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2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant

R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
+44 24 7767 1242
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton curry” (25 reviews)
“peas” (23 reviews)
“carrot cake” (14 reviews)
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British, Caribbean, Cafe, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great home made cakes and very reasonable hot drinks make this an ideal drop in if you are in the area or coming out of the Music Museum. Prices are very reasonable and service friendly.

Thank MICK0950
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again. 2 Tone Cafe staff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is lovely and have a great menu the carrot cake was really nice and the staff were very helpful and friendly

Thank Cheznutz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a quick visit to the Coventry Museum and with two hungry youngsters, we stopped here for the fry up. The menu was extensive and good value. There was a lovely atmosphere and we were made welcome once we arrive. We had the...More

1  Thank MikeB_07
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had lunch here and it was great.Food hot ,tasty and cheap.Decent portions and lots of choice for all.LOVED the Ska theme,even the food was in keeping.Service friendly,great music and atmosphere.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice food at reasonable prices ,Caribbean food a must have . Decent portions and cooked fresh a must visit . Lovely little cafe in surprising location

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So after visiting the museum I decided to visit the cafe for lunch. I went with the jerk sausage batch and fried dumplings. I had to wait a little while because they had to make the dumplings but that was fine and they did tell...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic place popped in Friday for a coffee and a bowl of chips served with a friendly smile. .knew it was here but have nave had chance to visit ( should have come years ago ) clean , and welcoming . well...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

lovely fresh food, great 2-tone themed cafe, friendly staff, decent prices too! A must to visit in the 2 tone village

Thank joesmam12
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Good Service and Good Food Well worth a visit. Just what the doctor ordered after a good night out and very accommodating staff

Thank EssexSkinhead69
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and happy that you had a great night out in Cov!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Is excellent, and very well priced, great service, i need to revisit the restaurant at some point. A place i always look forward to visiting, on my (at least) yearly visit to the Coventry Music Museum

Thank GARYW57
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Many thanks for taking time out to do a review for us it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again very soon. All the best Alph, Angela & Staff

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Laura G
1 October 2017|
Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
I understand they serve Vegetarian and gluten free . You are probably better off looking on the website . You can ask on there direct about their menu
Laura G
1 October 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
In the restaurant we do have vegan suitable dishes on the menu. If you are coming to the cafe we are always able to do something off menu that is suitable for vegans.
Agata G
4 May 2017|
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Response from Mrgreedy42 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. They do have a website and a phone number. They are very responsive and reply to phone messages and emails. It's worth a visit we loved it and they are very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R/O 74 Walsgrave Road | Ball Hill, Coventry CV2 4ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7767 1242
  • E-mail
Nestled in the secluded courtyard of 2Tone Village this newly refurbished family run cafe & restaurant provides good food, good times and great service.Home of the Jerk Sausage 2Tone Cafe offers all day breakfast, and more, including Caribbean meals. The restaurant offers an enticing menu of good 'home' style cuisine for those new to Caribbean food and the connoisseur.2Tone Village where the stars of 2Tone are often seen dining, jamming or generally hanging out. Please check our website for open times of the Cafe & Restaurant and for up to date menus and events.
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