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74 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QX, England
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Spain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the old style décor - the foods surprisingly good, great coffee (and its not often I can honestly say that in London), hearty portions, ideal for breakfast and lunch, or an easy nothing fancy dinner. Tourists coming to London/locals ........ a fab outing would be to take the tube to Hampstead, breakfast at the Coffee Cup then walk... More 

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Thank SpainBlueSky
UK
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 'coffee bar', a Hampstead institution, opened in 1954, two years after I was born. When I was at school in the 1960s, this was THE place to 'hang out'. Oddly, I never did. In those days, the café had an exciting reputation. Maybe, I was not exciting enough to pay it a visit. Recently, I entered, and enjoyed a... More 

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Thank barklyeast
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I go to this cafe at least once a week, it is always full and a good place to meet friends and have a casual dinner or lunch or snack. The food is good, especially if you know what to order... the pasta is great, you can also order 1/2 portion which is big enough (unless you are a big... More 

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Thank Louise P
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to the coffee cup a few times as it is close to our home. This time we came with visiting family. This is a little gem, which it took as a while to discover. By its looks you would think is just a greasy spoon (and it does serve great full English breakfast), or just a coffee... More 

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Thank MarianthiO
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Great looking little restaurant. Rich history. Disappointed by the Latte. It was extremely hot and watery. Especially since coffee is in their name. The staff was fantastic however. Will come back for the food next time.

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Thank Chilenz
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Was very busy on New Year's Day but frankly staff were overwhelmed and this showed - were rude and rushed! My salmon sandwich was supposed to come with pepper and lemon and didn't have neither, bland and tasteless. Lack of initiative and customer service absent. Will not go back

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Thank Dan7928
London
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The service here was terrible; only one of the five different staff who waited on us could summon even half a smile. Our dinner plates were removed quickly enough once finished, even while the rest of our table was still eating, but then we were left for a long time. The waitress seemed almost shocked when we requested a dessert... More 

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Thank atomikku
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

best character cafe' with great selection of dishes at an unbelievably good price. Often go with the kids and may have to wait to be seated in this old fashioned bastion of Hampstead. Since it was taken over by the owner of Villa Bianca, sharing the kitchen and most of its produce, it has been serving traditional Italian dishes (good... More 

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Thank TesAngel
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Been going here for a few years and really used to love going there. Especially nice during the summer. Good food selection and open past midnight. However recently there seems to be a new manager and a change of staff. Service was abysmal on the last visit with the new manager seeming more interested in his Facebook than serving customers.... More 

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Thank Arjun_93
Wolfenbuettel
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225 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If heading for Hampstead Heath on a Sunday morning there is no better start to the day than breakfast here. We had poached eggs, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and egg and sausages respectively and all were proclaimed very yummy. Service was friendly and the prices very civilised. A place to return to and reading the reviews it seems that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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