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Candid Cafe

) #10,594 of 18,149 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Cafe, British, International
3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
+44 20 7837 4237
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
7 Feb 2017
“Gothic style cafe!”
31 Aug 2016
“New fav in Angel”
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, British, International
$$ - $$$
3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I almost hate myself for writing this. This place has been my favourite secret hideout in London for over 10 years, and selfishly, I'd quite like it to stay that way! I used to hide in here for hours with my friends having red wine...More

Thank Manolinni
Reviewed 7 February 2017

"Where are you taking me???", said my friend. I was taking her to Candid Cafe for our pre-theatre meal. My friend could not believe that there is a cafe on the 2nd floor. The stairs leading up to the cafe were dimly lit. When we...More

Thank matrix_irene
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I reluctantly leave this review cause this place is so great I don't want people running it! But truth is they do deserve a very good review, so here it is. Nice ambience, nice staff, nice tea, nice crowd, nice place. There's nothing not to...More

2  Thank Anna_Morgana
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Well, where do I start! I arrived at this café really impressed by the look of the outside garden. However the weather would not permit me to risk sitting outside and I had made a reservation for a meeting with friends for the day. As...More

Thank Youthwise
Reviewed 15 May 2016

upstairs on a cold day or the courtyard on a sunny one, this is a good escape from central london. bohemian decor, friendly staff, reasonable, healthy food.

Thank dan w
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

On their website, it says £12 for a bottle of house red wine. When I went to pay, it was £17. I told the girl who served me and her response was 'oh, I don't know about the website'. They should update the site or...More

1  Thank BiffTreehorn
Reviewed 24 December 2015

What a very strange place this is. You climb two flights of narrow stairs in an undistinguished back-street building, go through the door and find yourself in a mock-gothic room with candelabras on a huge dining table and lots of small candle-lit tables round the...More

1  Thank Slaphead66
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Only visited here for coffee, but would definitely sample the food. Spacious and refreshingly different in its` decor. Good variety of seating and tables. Friendly staff. I wish there were more cafes like this instead of the boring, overpriced chains. A great find.

Thank Farfalla2222
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Joined a co worker for lunch and stumpled up to this second floor gem in Islington. Decor is hipster retro and there is the option of joining the long table or more private single tables. Surprising collection of eclatic object d'art and the sandwiches made...More

1  Thank Eugene1958
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Perfect tea and cake, earl grey and pear frangipan. Lovely quirky decor and relaxed atmosphere, well worth the climb up the stairs!

Thank cb1002014
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 4237
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