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Pavilion Cafe

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Coffee Shop££££
Old Ford, Bow
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  • Sofia L.
    "Love the Sri Lankan breakfast!"(6 Tips)
    Roberta E.
    "Great view and nice breakfast, perfect for summer brunches."(20 Tips)
    CoffeeHunter
    "Avarage eggs benedict with amazing muffin...Homemade?"(5 Tips)
    Batrinu V.
    "Perfect english breakfast, awesome vibe and tasty breakfast"(5 Tips)
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  • Jamie R.
    Jamie ReesJanuary 11, 2016
    Breakfast/Brunch options here are all good. Fresh, tasty and high quality ingredients. I went for the Veggie Breakfast on this occasion, and it was banging, although the normal one is knock-out too!
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina PhamNovember 4, 2014
    Good chestnut and onion soup, although would have liked more onions, kippers with potato cakes were nice but I wish they served two eggs instead of one. Great place for brunch on a sunny day
  • Christine M.
    Christine MJuly 31, 2016
    I always crave the Sri Lankan breakfasts from Pavilion. String hoppers, coconut sambol, roti, egg hoppers, and dhal... Got me totally hooked.
  • Roberta E.
    Roberta EinerMay 29, 2013
    Great view and nice breakfast, perfect for summer brunches. Watch ducks and eat fresh cakes. Amazing granola. Really good daily brewed coffee. One of the fav places in east.
  • Paul F.
    The coffee and location are superb. The fresh bread looks tempting, and so do the meals. More after the 2nd visit. Bike parking available in good public view.
  • A.
    A.October 27, 2012
    Quaint little café situated on the lake with a great range of vegetarian fare. The chanterelles on sour dough with egg and thyme are a great alternative to the Full English, and they do proper beans!
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favourite places for coffee, brunch, lunch or even a snack! Always great food & great service. Menu changes quite often but recommend the breakfast focaccia and any of the cakes for afters!
  • Giordana S.
    Giordana SesiniApril 24, 2013
    Amazing place, the food is ridiculous, I've tried the eggs royal smoked salmon, absolutely delicious! Wonderful view of the lake, very friendly staff! One of my fav places in London for sure! Great!
  • reem m.
    reem mbJuly 27
    Love every tiny detail about the place recommended to infinity ,food is perfect ,the praline pancake give a party in ur mouth,try the tasty egg 🍳 pandect 👍🏻
  • Giulia F.
    Giulia ForliniJuly 29, 2015
    Very good and nice service. Great location but very busy all the time. As its my local I will definitely come back several times
  • megan
    meganMay 19, 2015
    Very good (and surprisingly extensive) menu with local products and produce. Friendly staff and Great Lake views.
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AndrewsMarch 13, 2016
    First sunny Sunday that it's actually warm enough to sit outside so it's PACKED but still super quick with my delicious breaky, lovely friendly staff too!
  • Coffee(In)Touch Guide
    Coffee(In)Touch GuideNovember 28, 2013
    Pavilion is an extremely popular breakfast destination for local joggers, dog walkers and mums with babies, and also for foodies and caffeine junkies. Leaen more in the London: Coffee(In)Touch Guide Read more
  • minnie m.
    minnie mMarch 5, 2016
    Sri Lankan breakfast comes with coconut models, daal and egg curry!
  • Rylan H.
    Rylan HoleySeptember 28, 2014
    Lovely food in London's best Park. Get a seat next to the lake and go for a Sri Lankan breakfast.
  • Mick C.
    Mick ConroyApril 11, 2015
    This is without a doubt the best cafe in London. Craft coffee, excellent breakfast, and superlative water views. A trifecta that's unmatched within the M25.
  • Tammo W.
    Tammo WiersumJuly 3, 2016
    Veggie breakfast is tasty. Great bread and good haloumi and avocado. The Sri-Lankan breakfast was also pretty good.
  • Danis
    DanisNovember 23, 2014
    Although most people will come here for the view in the summer, the coffee and pastries are also surprisingly good.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SynamatixAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best locations in London. Sipping good coffee by the lake in the sun is perfect. The home made baked beans are really good also.
  • Ed
    EdAugust 16, 2016
    Outdoor seating by the lake. Informal atmosphere. Great on sunny days. Simple yet brilliantly executed menu
  • Eirini P.
