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Coffee Shop and Breakfast Spot££££
Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell
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  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 3, 2015
    Caravan is a funky cafe with a working coffee roastery in the basement located in trendy Exmouth Market. They take their coffee seriously and slowly filter your order with a fancy presentation. Read more
  • Victoria G.
    Victoria GraingerSeptember 23, 2015
    Perfect relaxed Saturday brunch,I had food envy of everyone in their! Breakfast gin martini was delicious & a naughty treat. Ham hock hash was delicious! Can't wait to return!
  • Roberto L.
    Roberto LucciJanuary 23
    In my personal quest for good coffee I have just come across the best concept/coffee so far in Barcelona; btw they have no sugar in the shop. So if you need sugar you'd better bring it with you .
  • Beth C.
    Beth ChapmanSeptember 25, 2013
    Great coffee (flat white in particular)- I'd try the salmon. Perhaps the service could be a little better on busy days... So don't forget to log-in with the hostess to avoid waiting aimlessly!
  • Rick N.
    Rick Nijhuis1 week ago
    Great place for breakfast, smashed avocado and a poached egg on sourdough bread was good but the real highlight are their crisp top/buttery core muffins!
  • Siobhan M.
    Siobhan MulhollandApril 26, 2010
    Very nice. Awesome food and very busy. However had to remind staff three times that we had ordered a second round of drinks. My side dish failed to arrive, came late but got it for free. Will go again
  • Ji&V G.
    Ji&V GuptaJune 27, 2015
    Strong contender for best Bloody Mary ever (along with Granger and Co). Breakfast martini comes with buttered sour dough and the cold brew coffee is fabulous. Great outdoor space.
  • BarChick
    BarChickJune 6, 2012
    Cocktails are delicious and simple, with names like Sipsmith all over the menu. Order the Earl Grey Martini, with Sipsmith gin, Earl Grey tea, lemon and egg white or try their Espresso Martini. Read more
  • Mary Colette N.
    Love this place. Food is always nice. Avocado toast and chickpeas fries are great. Coffee is good too. Must try the brunch. Can be very busy.
  • rabin m.
    rabin mukerjeaAugust 11, 2012
    pro: got there 10ish and nabbed an outside table. con: nippy. didn't get direct sun till much later! RAF tea, fresh OJ, scrambled on sourdough with tom's on the side - yum start to sat!
  • Liis R.
    Liis RosenbergMay 24, 2015
    One of the most recommended brunch places in London. Gets a bit too noisy over the weekends but great for business meetings during the week. They roast their own excellent coffee.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela ChowSeptember 17, 2013
    Great espresso martinis, dinner was ok and desserts were slightly disappointing. We had 18 different dishes from the menu and none of them blew us away. Sounds like brunch is the better option here.
  • Chikae
    ChikaeOctober 6, 2013
    So...The food is delicious... But for people that eat a lot like myself and Ffion, the portions were way too small so we ordered 4 things instead of 2 and were still not satisfied. Bigger portions pls
  • Ellie
    EllieSeptember 17, 2014
    A menu that goes one step beyond the classic fry-up (standout : the cornbread French toast) and excellent coffee, roasted on the premises
  • Magnus H.
    Magnus HultbergMarch 10, 2010
    You should really try the filter coffee, made on the beans from Rwanda. Just the coffee. Do not soil it with neither sugar nor milk. Feel how it almost is like a good wine? Round, full, not bitter.
  • hotel.info
    hotel.infoJuly 7, 2011
    Cannot stress how good the Baked Eggs & Chorizo Ragout is!! I love the food, coffee and vibe of this place. Service is good too. Brunch is best so it gets busy during the weekend. Read more
  • Geeb
    GeebSeptember 10, 2014
    Avocado on toast, sounds boring but was actually yum as fuck! Coffee is good too! Service was a bit slow but we had nowhere to be and shit happens. Will definitely go again :)
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine ScottFebruary 19, 2010
    They roast their own coffee here, serve it in smooth black cups and give amazing froth art! Ask for a design du jour. Oxtail and Salt Beef Fritter plate worth a visit on its own. Read more
  • Lisa Talia M.
    Lisa Talia MorettiAugust 21, 2014
    I always get the avocado on sourdough for breakfast. Their tapas style plates for lunch are awesome too -- the corn bread!
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TaliadorosOctober 8, 2015
    Best brunch place around the Angel area. Excellent coffee, always busy with great atmosphere. Wonderful food options- Ricotta Buckwheat Pancakes are amazing.
  • Suzi E.
    Staffed by the most miserable Australians I have ever met. Service rescued by a sweet American lady. Overcooked streaky bacon. Burnt toast and coffee. Genuinely quite a miserable place.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SageSeptember 5, 2015
    Really great filter coffee - changes every day - with added sciencey equipment... Way better than GCSE Chemistry...
