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“Cozy café; good coffee; great bread”
Review of 49 Cafe

49 Cafe
Ranked #21 of 642 Coffee & Tea in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Shipley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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“Cozy café; good coffee; great bread”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

This little café managed to be just what we needed as we stumbled through Bloomsbury looking for a hot breakfast. Cozy brick and timber décor, piles of thick bread and pastries as you walk through the door. Friendly staff and a veggie full English made to order-- decent veggie sausages and eggs as hard as I like them. Crusty toast slathered with butter and big bowls of strong black coffee had us lingering a bit longer over a second cuppa.

Bathrooms were very clean and the whole place had a nice buzz. I would say you should trek across London to come here, but if you're in the neighbourhood and need a bite to eat, definitely pop in.

  • Visited October 2013
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Leicester
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A very nice cafe, nothing more or less”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Very nice cafe, with a good selection of sandwiches, which were lovely, and pasta, which looked very nice. There is seating, a little cramped, but they seem to do most of their trade as take out.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank tomthered
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United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I've had several very good coffees here, as well as good pastries. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Katherine B
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“SUPERB!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Food is DELICIOUS, healthy, rich in taste, never greasy. Coffee, one of the best in London, TRULY Italian espressos and cappuccinos. Service is outstanding, cozy and intimate although busy at lunchtime... fair enough, who would give up such an amazing meal!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DilDil589
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istanbul
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Special Place”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

One of my favorite spots in London. With its food, great coffee and atmosphere 49 Cafe is a special place for everyone. If you look for fresh food, tasty sandwiches and good coffee 49 Cafe would be great choice for you.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank simgeerd
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