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The Common E2

#119 of 450 Dessert in London#4,587 of 19,890 Places to Eat in London
$Fusion, Healthy,
53 Old Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6QA, England
+44 7765 257123
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  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fresh food” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
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Fusion, Healthy, Australian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
53 Old Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6QA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a good breakfast in here. I had granola with fruits and my partner had porridge with seasonal fruits. Really nice! It's an ultra hip place with a really nice, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Must go!

Thank Petra V
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The place was rented out for my friends birthday dinner the food was great the service was lovely we all had a great evening.

Thank CharlieHarf
Reviewed 31 July 2017

One of the best coffees outside New Zealand. Friendly, helpful, delicious food. Free reliable wifi, Say no more. and did I say Clean!

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Expatriate Australians are winning fans among Londoners for their barista skills and fabulous flat whites. Search for a good coffee bring me in this not so famous neighborhood. But the place and coffee a worthy. Another great Aussie coffee story. Great coffee, friendly staff, relaxed...More

Thank Ljubica A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Brilliant little place – fantastic coffee and lovely wholesome food and cakes. Very chilled atmosphere too: staff pleasant. Hip, but not too hip to be annoying. Highly recommended.

Thank puffpod
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fresh food with a beautiful smile. Great staff, I came here a number of times, not often enough lately. Great atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. Must visit if you are anywhere E2. Keep it up guys.

Thank DavieHarte
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I am in here working most days and I absolutely love this place- a true East London gem. The staff are super friendly and make for a relaxed environment, somewhere you could spend all day. The food is delicious with a great chef updating the...More

Thank R0se1212
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for breakfast that was not the standard hotel fare. A short walk from the hotel brought us to E2. And what a find. Lovely relaxed setting, friendly staff, great music and wonderful food. Maple bacon and poached egg sourdough sandwich,...More

Thank Andy1205
Reviewed 29 January 2017

we went in not realising they were due to close in 10 minutes and it being too cold to take-away our drinks we ordered in : and they so lovely about not making us feel rushed. it was also a great flat-white and a generous...More

1  Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Generous pot of tea and delicious toasties! Seems to always be a space to sit and a lovely place to get some work done. Definitely recommend!

1  Thank Siobhan R
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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Old Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 7765 257123
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The Common is a brand new cafe and architecture studio in East London, situated 10 min walk from Bethnal Green station, at number 53 Old Bethnal Green Road. The Common is defined by 2 characteristics: - An independent cafe with a local attitude, a place of gathering, offering excellent quality coffee and healthy food as well as comfort and relaxation, a place where people will be familiar and feel at home. - An architecture and design studio mixed within a public cafe and social meeting place, which offers a common working environment for anyone who wishes to collaborate with other designers, conduct their days business, or to simply have meetings or group workshops.
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