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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton curry” (25 reviews)
“ginger cake” (15 reviews)
“peas” (23 reviews)
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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 15 May 2016

Food very good & well priced. Staff very friendly, very clean, light and welcoming. Good choice of food , homemade cakes highly recommended.

1  Thank lynnegwilt
Reviewed 2 May 2016

One of the nicest full English breakfasts we've had in a while. Can choose the Jamaican sausage which is very tasty. Really cheap, but still getting the quality.

1  Thank Slimshadysv1000
AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Many thanks for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and hope you will visit us again. Regards Angela, Alph & team

Reviewed 26 March 2016

Try the jerk sausage with a full English breakfast, excellent value at £4.00 for the full breakfast, toast and big mug of tea, what's not to like. Combined with a visit to the Coventry music museum, a great way to spend a wet and windy...More

1  Thank louiseNuneaton
Reviewed 19 March 2016

My husband and I had a lovely meal a few weeks ago at the Simmer Down restaurant on a Friday evening. Hubby had the curry chicken and I had the brown stew chicken which I highly recommend, very tasty... both with rice and peas and...More

1  Thank lambsie2k
Reviewed 17 March 2016

a great place to eat either for breakfast which is great ,good value for money ,or dinner good home cooked food very tasty, run by very nice people alph and angela who do there best and cater for everyone even a fussy eater like me...More

1  Thank beckyjbrain
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with the tasty food on offer. We went with a group of 20 and had a selection of different dishes. The standout dishes for me were the curried goat and the curry mutton. The fish in Yorkshire puddings starter were fantastic as were...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

What a jewel hidden in Coventry city Centre! Perfect home cooked West Indian food, spicy, hot and plentiful. Even the Rum Punch and Guinness tasted straight out of Jamaica. Take the time to look it up you won't be disappointed - Angela and her Team...More

Thank Do99
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place a few times so decided to check it out with some friends. Its a small little place with a very freindly and warm welcome. Excellent for a relaxed evening meal. The wait time was fair as the food is home cooked...More

Thank Will F
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend due to the good reviews and were not disappointed. It just just a real shame that we were the only ones in there! A lot of care must go into the food as the lady was asking for our feedback....More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Visited here for the first time with my daughter. Although there was a large party that took up most of the restaurant (it is quite a small place) the service was good & we didn't have to wait long for our food. Staff were very...More

Thank Julie M
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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.
Hailie C
14 April 2017|
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Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
The cafe does not deliver, but as Simmer Down we deliver Friday to Sunday. Friday & Saturday 5-10pm and Sunday 3-8pm.
5 January 2017|
Response from AngelaK486 | Property representative |
Hi there, the restaurant is currently closed until the 27 January when we open at 7pm to 10.30 and the same on Saturday. The restaurant is usually only open Thursday to Sat. The cafe is open six days per week, closed on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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