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Terry's Cafe

#789 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
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158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
+44 20 7407 9358
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07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:30 - 12:00
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Keswick
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service is top-notch and it's a lovely place to be for breakfast. I like that the tables were shared with other diners as needed, as a matter of course. But you still had plenty of space.Lots of vintage decor and nice touches like the staff going outside to the quaint coffee bar to make the coffee and hot chocolates... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best bubble and squeak, nice meaty bacon, all nicely prepared and the freshly sliced bread. Very homely and tasty. Cafe style coffee if needed.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good standard breakfast for £7 tea was 20p waitress asked if I wanted toast I said is it included waitress said yes but bill came to £9. Probably won't go again.

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Thank Royston C
Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Royston, The Standard breakfast is £7.00 , our tea that comes bottomless is £1 , crusty toast served with real butter comes as an extra £1 , the waitress charged you the correct amount, had you cross examined your itemised receipt or menu at the time , or even read the menu correctly we wouldn't be having the discussion.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is simply amazing, a little time capsule of the authentic English breakfast experience. One of London's hidden gems. Great quality food at great prices. Great atmosphere too, usually a bit of vintage jazz music on and lovely historic photos of the area on the wall.

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Best breakfast in Borough, No nonsence, unpretentious, honest, filling, tasty food & Monmouth coffee. Although established in the 80's it has an old london atmosphere and feel about it Black & white photos of a bygone era, red and white check table cloths and smartly dressed staff add to the immaculate attention to detail.

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Experienced typical english breakfast in an amazing cozy restaurant. The atmosphere and food were fantastic :)

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Enjoyed the breakfast here. Food was very good and a very good value as well. The dining space is small and probably has an extra table or two more than they should, but it was still pretty comfortable. I liked how they had bottomless tea. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Had a full English breakfast on our first morning in London and we're not disappointed food and atmosphere were fantastic, can't imagine the good being better anywhere. Austin is a lovely host and the staff efficient and friendly. Will be returning for our last breakfast in London and can't wait.

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely to find a traditional Cafe that left you more than full and not with the usual 'deep fried' taste from a full English. It's not very often I write a review, but this place is well worth it - Service A*, Food A* & Surroundings A* - top job!

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . Best wishes, Austin & the team. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed in the Base Apartments on a two day business trip and had breakfast at Terry's both mornings. What a gem of a place. Great food and a great atmosphere inside, lovely old photos all over the walls. You will not be disappointed!

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Terryscafe, Owner at Terry's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes, Austin & the team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 11
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 9358
Description
At Terry's we pride our self on only using quality locally sourced produce. The ethos at Terry's is to provide good honest food in an inviting friendly manner . Our meats come from smithfield meat market (where Terry used to work prior to the cafe) and our fresh produce comes from the famous Borough market. More recently in 2011 we introduced our coffee machine to the forecourt of our shop We enjoy a good relationship with Monmouth coffee co who have supplied us from the outset. We bake our own fresh pastries on the premises daily. Lunch time you can enjoy one of our home cooked daily specials from £8.00, such as "Toad in the hole ", sausage & herb pie, Traditional Roast dinners or Fish and chips, all cooked the premises and cooked to our own families recipes. Home cooking at its best! If your looking for a michelin star rated restaurant your in the wrong place, if its a Traditional English cafe, serving unpretentious good valued food and service look no further.

In 2015 we launched our own brand of tea ...Terry's Tea , London's noted cup of tea since 1982 , pure unblended , fully traceable ceylon tea , available in store , on the Terry's cafe & Present London websites . Available in English Breakfast (Cylon Black ) . Earl Grey . Green tea & Jasmine . Chamomile .London's morning pride coming soon .

SUMMER NOTICE :Please note we will be closed on Saturdays for the the month of August only . Return to a normal work Schedule in September

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