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Franx Continental Cafe

#2,445 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
+44 20 7836 7989
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today to grab lunch before the theatre. Reasonable prices and nice food. Friendly and polite staff. Be prepared to wait though as it is a relatively small place that looks to always be busy. Good selection of food and some amazing looking pastries!

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Thank Roxanne H
Colorado
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small cafe with great food, very friendly staff, and the prices are very reasonable. Locals ate there. The menu has a wide variety. My husband got full English breakfast, I got a great fresh fruit bowl and hot chocolate. We ate there 3 times during our trip. Good food at barging prices 8n friendly casual atmosphere.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic service, cheap lovely fresh food, the best in London. Salads to die for. We have been to London many times and always look forward to having our lunch here.

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Thank Kate W
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a good find!. Visited here two mornings whilst staying in London. Fabulous full English and good service. Excellent value for money.

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Thank Mandybusby30
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Although it was relatively busy, my order was taken quickly (chicken kebab salad box) and it was made within 5 mins. Chicken kebab was full of flavour, tasted fresh, salad was lovely and I added rice to it for no extra charge. £5.95 well spent and it was a generous portion. Lovely service too and all staff were friendly.

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Thank Hieton
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a bacon roll from here on my way in to work, service was friendly but they took far too long to make a bacon roll. The girls in front of me left as they had been waiting so long! My bacon roll was nice enough but bacon wasn't as crisp as I would have liked. But after waiting so... More 

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Thank Sampattyharps
Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I am a Londoner, i was born and raised in the city this is my favourite cafe out there. It is great value but also good vibes, i have sat for hours outside with friends, big portions perfect place i really love it.

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Thank maxtheguide
Derby, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We first ate here nearly two years ago and in my review then I gave the café a 4 but I really couldn’t fault anything this time. Like last time, my husband had a full English and I had a vegetarian breakfast. The food was beautifully cooked and it was real hot, buttered toast (I don’t like cold toast!). A... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast whilst on our way from our hotel to Covent Garden. It's quite small inside, but the staff are very friendly and the prices were rather reasonable. Food was hot delicious and filling. Recommend if you are staying in Tottenham Court road I want a cheap Proper full English breakfast and don't want to go to McDonald's... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Saw this on way to British Museum, and went back after seeing the exhibition. Agree with all the reviews, friendly, busy, straightforward menu, good sized portions, although as one reviewer said, cutlery good do with a better wash. But - I tried to go to the toilet, which was down some very steep and narrow stairs and had to walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 7989

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

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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