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Franx Continental Cafe

#2,676 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
+44 20 7836 7989
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was relatively busy, my order was taken quickly (chicken kebab salad box) and it was made within 5 mins. Chicken kebab was full of flavour, tasted fresh, salad was lovely and I added rice to it for no extra charge. £5.95 well spent and it was a generous portion. Lovely service too and all staff were friendly.

Thank Hieton
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a bacon roll from here on my way in to work, service was friendly but they took far too long to make a bacon roll. The girls in front of me left as they had been waiting so long! My bacon roll was nice enough but bacon wasn't as crisp as I would have liked. But after waiting so... More 

Thank Sampattyharps
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I am a Londoner, i was born and raised in the city this is my favourite cafe out there. It is great value but also good vibes, i have sat for hours outside with friends, big portions perfect place i really love it.

Thank maxtheguide
Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We first ate here nearly two years ago and in my review then I gave the café a 4 but I really couldn’t fault anything this time. Like last time, my husband had a full English and I had a vegetarian breakfast. The food was beautifully cooked and it was real hot, buttered toast (I don’t like cold toast!). A... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast whilst on our way from our hotel to Covent Garden. It's quite small inside, but the staff are very friendly and the prices were rather reasonable. Food was hot delicious and filling. Recommend if you are staying in Tottenham Court road I want a cheap Proper full English breakfast and don't want to go to McDonald's... More 

Thank Rhys P
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Saw this on way to British Museum, and went back after seeing the exhibition. Agree with all the reviews, friendly, busy, straightforward menu, good sized portions, although as one reviewer said, cutlery good do with a better wash. But - I tried to go to the toilet, which was down some very steep and narrow stairs and had to walk... More 

Thank A T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a lovely little cafe this is. The food is great, the cost is very reasonable and the staff cannot do enough for you. We go there at least once every time we go to London

Thank rosenewbery
Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and tasty full English breakfast. Cooked to perfection and a proper mug of builders tea. Simple and uncomplicated meau, meets all of your choices. Great lunches also, and very good value for money. Small but is very well laid out and exceptionally clean and tidy.

Thank Benyaffer
Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

great place to watch the world go by . The breakfast is tasty and good value for money. the waitress was friendly and welcoming. I will be visiting in the future .

Thank Mylee D
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to get a take away lunch, quick to serve, reasonable London prices, and a wide variety of choice on the menu. Friendly staff too!

Thank Nick F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 7989

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

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Covent Garden
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