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The Counter Cafe

#5,318 of 18,249 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€Cafe, British, International
7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, England
+44 7834 275920
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, England
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious dishes, good coffee, great atmosphere and nice view next to the canal. The service could be a bit more friendly but still OK. It's also a bit expensive compared to other places in Hackney wick.

Thank santa_kei
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious cafe in a lovely canal side setting. The menu is succinct and considered, completely right for the venue. The outside floating terrace is a bit tumbledown, but all the more attractive for it. Friendly and helpful staff and a lovely place to have lunch...More

Thank Deetee100
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Cute brunch spot with nice seating next to the canal. Great in all weathers. Check out their current exhibitions too

Thank abserahman
Reviewed 8 April 2017

If you want quirky, then this is for you. It's situated in an art gallery, which is appropriate; they have taken the traits of a normal restaurant, deconstructed it and thrown it back on the canvas in no particular order. For example, in a normal...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

In such a nice spot by the canal in Hackney Wick. I had the special which was deep fried breaded egg with mashed peas on sourdough with a lemon dressing, really really nice. The coffee was really good too, skilled latte art and great tasting....More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Saturday morning to have brunch. The weather was great, so many people were sitting outside on the terrace. We had pancakes and poached eggs, which were both great. It's slightly pricy for being so remote. But we totally enjoyed coming...More

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went here for breakfast on Sunday. Very friendly staff who were obviously very passionate about their food and where it is sourced. Everything homemade and a good choice offered.. We all had different things to sat and everything was delicious. The ricotta hot cakes with...More

Thank CathyE7
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The breakfast here is great, I have always loved the atmosphere, the food, the people, the positioning a stones throw from the olympic stadium and a not too long a walk from victoria park this place is well worth a visit high recommended

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Food is a little greasy here. Busy place, hard to find a table on a weekend morning. Lovely views of the west ham stadium just across the river stream flowing by the restaurant. :)

Thank Vaibhav P
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good here, it does get busy and would advise to avoid the mid morning rush. I find the food a tad pricy but it is good for what it is, and if you can bag a seat on the jetty it's...More

Thank HeyheyMistaP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, England (Formerly The Counter)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 7834 275920
  • E-mail
An independent canal-side cafe & roastery in Hackney Wick. "If the Counter could lay eggs, it would"
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