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Cornerstone Cafe

9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
+44 20 8316 4361
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely staff and always a great place to go for coffee cake and English breakfast on the weeekends. Lovely eggs Benedict

Thank marajonsson
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Perfect place to have brunch or to seat for a little snack and a coffee while working or having a chat with a friend. Friendly staff and nice and cozy environment!

Thank Liliana A
Julia S, Owner at Cornerstone Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thanks so much for your review. So happy you liked us. See you soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Meeting with family for a Sunday morning catch up.Found this gem in the Royal Arsenal development. Looked as though getting a table might be a while but staff were very helpful. Menu was very varied and between us we had 5 different things. Good food...More

Thank douglap54
Julia S, Owner at Cornerstone Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review. So happy you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Well after a quick look on here, we popped over for breakfast & were blown away. The food & service was outstanding. Very good & fairly priced. Also building is very unique, will be back next time in area.

Thank Chris T
Julia S, Owner at Cornerstone Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for visiting. Hurry back soon, we will be delighted to see you.

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

1st time trying their salt beef bagel special....and I wasn't disappointed! It was heaven in my mouth! Definitely having it again!

Thank Tiffany F
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I met a friend who has just moved to the area here for brunch and was really impressed and had a serious attack of area envy! The cafe is light, bright and modern but made cosy by seating and lots of newspapers enjoy etc. Coffee...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Having lived in the Royal Arsenal several years ago, the Cornerstone Cafe is a lovely addition to the area. The selection of food is great although every time I go I have the same thing! the service is good with very friendly staff. I would...More

Thank MEK2810
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Popped in here foi a business meeting. The nice thing about this cafe is that its quiet and you can hear yourself think, unlike Starbucks and Costa. Just had coffee but food menu looked appetising. My favourite coffee shop I think

Thank RichardH40
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I love this place. It is a little pricey but as a treat it's worth it. The salads are fantastic, as are the breakfasts. The portions are a good size too. The staff are always friendly, although sometimes very busy, particularly behind the counter.

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Nice breakfast and a good atmosphere but it's a bit overpriced. However, it's great to have a place like this at the RA.

Thank MasterO84
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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
Response from Julia S | Property representative |
Hi, i am sorry but we simply rent SohMarie the space and have no other involvement with her supper club. Please contact her directly for answers. The Cornerstone Cafe.
2 October 2016|
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Response from Illusio666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Yes. Yes and Yes. No. Ask at concierge if needed but try to avoid. No (not any more I think).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Major Draper Street | Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8316 4361
  • E-mail
The Cornerstone Cafe is based on the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. Our aim is to provide a friendly, well designed cafe catering to the demands of the local residential and business community. To us this means great coffee, a wide variety of loose leaf teas and British made cold drinks. On the food front we make nearly 100% of our delicious food in house. We've a lovely deli section which can be eaten in or taken away throughout the day including many delicious cakes. We have cooked breakfasts through to 3pm and hot meals until 3pm. We do takeaway ready meals throughout the week (just need to heat up at home. At the weekend we do Brunch throughout the day on the Saturday and on Sundays until 3pm. Our menus are on the website. Free WIFI, child friendly and always ready to help. Cafe design by Paul Croft Studios.
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