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Caravan

Coffee Shop and Breakfast Spot££££
Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell
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  • 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!
  • 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
  • Rick N.
    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!
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • María
    MaríaApril 17
    A creative and different brunch. Delicious. Mimosas could be improved with real orange juice though.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SageSeptember 5, 2015
    Really great filter coffee - changes every day - with added sciencey equipment... Way better than GCSE Chemistry...
  • Owen B.
    Owen BaileyMay 9, 2015
    Delicious brunch menu, original food and cooked beautifully. The staff were a friendly bunch too
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Steph C.
    Steph ChanApril 18, 2015
    Finally got to try this place out! Delicious baked eggs and ricotta pancakes, was tempted to try the french toast as well.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJune 30, 2015
    Had the baked eggs. Absolute perfection. Eat and drink everything at this gem.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JDecember 8, 2015
    Very cool place,laid-back, great choice of beverages, recommendation: pear cider! Food looks and tastes delicious!
  • Jiri L.
    Great coffe! A little bit hot... Nice spot definitely worth trying!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Cat T.
    Cat TurnerSeptember 25, 2012
    At least five #secretlyvegan options on the menu. Including this DELISH avo on sourdough #heaven
  • 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.
  • Eren E.
    Eren ErmanOctober 12, 2013
    Amazing brunch. Felt like I was back in NY. Highly recommend. Bloody Mary's are also very well done here.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinMay 2, 2015
    Great dinner date spot. Get a few plates to share, the staff know their stuff. Book in advance.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Elena F.
    Elena FMay 23, 2013
    Come early for this no-reservation brunch, and be treated to some of the best brunch London has to offer.
  • 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
  • James L.
    James LashmarJune 1, 2015
    Sausage starter, beef small plate, sweet potato, cheese board. Great, drinks, great food.
  • Marcy R.
    Marcy RichardsonFebruary 25, 2012
    Try the French Corn-Toast With Bacon & Avocado - The best breakfast I have had in London. Recommend!
  • Leslie Q.
    Leslie QJuly 14, 2013
    The Avocado Toast is excellent. Maybe just a tad more chilli flakes but you won't be disappointed.
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