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Williams Fresh Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central London
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578 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G1, Canada (Formerly Williams Coffee Pub)
+1 519-673-3677
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:30
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came for a business breakfast and enjoyed the quiche even though it was lukewarm. Had to return to cash for second cup of coffee and cappuccino that took forever to be delivered.

Thank c4pl
Chatham, Canada
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201 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone has their coffee tastes of course. But William's stuff is plain mediocre. It is right beside Victoria Park and the Richmond Row restaurants...I expected a bit more ambiance. It needs a makeover..

Thank FromChathamOntario
Abbotsford, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick coffee and cake. Staff was friendly. Coffee was good. I had the banana-pineapple cake while my friend had the carrot cake. Both were sizeable, fresh and were very tasty, with a dollop of whip cream on the side. The place itself was clean but seemed dated. Could do with a do over. All that aside,... More 

1 Thank Walter D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I will never step foot in this restaurant again, unless it's to speak directly to the manager & chef of this restaurant to assess their response to this ridiculous way to offer food. We ordered off the All Day Breakfast menu @ 6:45 p.m on January 4th/2017. The meal included eggs/potatoes/bacon/toast & a med.coffee. I believe the price is $9.50... More 

Thank Mike P
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came in to grab a quick tea before an appointment today. No one was behind us In line. Not a single please or thank you from the lady behind the counter. There were two of us, after one tea was ordered, she assumed we were done and gave us a total. When we continued with our order...which we were slow... More 

Thank dupester77
London, Ontario
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have noticed a decline in customer service here over the past couple of years, but today will be my last visit. I came in and there was no line. The barista was talking to his coworker and continued to speak to him before greeting us. He asked how I was, to which I replied, "Good, thanks. And you?" His... More 

1 Thank sharitapita
Athens, Greece
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most centrally located cafe in London Ontario. Next to Victoria park. Packed with people, which is a good sign. But I was disappointed. Coffee (latte) was big but mediocre. Watery and soft. I tried the Guelph pizzettos. The pesto made the difference but just about.

1 Thank gourmetathens
London, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited on a Wednesday night, around 8:00 pm. Chose this spot because of the outdoor seating available on the patio. Ordered coffee and carrot cake at the cash. We were told to find our seats on the patio and assured that the servers would bring our food. After waiting at least 10 minutes we went back inside to ask about... More 

1 Thank imOutahere_11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If they're open until ten they should probably serve food until 10. I Went in at 9:50 and a worker refused to serve me because they were closing..?

1 Thank Cassie C
Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

First of all I found it quite dingy, borderline dirty. The food is not good quality, and the coffee totally run of the mill chain coffee. It is a large space, and it's a shame someone doesn't have the vision to make this a destination coffee shop like Balzacs. Disappointing.

1 Thank travellingbird888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 578 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G1, Canada (Formerly Williams Coffee Pub)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-673-3677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?