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Cafe 1001

Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
+44 20 7247 6166
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place - stopped here for a break during my Shoreditch Street Art Tour! I was freezing cold and treated myself to their salted caramel brownie and peanut butter slice - they were both heavenly! Probably the best salted caramel brownie I've EVER...More

Thank Amelia S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great place with lots of old type character, good coffee and a great place for breakfast. If you want something flashy and bright don't bother. The staff I found friendly and quick service and the prices are very reasonable for London. The cafe has a...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place to hang around on the coach with friends but nothing more than that... Selfservice and not so much space unfortanetly thats why I just give a 3

Thank ladyxvi
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Plenty of places to stop for a coffee in Brick Lane, but this one looked a little more interesting with it's layout and style. Don't go here if you are thirsty or are in a hurry. Three drinks took more than fifteen minutes to prepare...More

Thank Vivienne W
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The waitress serving coffee behind the counter never once cracked a smile, but preferred to chew her lip in what might’ve been a post-e gurn. Who knows. With no smiles, sticky tables and a post-apocalyptic interior it’s probably best avoided. (If anyone wants to convert...More

Thank Kimbrini
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since 2008 and used to enjoy having breakfast. Not anymore. We ordered portobello sourdough toast with beans. Staff member arrived with mixed order and we got tinned mushrooms with beans and slice of bread. When said we ordered portobello mushrooms got told...More

Thank GundieBu
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Part of the popular Truman Brewery with good service as part of a cool laid back venue. Plenty of tasty looking food available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve alcohol and have an outdoor hot food kiosk for grilled food, really tasty if you...More

Thank HenryMA-A
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were staying at the Premier Inn just down the road and this place was recommended by one of the traders in Spitalfields Market. Went for the full English £6.60) and it was so good we came back again the next day. Recommended

Thank martyngs
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I come here every single time I visit London and I'm very satisfied every time. The atmosphere in the café is nice and laid back and the coffee is good. I find it quite pricy considering what you buy and the sandwiches are quite pricy...More

Thank Mathilde L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Service was a bit all over the show, and their flat white is just a frothy coffee, probably couldn't even call it a cappuccino to be honest. Crazy considering they are in London's coffee central. Food is pretty good though.

Thank Tom S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cafe, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 6166
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Cafe 1001 is a coffee shop & DJ bar located on Dray Walk, off Brick Lane. We host a selection of international DJs & live musicians every day.
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