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Regency Café

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#4 of 8374 cafes in London
#18 of 51611 places to eat in London
Average price: £10
Open now 07:00 - 14:30, 16:00 - 19:15
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17-19 Regency St, SW1P 4BY
London, England, United Kingdom
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Having seen RHS Lindley Library, it's time to have a rest at this cafe. If you like British cuisine, come to Regency Café. Do not leave without tasting perfectly cooked grilled bacon, rashers and nicely cooked fried sausages. Here you will be offered yummy bread pudding, parfait and wonderful bread and butter pudding. Visit this place for fantastic pastis. A lot of visitors order terrific matcha, english coffee or tasty juice.

You will have warm memories about this spot because it is well-known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. The rating assigned by Frommer's is 3 stars, so this cafe is an exceptional place.

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My friends and I could not have had a better experience. The atmosphere was wonderful as well as the food. I will definitely return the next time I visit London!!!
After multiple trips to London, this has been the best food, service and location I have found for a meal. As an American, the best part of going to the UK for me is being called "Love". Don't ask me why. It is likely a combination the wonderful sense of familiarity you get when a term of endearment is sent your direction and far too much exposure to British literature, TV and movies. Not only was I called "Love" by the proprietor, this place FELT like love. It felt like home, like I had just sat down at the table of Nonnatus House, or made my way in the The Burrow, or that I could soon be accosted by Mrs Bennet telling me that Netherfield had let at last! Sadly, I was sick when I found my way into this slice of heaven. AND YET, I had what I would call the best egg sandwich of my life. Thick slices of white bread I wanted to rest my head on, and eggs cooked to perfection, with fresh ground pepper and salt. I have dreamed about this sandwich almost daily since having it. I love that the tea comes out of a big urn, and that the menu is simple and hearty. I love that it feels like you are part of the family when they call your name to get your plate. I love EVERYTHING about this place. It will become a mainstay of all my London visits, and it should be a definite stop for you, if you're in the city.
Walking into Regency Cafe was like stepping back in time. This 70's diner serves simple meals for all day long. My bf and I had an early tour to get to on our last trip to London and Regency was on the way to the bus station so we stopped by for some breakfast. We were surprised at how much we liked this neighbourhood gem that we came back again on our last day. As a Canadian tourist, this is one of the few restaurants that served affordable food without breaking our vacation budget. If you're coming in the morning, it's filled with locals and construction workers because of how early it opens. I loved sitting by the window and people watching while I ate my first meal of the day. Being a tourist, it's always interesting to see how others start off their work day in a different city. If you're coming during the lunch hour rush don't even attempt to hold a table - you're not allowed, there will be a sign saying this. When I say lunch hour rush, I really mean it - expect a line, sometimes extending outside the doors and around the corner. You're welcome to come grab lunch and dine-in, but I would watch the time to make sure that you're not overstaying and being respectful of other people who want to sit and eat. There is no table service here. You order at the cash desk, and wait for your order to be called. I don't believe they call numbers so I would recommend that you remember what you ordered :)
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17-19 Regency St, London, England, United Kingdom, SW1P 4BY Get directions
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 07:00-14:30, 16:00-19:15
TuesdayTue 07:00-14:30, 16:00-19:15
WednesdayWed 07:00-14:30, 16:00-19:15
ThursdayThu 07:00-14:30, 16:00-19:15
FridayFri 07:00-14:30, 16:00-19:15
SaturdaySat 07:00-12:00

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