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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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“mutton curry” (25 reviews)
“peas” (23 reviews)
“carrot cake” (14 reviews)
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British, Caribbean, Cafe, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a late Fathers Day brunch with my daughters. Got seated, ordered and served very quickly. Full English with the "must-try" but optional Jerk Seasoned sausage, a cuppa and toast for £4 each. Really good value and a well cooked breakfast. Simple, but...More

Thank Neil H
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Many thanks Neil H for taking time out to review our cafe, we are reaaly pleased that you all enjoyed your breakfast and your time at 2 Tone Village

Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Great home-cooked style Jamaican cuisine, with very friendly staff that are great to sit down and have a conversation with. Excellent classic reggae and ska playlist and tons of great pictures and memorabilia on the walls. I loved the jerk-chicken!

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited last week with friends and was impressed. Excellent quality and reasonable prices...I ordered the curry chicken and loved it. The rise was very tasty too. Definitely recommend!

Thank ssamps0n
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday early evening as we'd seen the reviews and wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The jerk chicken and mutton curry were absolutely fantastic as were all the side dishes. We'll be back!!

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Dropped in with a mate on a cycle ride to this 2-Tone Village for a full English at the Ska inspired cafe and ended up staying two hours. The breakfast was exceptional value with two of everything including black pud, a round of toast and...More

2  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this place. Foods very good and reasonably priced. Will be visiting again.

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Food very good & well priced. Staff very friendly, very clean, light and welcoming. Good choice of food , homemade cakes highly recommended.

1  Thank lynnegwilt
Reviewed 2 May 2016

One of the nicest full English breakfasts we've had in a while. Can choose the Jamaican sausage which is very tasty. Really cheap, but still getting the quality.

1  Thank Slimshadysv1000
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Many thanks for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and hope you will visit us again. Regards Angela, Alph & team

Reviewed 26 March 2016

Try the jerk sausage with a full English breakfast, excellent value at £4.00 for the full breakfast, toast and big mug of tea, what's not to like. Combined with a visit to the Coventry music museum, a great way to spend a wet and windy...More

1  Thank louiseNuneaton
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and I had a lovely meal a few weeks ago at the Simmer Down restaurant on a Friday evening. Hubby had the curry chicken and I had the brown stew chicken which I highly recommend, very tasty... both with rice and peas and...More

1  Thank lambsie2k
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Laura G
2 October 2017|
Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
I understand they serve Vegetarian and gluten free . You are probably better off looking on the website . You can ask on there direct about their menu
Laura G
2 October 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
In the restaurant we do have vegan suitable dishes on the menu. If you are coming to the cafe we are always able to do something off menu that is suitable for vegans.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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