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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (14 reviews)
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 days ago

This appears to be two places in one - the Two Tone Café during the day time, and the Simmer Down Restaurant in the evening, with separate opening times. I went at lunch, so this review only reflects the Café side. The food here is...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here many times, on this visit, through ice and snow, best food, warming surrounding, and the very best of staff, owner and fellow customers, value, without question or rival, a real treat xx

1  Thank matwright12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little café offering all you need for a lunch or simply a relaxing drink and snack. plenty of choice on the menu and excellent service. The café itself is simple but full of memorabilia of the 2 tone style of music over the years....More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great space. Super cup of tea and service. Wonderful to enjoy perfect moments of two tone/ska memories with some musical legends.

Thank donna l
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Decided to see what the top rated cafe (2tone) in Coventry was like. Given the comments on here I was expecting something special for breakfast, but it was all simply ok, nothing really negative to say but then again nothing really positive either. I would...More

Thank skyeblue42
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Went here with friends for a post Christmas get together, following a recommendation. It was very quiet, we were the only booking that evening, however, we chatted and had a lovely evening together. Our food was freshly prepared and tasted delicious. The service (as would...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We have just had our car clubs annual get together and meal at Simmer Down restaurant for the first time and it was absolutely fantastic! The food was beautiful and everyone bearing in mind there were twenty of us throughly enjoyed it. Amazingly they were...More

Thank Leonie K
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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

Reviewed 13 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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
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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$34
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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