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Terry's Cafe

158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
+44 20 7407 9358
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big portion, fast serving, everything really delicious, and what's important - very english! đź’• Baked beans and vegetarian sausage like a dream!

Thank Agnieszka A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place , the best english breakfast you'll ever had. Typical English, cozy and affordable. Nice service. We'll come back!

Thank Suzanne d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been a serial Terry’ Cafe reviewer over the past 5 years. Always consistently excellent service and food. It’s the best breakfast in London

Thank bekoubetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great breakfast with cozy environment :) everything was so delicious. lovely mints they offered after the breakfast

Thank Bengisu Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked about 20/30 minutes to reach this place and it was so worth it. We had breakfast there on a Monday morning so we had no problem getting a table. The staff are very friendly and the food wasn't long coming out to us....More

Thank Ciara G
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Very good a big breakfast (normally big and good is not common in London) the price is very reasonable... you feel like very UK place.... is a ver small place so be patient you might need to queue!

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My partner looked online for good breakfast places around where we were staying (CitizenM Bankside) and found this 8 minute walk of a gem. After contemplating between the "Blowout" and the "Works" he chose the latter and was not disappointed. You can see the pictures...More

Thank Wangenator
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first place my wife and I stopped in London. There is a sign that says the wait will be 20/25 minutes, and it was spot on. I got the blowout and my wife got the horny burger. We both enjoyed each dish...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Just what you want from a cafe - vibrant atmosphere, great menu of affordable British food served by happy, helpful staff. Forget your chains - this is the real deal. Will miss a lot when I return north.

Thank Giles W
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Was certainly worth the walk from my hotel near Waterloo station. Had one of the best 'Full English' breakfasts ever. Friendly service and really good coffee, too.

Thank DerCardinal_am_Platz
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Open Monday to Saturday 7-2pm, 1pm on Saturday
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Hi , We accept all major credit cards .... Best wishes, Austin
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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
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If you’re looking for a Michelin-star restaurant you’re in the wrong place.

Terry’s Cafe is a diamond in the rough. In an area now saturated with chains and soulless cheap snacks we’re proud to have achieved TripAdvisor’s 5-star rating and Certificate of Excellence for two years running. We offer good, affordable, locally sourced produce. And with our ever-increasing takeaway menu you can walk away with your lunch for a fiver.

Our story:

Terry came from a modest family of cooks. His dad was a chef in the army and his mum a pastry cook, so naturally he grew up around food. Born and raised in South London — all his family were from the Borough — where bomb sites were the playgrounds of his generation. Like most working class families in London, summer holidays were spent working on hop farms around Kent, pulling down vines for the local breweries. During the war he was evacuated to Folkestone, where he lived with an Army major and his wife. After the bombs stopped falling, Terry was reunited with the major on a trip down memory lane which resulted in his ownership of two pigs. This quickly turned into a smallholding two thousand pigs. (Promise we’re not telling porkies.)

Learning the trade:

At 17, Terry got a job at Smithfield Meat Market, where he learnt his trade in all aspects of butchery. But after a long career in the market, he decided it was time for a change of direction in order to spend some time with his young family. In 1982 he opened what is now known as Terry’s Cafe. With his extensive product knowledge, cooking and butchering skills, he produced wonderful home-cooked food using the resources from Smithfield and Borough markets nearby.

South London ambassador:

During his life, Terry was an ambassador for the local community. He passed on his values and experience to his son, Austin, who was named after Austin’s of Peckham, a former antiques shop on Rye Lane. Terry even got a discount on antiques for promoting the name.

Austin has worked in Terry’s since becoming a Saturday boy at the age of 14. Now in his thirties, he plans to move forward with his dad’s winning formula and continue to promote traditional values and British culture in a positive fashion.

Terry’s Tea

Drink tea for Victory -World peace & positivity

Have you seen the news lately? It seems like every day there’s another war, scandal or natural disaster. Just thinking about it would make your head spin. While you’re at Terry’s, we’d like to encourage you to pause for thought and meditate over a cup of your favourite brew. It’ll help you put things in perspective and appreciate the wonderful world we live in.

The only London caff with it's own blend of tea.

London’s noted cup of tea was the result of a research trip to Sri Lanka and India that was more about self-discovery than tea discovery. But the people at Terry’s are no stranger to a decent cup of tea. The distinctive flavour and soothing effect of these teas were hard to ignore. And soon they were on a boat to London to be sold exclusively at Terry’s.

Terry's Tea :

London's noted cup of tea since 1982 , pure unblended , fully traceable ceylon tea , available in store and on the Terry's cafe website . 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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