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Williams Coffee Pub

$$ - $$$
Central London
Cafe, Canadian, Pub
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578 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-673-3677
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Abbotsford, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dropped in for a quick coffee and cake. Staff was friendly. Coffee was good. I had the banana-pineapple cake while my friend had the carrot cake. Both were sizeable, fresh and were very tasty, with a dollop of whip cream on the side. The place itself was clean but seemed dated. Could do with a do over. All that aside,... More 

Thank Walter D
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I will never step foot in this restaurant again, unless it's to speak directly to the manager & chef of this restaurant to assess their response to this ridiculous way to offer food. We ordered off the All Day Breakfast menu @ 6:45 p.m on January 4th/2017. The meal included eggs/potatoes/bacon/toast & a med.coffee. I believe the price is $9.50... More 

Thank Mike P
Level Contributor
63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came in to grab a quick tea before an appointment today. No one was behind us In line. Not a single please or thank you from the lady behind the counter. There were two of us, after one tea was ordered, she assumed we were done and gave us a total. When we continued with our order...which we were slow... More 

Thank dupester77
London, Ontario
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have noticed a decline in customer service here over the past couple of years, but today will be my last visit. I came in and there was no line. The barista was talking to his coworker and continued to speak to him before greeting us. He asked how I was, to which I replied, "Good, thanks. And you?" His... More 

1 Thank sharitapita
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most centrally located cafe in London Ontario. Next to Victoria park. Packed with people, which is a good sign. But I was disappointed. Coffee (latte) was big but mediocre. Watery and soft. I tried the Guelph pizzettos. The pesto made the difference but just about.

1 Thank gourmetathens
London, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited on a Wednesday night, around 8:00 pm. Chose this spot because of the outdoor seating available on the patio. Ordered coffee and carrot cake at the cash. We were told to find our seats on the patio and assured that the servers would bring our food. After waiting at least 10 minutes we went back inside to ask about... More 

1 Thank imOutahere_11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If they're open until ten they should probably serve food until 10. I Went in at 9:50 and a worker refused to serve me because they were closing..?

1 Thank Cassie C
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

First of all I found it quite dingy, borderline dirty. The food is not good quality, and the coffee totally run of the mill chain coffee. It is a large space, and it's a shame someone doesn't have the vision to make this a destination coffee shop like Balzacs. Disappointing.

1 Thank travellingbird888
London, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited Williams many times and it is a great central spot for meeting people for fun or business. Good variety of drinks, food and yummy treats

Thank earth_gypsy
Caledon, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I tend to visit Williams when I am at Victoria Park because of its proximity. The atmosphere is a nice mix of locals and students and the coffee and sweets are what you'd expect from a franchise coffee house. The service leaves much to be desired, however. It's not that they don't work hard, it's that it takes forever and... More 

Thank Andrew D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, Canadian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 578 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-673-3677

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?