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“A great place to chill out after the bustle of the shops - and so much more”
Review of Matthews Yard

Matthews Yard
Ranked #30 of 514 Restaurants in Croydon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $17
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 14, 2012

As vegans, we first dropped in just for a coffee, not being hopeful of being able to eat - but the friendly helpful staff happily worked out what they could give us ... and now most weeks one or other or both of us hop in for lunch - and - now they are fully licensed - a drink. Apart from being a cafe and bar, gallery and performance space (oh - and there's a ceilidh on tonight) it also boasts an extremely peaceful joint working-space, for those who fancy a break from working at home (like my other half), or are starting up on their own without the funds yet to rent an office. If you're struggling with bags of fruit and veg you've just bought in Surrey Street market and need a breather - stagger into Matthews Yard and take the weight off your feet, sink into the sofa, enjoy that famous fresh coffee and chill out to some laid-back music.

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thanks for leaving such a positive review. I am guessing this is Toni and Clive! Thank you for being our private Vegan police force over the past year and helping us ensure we cater to the needs of Croydon's vegans. New menu for February is being finalised now and we promise some fresh vegan treats!

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The vibe was great, the service was excellent. I went to an organised event there and had the opportunity to listen to some great live music! It is a great little venue in croydon, well worth visiting!

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you liked the event that you attended. We have loads more live music, comedy and theatre planned for 2014, so please keep an eye on our website and social media activity. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Trendy, friendly, good food and drink at reasonable prices; comfy seats, no hassle. The future of Croydon?

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thanks for taking time out to leave your kind words about the space we have created! We hope you still enjoy it, despite the changes, and the fact we are now much busier!

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I love Matthews Yard. The sandwiches are great: nothing over-fancy, but interesting bread, and tasty fillings), and the staff are friendly and helpful.

I love the homespun approach to its design: helps it to feel laid-back, and they've done exactly the right thing, which is to avoid smashing up all the original features of the place.

The arts programme looks good too, they've given Croydon Radio a home, and they're trying to get a studio theatre going. They're new, and to an extent they're probably feeling their way, but to me that's really exciting because the stuff they're trying to do is really good.

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thanks so much for the glowing review Dave. See you again soon!

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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!

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SaifB, Owner at Matthews Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 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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