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Cafe Provencal

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4-6 Half Moon Lane, London SE24 9HU, England
+44 20 7978 9228
10:00 - 22:00
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a small cafe, which means it is cosy and intimate. The decor really helps it feel homely, comfortable and suitable for most occasions. Other customers were enjoying a meal, others just a coffee. I had a pint of the local beer, which went down very nicely. Small and intimate works very well here. The location right opposite... More 

Thank BonnieRed850
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I live locally so I've tired this place a few times. It's such a lovely atmosphere with so much potential but I've had pretty average food here several times. On the last occasion all 6 of us had disappointing lunches, the croque monsieur was soggy, the fish cakes over cooked, the burger dry, fish finger sandwich possibly from iceland. I... More 

Thank Kate J
Port Stephens, Australia
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A good choice for breakfast. Plenty to choose from a good breakfast menu. Friendly staff and good food. A little chaotic and rustic so don't go if you're looking for fine dinning.

Thank Neil H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've been going to Cafe Provencal since the children were small and demanding their garlic chips as a reward for sitting still! Now the "children" are in their late 20s, we still go to Cafe Prov. The new layout is great and makes the atmosphere even more intimate. The new sharing platters are excellent value and full of tasty things.... More 

Thank Larchitecture
Moruya, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went there for brunch and got the vegan breakfast, eggs benedict, a soy capuccino and a freshly squeezed orange juice. The vegan breakfast was ordinary at best. Plating was poor and not terribly appetising and one piece of toast, for which they provided butter - this was supposed to be vegan. I went home afterwards and had something else... More 

Thank Tracey S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

You're always guaranteed a friendly welcome and good food here. They also treat the staff well - kept on paying them when the restaurant was closed by the flood a few years back, and seem also to genuinely value their customers as well. To be honest, if you're in Herne Hill and you're looking for somewhere to eat or have... More 

Thank 39mjh
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

As above. If there's something simple you fancy that isn't on the menu they are happy to accommodate (within reason). Free wifi. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great local cafe, just had an excellent brunch with friends. Tasty food, warm laid-back ambience, friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have been faithful to this since the early 90s, and still love it. Feels like a second home, and a big favourite with my kids too

Thank Erika K
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and generously portioned. The service was very friendly. The only downside would be the noise of the road but if you sit further into the café this isn't a problem and the ambience is lovely.

Thank EdwardRice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Cafe, British, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Half Moon Lane, London SE24 9HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7978 9228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?