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The Corner Cafe

#2,139 of 19,261 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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178 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JY, England
+44 20 3267 1062
06:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little café based about 10 mins from Lambeth train station and the Imperial War Museum. Full English breakfast with a brew for just over £5. Lots on the menu to choose from. Really pleasant staff who cant do enough for you. Service really quick. Used by lots of workman for takeouts which is always a good sign.

Thank Craig P
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

While walking to Lamberth Bridge we passed this cafe and needed a coffee. Staff were very friendly and lots of locals were popping in for lunch. They were also doinga roaring trade in takeaway meals. The coffee, hot chocolate and hot cross buns were great.

Thank Treesmac
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Service with a smile, food served hot and within reasonable time. Price very good. Can't fault it. Stop in on your way to the Imperial War Museum, you won't be disappointed

Thank Richie H
San Francisco, CA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Fantastic place. This is where the locals have breakfast. Super friendly service, great quality traditional English food. Great value for money. Loved it!!!

Thank Traveller_53127
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Working in elephant for the past week,haven't found a good cafe as yet u till I reviewed this place on rip advisor.was a 15 minute walk.when I arrived mid morning the place was heaving with builders.ordered from a very friendly woman and sat down at the only available table.good food well cooked lots of Banta from the two mature cockney... More 

Thank Kevin S
Bexley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great staff and good food. A regular for breakfast where there is a huge menu and they are very accommodating in changing item to obtain the perfect meal for you. Very clean although can get "very cosy" when full, which it often is. Very hand location with short walk to the river and the war museum.

Thank judyappleyard
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was looking for a traditional cafe for a full English breakfast. as there were several building sites in the area I asked the builders and they all recommended this place. The Cafe was full of cnstruction workers and emergency services, always a good sign. The choice of food was was enormous from sarnies to roast dinners. Service was swift... More 

1 Thank Nigel C
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152 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped here for a bite to eat. What an amazing place. Busy but this didn't spoil our visit. Staff very friendly and efficient. The choice is amazing. I ordered liver bacon and onions and that is what I got. I had not asked for the potatoes so didn't get them. The portion size was huge and I didn't manage... More 

1 Thank sanded55
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I work within 50m of the corner cafe and so either breakfast or lunch there daily. You may at times think that breakfast is slightly pricier than other cafes but you get what you pay for - good food from a clean cafe with lots of choice - I would eat there daily if it wasn't!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
United States
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I had the breakfast set and it was great. Not used to beans for breakfast but it was tasty. Very filling.

Thank ENPalomo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3267 1062

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