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The Monsoon Cafe

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11 Turnpin Lane | Greenwich, London SE10 9JA, England
+44 20 8853 4495
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09:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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Fujisawa, Japan
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few minutes' walk from Cutty Sark light rail station, this hole in the wall cafe serves coffee or tea and a slice of cake for £3.75 or cream tea for £3.50. Honestly, I don't know how you can pay London rent at those prices. (Contrast these prices with prices at the cafe at the Cutty Sark Museum. Just one... More 

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Thank mari w
Europe
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed tea and cake here. Pleasant enough. Very small. Shop staff friendly enough, fair selection of cakes

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Thank CecilGgibley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The cafe has good coffee, decent food and a nice outdoor setting. The staff aren't bad but don't seen too friendly or warming either.

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Thank Sam T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place, my veg lasagna was delicious while my friends enjoyed their panini's. Very busy place yet the service was prompt and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will return again.

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Thank park y
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stopped here for a cheap lunch after walking round Greenwich and through the market. Cheap food and a nice friendly service. It is a small cafe and we sat inside but it was nice to go somewhere different. Baguette's were delicious.

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Thank Kirsty M
Worcester, United Kingdom
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994 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

On a very sunny very hot afternoon I sat at one of the outside tables of this tiny cafe and enjoyed a lemon sorbet while people watching in this very busy part of Greenwich

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Thank 70ish
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Sunny afternoon my partner and I decided to have lunch in Greenwich. We went to the Monsoon Cafe by Greenwich market and looked at the menu outside to see what they had to offer. A waitress came out to greet us and asked us to go inside so we felt obliged and pressurised to do so. The waitress seemed quite... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Average cafe and not much to rave about it, the cafe looks pretty basic, just tables and chairs. Rude service, we were asked to leave because people were waiting for a table. I suppose we had paid and consumed so no longer customers. Then after reminder #2 despite other tables next to us free, we left there was still no... More 

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Amersham
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108 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a bank holiday Saturday. While the surrounding streets were heaving with tourists this minuscule cafe was a welcome respite from the masses. I had a bagette whist the three others in our party had sandwiches. All were average and nothing more. Fillings obviously came from catering size containers supplied commercially. Only the bread and salad appeared fresh. Coffees... More 

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Thank DaveBAmersham
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this cafe with my boyfriend and his mum, and discovered a lovely cafe with very nice baked potatoes at a very reasonable price for the area. The staff were very friendly and despite going upstairs where there were no other customers, the service was fast and it never felt like we had been forgotten up at the top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:30
Monday
09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:30
Thursday
09:00 - 19:30
Friday
09:00 - 19:30
Saturday
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Turnpin Lane | Greenwich, London SE10 9JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Greenwich
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8853 4495

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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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Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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