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27 Exmouth Market | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL, England
+44 20 7833 9757
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
3 days ago
“Cocktails AND brownies - together at last!”
9 Feb 2017
“Friendliest Cafe in the area by far”
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27 Exmouth Market | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since discovering Brill opens late on Thursdays and Fridays, it has been our 'go to 'cafe -either before an evening at Sadlers Wells, or just to hang out in with friends in thier cute secluded garden. It is one of the friendliest cafes I've been...More

Thank traceydaniel2013
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Intimate cafe with excellent coffee and selection of sandwiches, pastries & CD's Jeremy the owner is always on hand with encyclopaedic knowledge of music.

Thank L4wrenceD
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Quirky little place. Great for a quick cup of tea and a cake. If you also happen to want a CD, they have a small, eclectic selection of artists on sale. Dog friendly and welcoming.

Thank Deetee100
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

So I've been coming to the place for a couple months now and at different times. First of staff, amazing!! Always lovely, smiley, staff. Love the coffee. They offer a wide selection of non dairy milks. I often get the coconut and have converted people...More

Thank Sebastian835
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations due to the positive reviews I read before our visit. Inside was messy and seating was limited. Coffee was nothing special. We tried bagel with avocado and chilli which cannot go wrong. At the same price, we could have got nicer coffee...More

Thank TAalice
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Velvety coffee, bagels with that perfect crispy yet chewy experience, clerkenwell hipster vibe and second hand Vinyl and CDs for sale. Oh and a garden (but yet to try this!) What's not to like...? Improvements slightly more comfortable seating? Coffee could be warmer, not everyone...More

Thank Swish_tripper
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I live close by and always wanted to pop in a try a bagel here and finally did on Sunday morning as I was looking for a quick bite to eat. The café is small and cosy so was great for a quick meal. I...More

Thank chiclife
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Cosy little cafe in Exmouth Market, not much seating, but they do allow dogs in. Friendly service and a nice big mug of tea. I would also recommend the pastel de nata cakes. Delicious.

Thank Deetee100
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I went to this place a couple of times and in both cases I had the same experience: the waiters constantly kept talking very loudly among each others even when they were serving the clients! When we ordered our coffee, they even seemed annoyed because...More

Thank XLor
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Brill is the coffee shop equivalent of your slightly eccentric yet lovable buddy who isn't trying to impress anyone with his simple but reliable basement flat, is usually seen wearing the same Zeppelin t-shirt and spends most of his time being really good at a...More

Thank BradNicpon
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Takeout, Seating
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  • Address: 27 Exmouth Market | Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7833 9757
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