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Candid Cafe

Café and Mediterranean Restaurant££££
Islington, Islington
  • Jen S.
    "My favorite cafe in London."(2 Tips)
    "Great coffee and food looks good too!"(2 Tips)
    Darren S.
    "Peace and quiet?"(9 Tips)
    Jen S.
    "Great tea selection and good food."(6 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • café
  • coffee and food
  • candlelight
  • quiet
  • cake
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  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 22
    very cosy bohemian cafe
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinJanuary 5
    Ok, the place is a little slice of serenity, but the coffee and food are so-so. Get a tea and relish in the peace. No WiFi here.
  • Evelyn W.
    Evelyn WineJuly 29, 2015
    Oh I didn't like the place it is on the second floor of very uncertain building. It is old and smells awful inside. Coffee wasn't good either 😐
  • Leusee
    LeuseeJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely one of my favourite cafes in London. It's quiet and peaceful so it's good as a working space. They also have yummy vegan cakes!
  • Lorenzo C.
    Lorenzo ContiFebruary 19, 2015
    Cozy and bohemian
  • snufkin ~.
    snufkin ~January 19, 2015
    great atmosphere, terrific location, nicely hidden away from the crowd. alas, the staff can be incredibly rude.
  • David M.
    David MillerSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cafe is a delight - friendly staff & well appointed. Rumours of wifi are sadly exaggerated.
  • Roman M.
    Roman MittermayrSeptember 7, 2014
    Go there before 5pm and it's so quiet you'll hear your fingers hitting the keys on your laptop keyboard. Go after 5pm and you won't have a chair.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FergusonAugust 13, 2014
    A great place to camp out (that isn't a pub) before a show at Electrowerkz. They only serve drink (beer / wine etc.) with food -- but a starter or slice of cake counts!
  • Isabella P.
    Isabella PalumboApril 2, 2014
    It feels like being in a living room: the atmosphere is cosy and the candles light is very nice. I don't really like the paintings but I love the chairs. The people are a bit too loud in the evening.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 19, 2014
    Really cute & quirky little place hidden behind the station. Great coffee and food looks good too!
  • Valeri B.
    Valeri BozhikovJanuary 3, 2014
    One of the best places in town.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WaymanAugust 23, 2013
    Amazing little secret behind Angel tube.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SiddallAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite cafe in London. Great teas, great atmosphere, great decor. The food is pretty good, but the CAKES — whoa — amazing every single time. The coffee is okay, but the tea is better.
  • Saikat C.
    Saikat ChakrabartiJuly 30, 2013
    Ok food but great tea selection and space. Nice for reading a book in the afternoon.
  • thefidelity
    thefidelityJune 22, 2013
    You must come and discover this secret place whether you are a Londoner or a visitor! It has nice retro atmosphere! And yes, they accept card over £10. So, highly recommended!!
  • thefidelity
    thefidelityJune 22, 2013
    The cafe is at 3rd floor and they have a yard to enjoy outside. One of the best chilled out place in Angel! Couldn't taste their coffee due to my detox diet:)) but they serve pukka teas which my fav!
  • Antony
    AntonyMay 19, 2013
    Cute calm place, but truly bad coffee. Asked for a flat white and got a HUGE mug of milk. Such a shame.
  • Mikey
    MikeyMay 19, 2013
    Great atmosphere, nice garden, but terrible coffee.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SiddallMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great tea selection and good food. They accept cards now, with a ten pound minimum. Best cafe in London!
  • Mar K.
    Mar KerrMay 7, 2013
    nice yard to sit outside when its sunny.
  • Theodor P.
    Theodor PapadopoulosSeptember 20, 2012
    Just lovely
  • Bex C.
    Bex ClarkeSeptember 17, 2012
    Cute for some peace and quiet just behind Angel tube, shame about the average food and awful bread!
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KathrynSeptember 16, 2012
    Leave room for some cake - it's very good here!
  • Jess M.
    Jess McCabeFebruary 22, 2012
    The atmosphere is really nice here, but the food was expensive for what it was, and bland.
  • Isabelle Q.
    Isabelle QuevillyJanuary 28, 2012
    Nice artsy café hidden next to the station. Food price really good.
  • natsuco h.
    natsuco hgsnJanuary 11, 2012
    My favorite cafe in London
  • Annie H.
    Annie HallDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Opening hours - 12pm until late. Good home cooked food. Try the Salmon fillet with salsa, rice and salad or the vegetarian lasagne, both filling and tasty.
  • EmeraldStreet
    EmeraldStreetAugust 3, 2011
    There's a decent range of meat and vegetarian food for both night and day, but those that come later in the evening get to enjoy the huge central room by candlelight. Read more
  • Darren S.
    Darren SmithJuly 11, 2011
    Peace and quiet? Get it here.
  • Kevan D.
    Kevan DavisJune 14, 2011
    Good food, odd decor, and surprisingly quiet for somewhere so near to the Tube station.
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanMarch 21, 2011
    The focus here us definaterly the food.
  • Nisha L.
    Nisha LMarch 19, 2011
    Check if the Courtyard is open. Beautifully tucked away...
  • Jude
    JudeFebruary 18, 2011
    Gorgeous little cafe that feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle outside. Fantastic homemade soup.
  • Cristina V.
    Cristina VillegasAugust 8, 2010
    very quiet place in Angel to have a coffee Read more
  • Shahid C.
    Shahid ChoudhryJune 6, 2010
    Best work Cafe, nice retro atmosphere
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JacksonFebruary 8, 2010
    Probably the only place in Angel that hasn't been touched in the last 20 years, but great for lunch!
  • Julian B.
    Julian BondOctober 8, 2009
    My favourite chillout cafe
  • Angel S.
    Angel SerranoSeptember 9, 2013
    Sí vuelvo a Londres vuelvo aquí. Me ha encantado.
  • Skene E.
    Skene ElisabethJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    De mis lugares favoritisimos en LND, lleva cash y prueba los cheesecakes magnanimos!
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