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2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant

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R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 24 7767 1242
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Been to the cafe twice and it would more frequent if I lived closer the food was fantastic and a great price. The staff were friendly and there is a great atmosphere. Last but not least the jerk sausage is out of this world. Looking forward to my next visitt

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We first sampled the 2 Tone cafe when we made our first trip to the Coventry Music Museum, back in 2014. We haven't looked back since and are now regulars to both the museum and the cafe. Alph and Ang and their team make you feel very welcome, and there is so much more to offer than your normal cafe... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I've eaten here so many times......I've not quite eaten the whole menu, but the breakfasts and selection of filled jacket potatoes are ten outa ten, and the menu has plenty more to tempt you, always serve red by the most friendliest of staff, friends volunteers,xxx

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Just back from a lovely evening at Simmer Down. It's a very small restaurant where you really do feel 'part of the family'. The service was warm and full of smiles, we couldn't fault them. The food was wonderful and had that authentic taste to it, we had starters, mains and puddings for less than £45 including drinks. We are... More 

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Thank TeachersonHoliday
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again. Warm regards Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Team More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

We were a party of 3 and our son had heard some good reports via 'scuttlebutt' so we thought to give it a try, we were not disappointed, in fact we were delighted with the happy welcome, the intimacy of the small establishment and the food. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and at very reasonable prices. We would... More 

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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we are so pleased that you were not disappointed with your visit to us and look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Team More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

A very welcoming establishment! Great freshly cooked food! Interesting surroundings! Only downside parking not too good! To compensate brilliant music!

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Thank KarenElizabeth1960
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, yes parking is a downside for us but we hope we make up for it with our food, music and hospitality. We do hope you will visit us again. Warm regards Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Team More 

Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Popped into the 2 Tone Cafe after our visit to the 2 Tone museum.. Nice small cafe with friendly staff & Great food.. The Full English Breakfast was the tastiest I've had for years.. Nice prices aswell... If I lived nearer, I'd make it a regular thing ...

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Thank Zynorg
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your breakfast, they do seem to be quite popular, if you did not try our Jerk sausage perhaps next time you are in the area you might like to give them a try, they are really popular. Once again thank you, Angela, Alph & 2 Tone Cafe team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Decided to try the 2tone cafe for breakfast and was very pleased we did! Great value and the jerk sausages were amazing! We will definitely be back again soon! Definitely want to try the restaurant now!

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Thank reviewlady
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast and particularly of exclusive Jerk Sausage. We look forward to welcoming you back both to the Cafe & the Restaurant. Warm regards Angela & Alph More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Part of the 2-Tone themed mall that commemorates this musical movement that started in Coventry, this café serves great breakfasts with blue mountain coffee available ordered separately, and Caribbean food all day, with the restaurant available evenings. You can go cheap, or spend a little but not much more, and enjoy. It's a real local business that takes care of... More 

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Thank Iainov
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are a family run business and aim to offer a service that reflects the fact that we care about our customers I am so pleased that this came across on your visit. We do hope to see you again. Angela, Alph & Team More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

After visiting the restaurant on several occasions I decided to have my 30th birthday meal here. The team at simmerdown catered for 23 people and everyone was catered for well even the fussy eater and vegetarians. Angela and Al (the owners) went out of there way to make sure the night was amazing. There service is 2nd to none and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
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, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?