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Cafe 1001

Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
+44 20 7247 6166
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“halloumi” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Came to Brick Lane for a day out and walked past this cafe and didn't look twice at it. But the teenagers were hungry and so we stopped and walked inside. So glad we did, huge breakfasts all round including tea and toast for £6...More

Thank AMANDA b
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Attended a talk organised by Funzing and had glasses of wine which were reasonably priced at £4.30 for a 175 MLS.Cafe has plenty of comfy sofas and it is good to be early to get good seats.The talk was held in a separate room with...More

Thank Doolie77
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I come here quite often and spend about 2/3 hours , the place is quite cozy , the music is nice, sofas are comfortable. Sometimes is a bit cold inside but the beverages they serve make me feel better. Meow.

Thank emanuel-tm
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Really big place yet the cafe seems really quite - sometimes like a library - still at least it gives you the chance to enjoy your cake and hot chocolate in peace while using the cafe's free wifi to do your work! Never disappoints.

Thank Chris H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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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