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London Review Cake Shop

14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
+44 20 7269 9045
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a client tell me how fantastic this cake shop is, was sure to visit yesterday after the British Museum. Nothing to write home about. There were only 3 choices for cake, some other pastries yes, but I expected loads of cake--nope. The slice I...More

Thank SharpElbows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat this pace is. Heavenly cakes and wonderful books all under the same roof. Great service and cosy busy atmosphere. Felt very clever and smug all at the same time.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

If I lived in London, I would want to come here everyday. Three of us had lunch, tea and cake, and each item was extraordinary, including the cream cake with hibiscus. Crowded with excellent service. The teas are all loose leaf with proper brewing. Clearly...More

Thank LouAndreas212
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Tea, cakes and books - what's not to like? The cafe is small, so you may have to wait for a table, but the very efficient staff will find you in the bookshop when one becomes free. The cakes were really lovely, and the Earl...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We were looking for a place for a quick meal after a trip to the British Museum This cafe - part of the bookshop - looked inviting and was not an obvious tourist trap The place was packed We were luck to get a table...More

2  Thank Uday T
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

It is a pity this cafe has stopped serving Monmouth coffee. The coffee they use now is pitiful. It is extremely bitter, weak and vinegary. Poor show for a cafe that I have always enjoyed. Also, the lighting has changed recently and consequently now has...More

Thank Joejamesinlondon
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This place is tiny but we managed to find a free table outside. The cake was absolutely delicious (white chocolate and tahini), but sitting outside they only serve in take away cups and cake in a box. Not environmentally friendly at all. Staff were a...More

Thank Curatorgirl
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I got a pastry and milk, wife got her tea. The music was so loud that they couldn't hear my order. Nice and clean

Thank john g
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had been visiting the British Museum & saw this bookshop as we left. I had been wanting to purchase a book for a friend so popped in to find that a cafe was attached. Perfect! We needed refreshments after 4 hours in the museum...More

Thank Jocelyn P
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were walking through the Bloomsbury area trying to get to Trafalgar Square. Well we walked into a ceramics gallery that caught our eyes and the salesperson recommended this place for a rest and quick bite. She specifically said she would spend...More

Thank Stephanie G
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7269 9045
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