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Popular Cafe

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1268 High Rd, London N20 9HH, United Kingdom, London N20, England
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Usually meet friends here for a bacon sarnie and hot drink. Staff are very welcoming. Also enjoy their Full English, and the liver with veggies Good quality food. Can get quite noisy at busy times, as the accoustics are weird. Still enjoy eating here though: by far the best cafe in Whetstone. Eaten here for many many years

Thank annewQ2955LZ
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I am in the area I always pop into the Popular cafe for breakfast. I like the fact I can just pick and choose any item from the menu and they just make it. The tea & toast was almost instant and the breakfast wasn't far behind. Everything was tasty and well cooked and it set me up nicely... More 

Thank Stuart C
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Basic cafe- always has people in it and does a good take out Cappuccino.. No frills and good value with a smile.

Thank DZee2013
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Having worked in Whetstone N20 for five years and having visited the cafe hundreds of times I thought it about time to write a review. Chicken Escalope and Spaghetti, Spanish Omelette and home cooked chips or Lasagne and salad just a few of the home made foods available. Watch how quickly head chef Illyas works and still retains a sense... More 

Thank sillyarms74
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well worth a visit if peckish. Staff very friendly and usual offering of hearty good value food. Busy place with good atmosphere.

Thank Tim L
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We stumbled into this little cafe today after going slightly off track on a walk we were doing. We were just going to have tea but were tempted by the breakfast menu. Everything was beautifully cooked including perfectly prepared poached eggs, something that can easily be overcooked. The staff were very friendly, the inside was clean and pleasant and the... More 

Thank maureen1_12
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Often visited this cafe in the past as I work few doors down the staff are great and so friendly! I pop in now and again when I go past and they always remember me and ask how I'm doing. Great food very reasonable price. Love this cafe, will continue to go :)

Thank Ben C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

All kinds of food, breakfast, lunch dinner, excellent family run cafe with very tasty food, must visit for a top breakfast or light/big lunch

Thank Daniel M
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Does what it says on the tin, good breakfast. No fresh juice and tea is weak but food is good. Definitely recommend for breakfast

Thank jjhlawson
Bradford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

If you are staying in North London and need to set your day off with great quality hearty breakfast then pop in to see Kurt and his team. Friendly service, quality ingredients and value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, Fast food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1268 High Rd, London N20 9HH, United Kingdom, London N20, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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