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Candid Cafe

3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
+44 20 7837 4237
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good54%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Discovered the Candid cafe thanks to a friend. We went for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was very nice, the decor unique and really lovely. Loved the authentic feel, no corporate ambience a definite plus, choice of food was fine for lunch.

Thank Caroline-Sch
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has always been my favourite with a homemade simple (good for vegetarians) and with an ad hoc simplistic, rustic and no frills setting. It’s very atmospheric and amazing price for simple yet filling secret hiding places to have a quiet dinner . Although...More

Thank alexandrosdashk1
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful people, wonderful food in a wonderful setting. Places like this really are a treasure trove not to be spoilt!

Thank PDowDowner
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Found this in Time Out's 1000 things to do in London. Scruffy entrance and up a few flights of stairs in old Victorian warehouse. But worth it. Excellent lasagne and soup and good range of sandwiches. Helpful friendly staff and mix of comfy sofas and...More

Thank Davidrbart
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Like others I reluctantly leave this review as I'd hate this place to change but they deserve the recognition. Quirky and quietly oozing charm, this place is great once you've worked out how to get in as the street entrance is a buzzer entry and...More

Thank Cwakey
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I almost hate myself for writing this. This place has been my favourite secret hideout in London for over 10 years, and selfishly, I'd quite like it to stay that way! I used to hide in here for hours with my friends having red wine...More

Thank Manolinni
Reviewed 7 February 2017

"Where are you taking me???", said my friend. I was taking her to Candid Cafe for our pre-theatre meal. My friend could not believe that there is a cafe on the 2nd floor. The stairs leading up to the cafe were dimly lit. When we...More

Thank matrix_irene
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I reluctantly leave this review cause this place is so great I don't want people running it! But truth is they do deserve a very good review, so here it is. Nice ambience, nice staff, nice tea, nice crowd, nice place. There's nothing not to...More

2  Thank Anna_Morgana
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Well, where do I start! I arrived at this café really impressed by the look of the outside garden. However the weather would not permit me to risk sitting outside and I had made a reservation for a meeting with friends for the day. As...More

Thank Youthwise
Reviewed 16 May 2016

upstairs on a cold day or the courtyard on a sunny one, this is a good escape from central london. bohemian decor, friendly staff, reasonable, healthy food.

Thank dan w
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 4237
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