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“Somewhere convenient and different!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matthews Yard

Matthews Yard
Ranked #48 of 458 Restaurants in Croydon
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Matthews Yard is an independent coffee shop, canteen, bar and arts space in the centre of Croydon. We are part owned by the local community and have a varied events programmes taking in art exhibitions, live music, poetry, craft clubs, language classes, writing workshops, theatre, stand-up comedy and so much more.
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Somewhere convenient and different!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

I found the place to be very interesting since it still has a feel of being under development, but that gives it character.

I have been more than once for meetings and often the staff do smile, but sometimes you get staff under training. I guess that is normal for a new venue like this whilst it gets its feet on the ground. The big upside is that you should not have normally to wait long and I have not yet found it crowded. That is unusual so close to the centre of Croydon!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank plane007
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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to leave a positive review Peter. I hope all is well with MY GR World!
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English first
London
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Matthews Yard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Matthews Yard is an oasis in Croytdon- so so needed and a real pleasure to viist. Staff are extremnely friendly and helpful The food is great and the coffee even better. I love going there and highly recommend it to any age.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LondonKathyM
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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to leave a positive review. I am glad you like the space we have created. Its changed a great deal since you left this review, so if you haven't been in a while, please do visit again. We now bake all our own cakes and bread and the menu changes monthly.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem in Croydon's crown!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

A new quality venue in Croydon definitely worth checking out!

A great place to relax where you can have good quality food at an affordable price in a dynamic environment. I use this venue as it has a unique ambiance and is an excellent place to meet people for a relaxed business meeting over a coffee or a light meal - especially as it is tucked away but within easy reach of the high street and public transport/car parks.

I have always found the staff professional and friendly and the service has always been prompt. The co-working space, with cafe, is a lovely sympathetic restoration of what I presume was once an old historic warehouse. Attention to detail is a bonus eg real hand towels and great handwash! Also has free WiFi

I have also been to some of the evening events which are a good mix of community stuff and good live music events. A real alternative to the souless high street coffee chains.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nikki F
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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Nikki, thanks for taking the time to review your experience. see you again soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really good cafe with good atmosphere and tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This place is brilliant for Croydon. The food was delicious and was reasonably priced. Í would definitely go back there.

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1 Thank beatbeatbeat
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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Imaginative venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

I was shown around Matthews Yard recently as I was waiting to be interviewed on Croydon Radio.

How fantastic the facilities are there. I had a delicious hot chocolate whilst waiting. The food also looked delicious but dinner was waiting for me at home!

I'll definitely be back and would urge you to visit - great for food and business meetings and more.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JackieGroundsell
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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks for the positive review Jackie. Much appreciated. We are now serving brunch at weekends from 10am til 4pm so please do come back and give it a try!
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