Breakfast - Mon-Fri 7.30am - 10.30am
Lunch - Mon-Fri 11.30am - 2.30pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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!
Always tasty food, served well, friendly staff. Would recommend to friends....
I love eating here and come back time and again. Unique venue, delicious food at a very good price.
My career path has taken me away from the area for a couple of years, I am delighted on my return to find the Cafe below still serving quality food at good value prices.
Fantastic lunch yesterday, meeting up with a business partner in these unique surroundings, supplemented by excellent food and service - best value for money lunch in London.
Lovely quaint spot.
Another lovely lunch!
Lovely fresh and healthy food served by friendly staff.
Cafe Below is the perfect escape for lunch. I was introduced to it by an ex-colleague several years ago and its always a pleasure to come back and introduce people myself
Makes a great change in both menu and location. Also given it’s below ground u still get good mobile signal
I have been coming to the Café Below ever since it first opened about 30 years ago - I still love it.
Speedy service and nice food. Thank you
Had a lovely lunch.
Lovely food and atmosphere. Food was served very quickly as well.
High quality food in a quirky setting. Charming service.
We very much enjoyed our lunch in Cafe Below yesterday; it is a fantastic hidden away gem. Literally "below" the bustling City, it's location in the crypt dating back 1,000 years, is easy to find, and definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended for delicious meals and puds!
Great surroundings, healthy lovely food.
Given the location and especially for the price, Cafe Below is really excellent.
A gem of a place. I bought my friend here fir her Christmas present and we had a lovely time, the food was delicious and my seam bream was wonderful, loved the sorrel sauce and such generous portions. My friend loved the slow cooked pork as well. Thank You
Excellent food and great service!
Always enjoy coming here for a breakfast meeting - great food and fantastic service.
I booked for Christmas lunch, for four, an special lunch,and it was closed, with no notice by email or phone in advance. Muy opinion could not be worse
I would have marked it higher but the crab cakes were a little burnt the soufflé was only warm not hot. Otherwise the food was good
would definitely go back
A bit of a hidden gem. Great service, lovely food.