7 for huge meal with battered cod, unlimited potatoes/chips & vegetables with a drink - very cheap.

Highly recommended. The Restaurant is only open 12-2pm on Monday-Friday (lower ground floor).

the website is http://www.friendshouse.co.uk/catering

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1  Thank Garfield_1990
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

It is always a pleasure it visit here each time I'm in London. It is light and airy, clean and plenty of seating. Staff are very friendly and a great range of drinks and light food items. Especially good if you like vegetarian and organic food.

2  Thank Adam P
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