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2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant

R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 24 7767 1242
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Caribbean, Cafe, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and it was great.Food hot ,tasty and cheap.Decent portions and lots of choice for all.LOVED the Ska theme,even the food was in keeping.Service friendly,great music and atmosphere.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food at reasonable prices ,Caribbean food a must have . Decent portions and cooked fresh a must visit . Lovely little cafe in surprising location

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So after visiting the museum I decided to visit the cafe for lunch. I went with the jerk sausage batch and fried dumplings. I had to wait a little while because they had to make the dumplings but that was fine and they did tell...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic place popped in Friday for a coffee and a bowl of chips served with a friendly smile. .knew it was here but have nave had chance to visit ( should have come years ago ) clean , and welcoming . well...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

lovely fresh food, great 2-tone themed cafe, friendly staff, decent prices too! A must to visit in the 2 tone village

Thank joesmam12
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Good Service and Good Food Well worth a visit. Just what the doctor ordered after a good night out and very accommodating staff

Thank EssexSkinhead69
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and happy that you had a great night out in Cov!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Is excellent, and very well priced, great service, i need to revisit the restaurant at some point. A place i always look forward to visiting, on my (at least) yearly visit to the Coventry Music Museum

Thank GARYW57
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Many thanks for taking time out to do a review for us it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again very soon. All the best Alph, Angela & Staff

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast as a change and couldn't fault it!! Although I ordered the baguette they didn't have any left so gave me an alternative, Great place greet atmosphere

Thank Hannah F
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed you breakfast batch and the atmosphere here at 2 Tone Cafe, we look forward to serving you again. Thank you for taking time out to rate us! Angela, Alph & 2 Tone Cafe staff

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time. Staff were very friendly and helpful which made the visit so much easier. The memorabilia was lovely and a pleasure to see. Gift shop had everything 2-Tone related. Had a nice lunch in the cafe also. If you love your 2-Tone...More

Thank majella o
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Many thanks for taking time out to write a review for us, we do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch and visit to the village. See you on your next visit to Coventry Angela, Alph and 2 Tone Cafe staff

Reviewed 31 May 2017

After looking around the shops we visited the café. I had a sausage batch - very nice and my hubby had a full English breakfast - he thoroughly enjoyed it. Next time, we will pop in to sample an evening meal

Thank ub40paula
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Agata G
4 May 2017|
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Response from Mrgreedy42 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. They do have a website and a phone number. They are very responsive and reply to phone messages and emails. It's worth a visit we loved it and they are very friendly.
Hailie C
15 April 2017|
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Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
The cafe does not deliver, but as Simmer Down we deliver Friday to Sunday. Friday & Saturday 5-10pm and Sunday 3-8pm.
6 January 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
Hi there, the restaurant is currently closed until the 27 January when we open at 7pm to 10.30 and the same on Saturday. The restaurant is usually only open Thursday to Sat. The cafe is open six days per week, closed on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 32
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7767 1242
  • E-mail
Nestled in the secluded courtyard of 2Tone Village this newly refurbished family run cafe & restaurant provides good food, good times and great service.Home of the Jerk Sausage 2Tone Cafe offers all day breakfast, and more, including Caribbean meals. The restaurant offers an enticing menu of good 'home' style cuisine for those new to Caribbean food and the connoisseur.2Tone Village where the stars of 2Tone are often seen dining, jamming or generally hanging out. Please check our website for open times of the Cafe & Restaurant and for up to date menus and events.
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