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Terry's Cafe

158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
+44 20 7407 9358
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful place. The food, the music, the setting, and such a relaxing place to eat. If your in this neck of the woods, give it a go. You wont be disappointed.

Thank ScouseLad67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best breakfast we had in all of London, everything was excellent, from the tea to the toast, black pudding was spiced perfectly and the servers are welcoming and quick to fill your cup.

Thank Bronwen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on our last day after doing a Google search for Full English Breakfast. After reading the reviews we settled on Terry's and were not disappointed. The place is located on an unassuming block with a mix of local businesses and housing. The crowd...More

Thank Nabilfawzi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little Cafe ,busy, but definitely worth the wait .Very friendly staff and superb Breakfast .Thoroughly recommend 😃

Thank Hyde675
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time here and well worth the visit. We both had smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and it was perfect. This place is both quirky and cosy with loads of war photographs. They play old music too. Lovely touch. I found it cheap.

Thank Mukuma
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience with a English fry-up and we were not left disappointed or hungry. We both ordered 'the works' - which consisted of a Cumberland sausage, bacon, fried egg, beans, mushrooms, black pudding, tomato (tinned or fresh) and bubble and squeak almost...More

Thank Leesaslego
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A small off the beaten path cafe.Coffee, food and service outstanding. Best breakfast in town. Go hungry the portions are huge.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We came here after looking at reviews. We were not disappointed. The breakfast was huge! I could not finish mine and I can eat a lot!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Our first stop in London turned out to be a corky place that serves an excellent breakfast for 10 pounds. Awesome!

Thank Jonathan433
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Tend to go in here before away games at Millwall ,or just whenever im over SE and fancy / have time for a bit of decent nosebag . Excellent breakfast as ever , best sausage ever from a cafe . Trust me , ive done...More

Thank johnallen63
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Cass A
4 April 2017|
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Response from Terryscafe | Property representative |
Hi , We accept all major credit cards .... Best wishes, Austin
3 September 2016|
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Response from Terryscafe | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry , only just seen this message, unfortunately we will be closed for Christmas holiday's. Best wishes, Austin
Alex H
3 August 2015|
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Hi Alex, We certainly do , our ploughman's consists of , Ham (off the bone) mature cheddar cheese , chicken , ham & pork pie , salad , served with a selection of pickles/chutneys £8.00 Pairs perfectly with a bottle of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 9358
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If you’re looking for a Michelin-star restaurant you’re in the wrong place. Terry’s Cafe is a diamond in the rough. In an area now saturated with chains and soulless cheap snacks we’re proud to have achieved TripAdvisor’s 5-star rating and Certificate of Excellence for two years running. We offer good, affordable, locally sourced produce. And with our ever-increasing takeaway menu you can walk away with your lunch for a fiver. Our story: Terry came from a modest family of cooks. His dad was a chef in the army and his mum a pastry cook, so naturally he grew up around food. Born and raised in South London — all his family were from the Borough — where bomb sites were the playgrounds of his generation. Like most working class families in London, summer holidays were spent working on hop farms around Kent, pulling down vines for the local breweries. During the war he was evacuated to Folkestone, where he lived with an Army major and his wife. After the bombs stopped falling, Terry was reunited with the major on a trip down memory lane which resulted in his ownership of two pigs. This quickly turned into a smallholding two thousand pigs. (Promise we’re not telling porkies.) Learning the trade: At 17, Terry got a job at Smithfield Meat Market, where he learnt his trade in all aspects of butchery. But after a long career in the market, he decided it was time for a change of direction in order to spend some time with his young family. In 1982 he opened what is now known as Terry’s Cafe. With his extensive product knowledge, cooking and butchering skills, he produced wonderful home-cooked food using the resources from Smithfield and Borough markets nearby. South London ambassador: During his life, Terry was an ambassador for the local community. He passed on his values and experience to his son, Austin, who was named after Austin’s of Peckham, a former antiques shop on Rye Lane. Terry even got a discount on antiques for promoting the name. Austin has worked in Terry’s since becoming a Saturday boy at the age of 14. Now in his thirties, he plans to move forward with his dad’s winning formula and continue to promote traditional values and British culture in a positive fashion. Terry’s Tea Drink tea for Victory -World peace & positivity Have you seen the news lately? It seems like every day there’s another war, scandal or natural disaster. Just thinking about it would make your head spin. While you’re at Terry’s, we’d like to encourage you to pause for thought and meditate over a cup of your favourite brew. It’ll help you put things in perspective and appreciate the wonderful world we live in. The only London caff with it's own blend of tea. London’s noted cup of tea was the result of a research trip to Sri Lanka and India that was more about self-discovery than tea discovery. But the people at Terry’s are no stranger to a decent cup of tea. The distinctive flavour and soothing effect of these teas were hard to ignore. And soon they were on a boat to London to be sold exclusively at Terry’s. Terry's Tea : London's noted cup of tea since 1982 , pure unblended , fully traceable ceylon tea , available in store and on the Terry's cafe website . Available in English Breakfast (Cylon Black ) . Earl Grey . Green tea & Jasmine . Chamomile .London's morning pride coming soon . SUMMER NOTICE :Please note we will be closed on Saturdays for the the month of August only . Return to a normal work Schedule in September
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