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphJuly 11, 2012
    This Kiwi-style cafe has its own roastery downstairs. Expect killer coffee, filling mains - and, unfortunately, tiresome queues. Brunch here is extremely popular.
  • Antony
    AntonyApril 28, 2013
    So-so. Not a fan of their blend (but that's personal taste) and coffees were variable in temp. £4 for a tiny piece of cheese and toast is steep even for a place like this.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 27, 2012
    Order bubble & squeak before they run out of it...old-time favorit of the Eastenders in this cosy place. I heard the chocolate milkshake is delicious!!
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina PhamOctober 27, 2014
    Food was really good, cocktails could be better, bit too sour for my taste. Try the cornbread with lime butter on
  • Brad T.
    Brad TOctober 12, 2014
    Great neighborhood brunch spot w outdoor seating.. Service was spot on and food was delicious. Grab seats at the bar for quicker service.
  • María
    MaríaApril 17
    A creative and different brunch. Delicious. Mimosas could be improved with real orange juice though.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte SallisApril 14, 2010
    Nice place, good service ( constant water top-ups). Food, seems tasty... But portions are tiny, and expensive. Saying that, I spent £8 and feel pretty full. :-z
  • Steve M.
    Steve MorrisApril 15, 2015
    Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was great, coffee excellent, nice atmosphere with a not-too-cool vibe and friendly attentive staff.
  • James G.
    James GalbraithMay 31, 2010
    Given this place a couple of chances, but shaln't give it any more. Orders messed up, slow service, lack of consistency and communication between staff. Worst place on exmouth market
  • Nick J.
    Nick JonesAugust 30, 2015
    Baked eggs were exactly what I needed but the Caravan fry also looked very tasty! Brilliant coffee to go along with the food too.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MarcusJanuary 2, 2011
    Brilliant for brunch or something different for dinner - all the sharing-size plates are delicious and 6 between 4 people was more than enough
  • Jon
    JonJuly 6, 2013
    Everything on the menu is dependable. Really great food. Brunch is exceptional but dinner is also well worth trying during the week.
  • Alice K.
    Alice KimJuly 1, 2012
    Baked egg with chorizo ! the cappuccino is one of the bests I had in London. :) Love the atmosphere as well. Expect to wait for brunch.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FrazierMay 3, 2013
    The service was lacklustre and second-rate. We wanted a coffee - its the reason we came - but the wait was so long, we gave up and went round the corner.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BApril 26, 2011
    Deliciously smooth scrambled eggs on sourdough toast. Side order of chorizo sausages was expensive but generous in its portions. Great coffee.
  • Owen B.
    Owen BaileyMay 9, 2015
    Delicious brunch menu, original food and cooked beautifully. The staff were a friendly bunch too
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McDonaghApril 9, 2012
    Try the Caravan Fry Up - This is a fry up with flair. Served on sour dough toast with mushrooms in cream with juicy fried tomatoes.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LobovJanuary 25, 2015
    The food is quite good and the coffee is drinkable but not sure if it's worth queuing for and suffering the attitude from waitstaff.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenMarch 31, 2015
    This is a dope brunch spot. Their take on french toast in refreshing and original: its savory with bacon and arugula!
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JDecember 8, 2015
    Very cool place,laid-back, great choice of beverages, recommendation: pear cider! Food looks and tastes delicious!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrookesMarch 8, 2013
    Perfect coffee every time! Properly skilled bar barista's working with great beans and blends
  • Matt H.
    Matt HopeMarch 30, 2014
    Ask the staff about the coffee origin, they roast their own and are experts on sourcing and blending
  • Metro.co.uk
    Metro.co.ukSeptember 10, 2010
    Altogether, Caravan is clean, fresh, and staffed by enchanting, helpful, and attractive people. Metro gave it 3 out of 5 Stars. Read more
  • Simon J.
    Simon JohnsJune 10, 2010
    Food is great - I had the cous-cous. Coffee was home roasted and lovely. Service great. Location superb for people watching!
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetJune 18, 2015
    Expensive. The food was ok, acceptable. Service fine. Overpriced for the lunch I ate. There are so many better options on the same street.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJune 30, 2015
    Had the baked eggs. Absolute perfection. Eat and drink everything at this gem.
  • Lizzy Y.
    Lizzy YeoJuly 4, 2010
    Absolutely to-die-for brunch menu - baked eggs are my top pick. And, the coffee! The coffee! Can't compliment it enough!
  • Basheera K.
    Basheera KhanMay 23, 2011
    Great food but worth a visit for the Earl Grey martini alone. Wifi and early opening makes it a good place to start the day. Read more
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