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Cafe Below

St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 6AU
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Opening Information

Breakfast - Mon-Fri 7.30am - 10.30am
Lunch - Mon-Fri 11.30am - 2.30pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Cafe Below

In the atmospheric, mediaeval crypt of St Mary le Bow Church, the Cafe Below is a City institution. A quiet oasis from the hectic world above, serving a short menu of British dishes, with the occasional curry, the cafe has an ever changing seasonal menu. Being beneath the Bow Bells, naturally we are dedicated to all things London, so we source as locally as possible; our coffee is roasted in Hackney and our beer brewed in the East End. For breakfast, we are the perfect place for a moment of quiet before the day begins or a small or large business meeting, all with Homemade rye toast, River Farm smoked salmon, Brioche French toast and our own granola.

Jay Rayner hailed the cafe as being the "kind of restaurant any hectic city needs"; a quality driven, friendly place where you can meet mates, clients or colleagues, all in the unique setting of a Christopher Wren crypt!

Cuisine: British, Brunch
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Lovely simple menu. Excellent staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Great venue with the most welcoming friendly staff in the city

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Lovely setting, lovely food.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Good, honest, food. Reasonable sized portions. Unusual setting in a church crypt. Can be a little echoy when busy.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Myself and consultant clients had a most pleasant lunch. The setting is unique, the food and drink was very good and the service excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Brilliant waitress Your menu is rather hard to follow

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Abrupt waiting staff

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

A great spot for lunch!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Very pleasant lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

I love this café, such great food, service and place to enjoy lunch.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Great, yet again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Great place for a quick business lunch in the city

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Delightful buzzy place to come to eat. Food, service and atmosphere is fantastic!

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Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

Delicious food as always and quick service. We managed three courses within our lunch hour!

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Excellent food and service as always

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Fabulous setting, wonderful food and really good service!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Great for lunch. Lovely salads. Friendly attentive staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Far better for a breakfast meeting than any of the coffee shop chains.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

First time here, very likely I'll come back. Good value for money. I had the pan fried mackerel - very good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Food great but limited menu

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Visited On Monday, 29 October 2018

Excellent lunch

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Delicious food in a fantastic (and unique) setting

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

Love the setting, food choices and service.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Wonderful service, atmosphere and quality food. I have introduced many to this hidden gem : ) Thank You All

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