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) #4,455 of 18,121 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
31 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ER, England
+44 20 7240 0424
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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31 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ER, England
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Reviews (251)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was once a branch of the Music Discount Store an independent classical CD retailer. So perhaps it's fitting this has been transformed the most atmospheric branch of Notes Coffeehaus. It's a slightly odd place, a cramped bar space at the front, coffees, sandwiches and...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a tourist from Australia. When we were here in 2012, my son-in-law - a big coffee aficionado - found Notes just a little way from Trafalgar Square. He loved it and introduced me to it. Now, whenever I visit London (every couple of years)...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming, great coffee and real cakes. Lovely staff serving. A great place to stop if you're in the area.

Thank Gardner2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in, with the start of our day in London, yesterday Great coffee and fresh cafe food. We shared some froccia and pastry for breakfast. Lovely atmosphere, friendly service Highly recommend

Thank 395cherylj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great to stop by to get a coffee to go our to sit down and have a little lunch. Their coffee and chai tea is really good, and their food is aswell. Reasonable pricing.

Thank Day88
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I have been a few times to Notes. It is very much trying to be Cambridge (MA) or Brooklyn (NY). If you like overpaying for hot drinks then it is perfect. Positives: the decor is well done, capturing the edgy hipster world well. Music is...More

Thank philipgardner2017
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived here because it was next door to the Theatre. We only hade just over an hour but the staff were quick efficient and friendly. A good range of veg options. We had mushroom pate, and cranberry jam biscuit with camembert, followed by a...More

Thank patrick M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I visited Notes whilst attending the Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square. I'd seen this coffee shop recommended on Londonist this week, and added to my "to visit" list. When everyone decided at pretty much the same time that they needed...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

For true coffee snobs, this is a great spot, often missed by passer by's. The cafe is in the heart of London, very close to trafalgar square and has a sense of class and calm. A hidden gem, often overshadowed by nearby coffee chains, this...More

Thank Vishna
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my hubby popped in here for a quick beer on 8th April. Expensive drinks and staff not overly attentive....6/7 people behind counter not seemingly doing a lot. Nice place and cakes looked lush so would probably go there again

Thank Liseanne1968
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 0424
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