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Bloomsbury Coffee House

20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, England
+44 20 7837 2877
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Doesn't make a song and dance about it, but I found the coffee here excellent and will be returning. Really like the feel of the place.

Thank VanDyck001
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I have great breakfasts at the Bloomsbury Coffee House! I love the way they dish out the Smashed Avocado on Sourdough!!! It's so tasty! If you go there you have to try it absolutely! The staff is very efficent and polite!

Thank romagnololucrezia95
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is such a little gem of a cafe in Central London. I've had lunch there many times - the food is consistently high quality (all home-made), but it's the coffee I love the most. It's popular, and sometimes a bit noisy, but I quite...More

Thank Silver360
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I discovered this place via the staff at Hotel St. Athans, directly above the cafe. VERY convenient for me since I was staying at the hotel. And, this is where I had my first 'full English breakfast'. Yummm.... :-) I'm told that it can get...More

Thank sfbayqt
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the good reviews for this cafe I decided to have lunch here between classes. As I was eating, one of the cafe workers came and proceeded to try and remove a mouse from a doorframe that was right next to me. The mouse...More

Thank gaus14
Bloomsbury C, Owner at Bloomsbury Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

We are so sorry this happened to you whilst you were having lunch, and even more regretful that you felt our staff weren’t apologetic. The staff concerned have been spoken to and the blasé approach from the gentleman that removed the mouse was not appropriate....More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were visiting the British Library around the corner and stopped by for some Sunday Brunch. The cafe was busy with students and young families. The service was efficient. They had run out of muffins but served sausage egg and cheese toasted sandwiches instead. I...More

Thank Pinkie2002
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A quirky little basement cafe tucked at the corner of Tavistock, this little gem offered a lovely cup of creamy cappuccino. One of the best cups I have in London thus far. Was there at about 1330 and the place was quite packed with the...More

Thank EarthlingA
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Usually you can get a good english breakfast here, but this time they had "kitchen issues" so only items off the menu, nice cafe though

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Good breakfast choices. Excellent selection cakes. Friendly staff. Quick service. Good ambiance. Excellent for solos.

Thank brownnov
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I wish my stomach was twice as big so that I could have ordered twice as much. The salads and tarts are delicious. The coffee is excellent. I saw the menu on the tables after I ordered and I'll certainly be back for the smashed...More

Thank NZKateNJake
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Questions & Answers
28 August 2017|
Response from capcamille | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I took for exemple à porridge with chia seeds, jam with a tea.
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Immi P
6 May 2016|
Response from Bloomsbury C | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. We do have a limited selection of gluten free lunches and cakes each day. Our breakfast/brunch menu also includes gluten free options, we can replace any breakfast toast with gluten free toast... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 2877
  • E-mail
A basement coffee house in the heart of historic Bloomsbury offering fab Allpress Coffee and a daily changing menu of seasonal food...and a fantastic brunch!
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