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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, 14 February 2019

Always tasty food, served well, friendly staff. Would recommend to friends....

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

I love eating here and come back time and again. Unique venue, delicious food at a very good price.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Lovely quaint spot.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Lovely location

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Another lovely lunch!

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Visited On Monday, 04 February 2019

Lovely fresh and healthy food served by friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Makes a great change in both menu and location. Also given it’s below ground u still get good mobile signal

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

I have been coming to the Café Below ever since it first opened about 30 years ago - I still love it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Speedy service and nice food. Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Had a lovely lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Lovely food and atmosphere. Food was served very quickly as well.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

High quality food in a quirky setting. Charming service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

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!

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Visited On Monday, 14 January 2019

Great surroundings, healthy lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Given the location and especially for the price, Cafe Below is really excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Excellent food and great service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Always enjoy coming here for a breakfast meeting - great food and fantastic service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

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

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

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

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

would definitely go back

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

A bit of a hidden gem. Great service, lovely food.

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