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Cornerstone Cafe

9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
+44 20 8316 4361
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in here foi a business meeting. The nice thing about this cafe is that its quiet and you can hear yourself think, unlike Starbucks and Costa. Just had coffee but food menu looked appetising. My favourite coffee shop I think

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It is a little pricey but as a treat it's worth it. The salads are fantastic, as are the breakfasts. The portions are a good size too. The staff are always friendly, although sometimes very busy, particularly behind the counter.

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice breakfast and a good atmosphere but it's a bit overpriced. However, it's great to have a place like this at the RA.

Thank MasterO84
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Cafe cafe in the Royal Arsenal are. Good food with good service. Serves superb polenta & orange cakes. Beautifully baked with just the right texture & sweetness. Served by lovely waitress Amber. I shall definitely revisit on my next trip to the area.

Thank NA092014
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The first evening dinner at our favourite cafe was fabulous. Beautifully cooked meal, good options across the different courses. Can't wait for the next opportunity to dine out at the Cornerstone.

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on way to work after great night out had the perfect pick me up. Bacon and scrambled egg on toast was lovely nice coffee too. Set up fine for the day, if ever in area again I come here again

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

been coming here for a while now. Used to work in the area and it was handy but after changing work locations. I still find myself stopping in here when I pass. It's a great place with really good coffee can't speak highly enough

Thank mattym756
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and good coffee! Staff are great and couldn't be more helpful. Lovely Cafe tucked away from the hustle and bustle . We are definitely coming back.

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

i normally have the 'hot baps' as a take out - these change regularly from steak, gammon or pork and are good value for the content. This particular visit though I decided to eat in and ordered the full english and wasn't disappointed - full...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I ordered a "frappé coffee", croquettes with cheese and vegetables inside, and a slice of carrot cake. Food: Carrot cake and croquettes were fair but a bit heavy. The frappé coffee expensive and very weak flavour (consistency of water). They asked me if I wanted...More

Thank Fabrizio B
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Questions & Answers
17 February 2017|
Response from Julia S | Property representative |
Hi, i am sorry but we simply rent SohMarie the space and have no other involvement with her supper club. Please contact her directly for answers. The Cornerstone Cafe.
2 October 2016|
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Response from Illusio666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Yes. Yes and Yes. No. Ask at concierge if needed but try to avoid. No (not any more I think).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8316 4361
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The Cornerstone Cafe is based on the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. Our aim is to provide a friendly, well designed cafe catering to the demands of the local residential and business community. To us this means great coffee, a wide variety of loose leaf teas and British made cold drinks. On the food front we make nearly 100% of our delicious food in house. We've a lovely deli section which can be eaten in or taken away throughout the day including many delicious cakes. We have cooked breakfasts through to 3pm and hot meals until 3pm. We do takeaway ready meals throughout the week (just need to heat up at home. At the weekend we do Brunch throughout the day on the Saturday and on Sundays until 3pm. Our menus are on the website. Free WIFI, child friendly and always ready to help. Cafe design by Paul Croft Studios.
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