    Eirini PapageorgiouNovember 11, 2015
    Nice breakfast! I really liked the eggs Benedict! I wasn't impressed with the £2.50 portion of halloumi which was two very thin slices.
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellOctober 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick service, plethora of seating, delicious food and stunning location. Top 5 brunch spots of London.
  • Jaejae H.
    Jaejae HyunJune 8, 2013
    It's located on the pond in Victoria park and absolutely, such a number one place to have a breakfast on any given weather day.
  • Linnea O.
    Linnea OlsénNovember 4, 2013
    Lovely place to watch hipsters, babies and dogs but also has great coffee and local milk! Also right inside a lovely park to finish or start a walk with someone dear!
  • Y K.
    Y KimSeptember 30, 2015
    Such a special place to have a brunch on Sunday morning. You can have eggs royale beside the lake!
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyOctober 9, 2014
    A perfect spot for breakfast or brunch. The menu is great, but they're happy to mix and match anything you like. Don't miss the chai.
  • Michal G.
    Michal GondkovskyOctober 11, 2014
    Chai. Sri Lankan breakfast. Awesome food! It's quite hectic though, trendy and popular.
  • Kathryn
    KathrynOctober 21, 2010
    They sell great cakes.. the banana, chocolate and walnut is lovely! The queue can get long but I've always been able to bring my little dog in whilst I buy a nice cup of tea and cake :-)
  • Veronika H.
    Great spot on a sunny day, serving great food. Grab a loaf of sourdough to go, too.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GravinaAugust 24, 2014
    Eggs Royale, black coffee and pain au chocolate is a must have breakfast there!
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "Superior, seasonal ingredients are confidently handled in everything from sandwiches to a beef shin stew with turnips, sprouts and rye bread..." Read more
  • Jon B.
    Jon BannisterNovember 11, 2015
    Full English breakfast is awesome, eggs benedict are great - just don't bother with the sides...
  • Mag W.
    Very nice place but with only one gluten free option ! It was pretty spicy but still tasty.
  • Mat A.
    Mat AOctober 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Alas no longer serving meat as of July but the vegetarian and pescetarian options are very delicious, and not to mention better for the planet.
  • Katie O.
    Beautiful when it's nice out, and awesome veg options. Droolworthy.
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Still my favourite breakfast spot in East London. Better in the summer though since it gets quite chilly outside.
  • Zanya
    ZanyaAugust 24, 2014
    Great breakfast options, very veggie friendly. Lots of outdoor seating.
  • Mashael ✨.
    Mashael ✨October 9
    Avocado on toast was not bad but the view is everything.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Thomas
    ThomasAugust 26, 2015
    Great place to hangout outside with a beautiful view of the park and some brilliant filter coffee. 👍
  • George
    GeorgeMay 4, 2014
    Oh baby. Bacon sandwich and Breakfast Burger... and scones - all so good. Now just to choose which to have when I come back next!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodJanuary 8, 2015
    Randomly serves Sri Lankan breakfast as well as great coffee
  • Richard S.
    Richard ShawAugust 27, 2010
    Worth travelling across London for a Sunday morning breakfast, grab a paper on the way, sit outside, have your scrambles eggs on toast, watch the ducks. Enjoy.
  • Elise
    EliseAugust 23, 2015
    Great breakfast and atmosphere. Food was amazing, the sun was shining and the staff were friendly :)
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast location in London. Nice food, and freshly baked loaves and cakes to take away.
  • Duncan M.
    Duncan McintoshJune 19, 2016
    Good coffee served by the standard too attitude baristas . Good tasty but nothing to rave about ( had the vege breakfast ) the real star is the location and people watching
  • Ashton M.
    Ashton McGregorOctober 10, 2010
    Great place for breakfast brunch. Recommend the eggs Benedict. It's always heaving when I've been though and the wait for a table can be a pain
  • Erica P.
    Erica PradoApril 3, 2012
    Try one of their delicious cakes, specially the victoria sponge sandwich with homemade raspberry jam
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 23, 2015
    The view of the lake, the great, friendly service, and the tasty brunches
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 14, 2015
    Amazing breakfast. Go for the eggs benedict's or florentine. Can't make a wrong choice there.
  • Suliman
    SulimanMarch 14, 2016
    Amazing breakfast spot with superb view 😍
  • Lou A.
    Lou AllenJanuary 29, 2016
    Proper coffee, simply served. Avocado on toast was spot on
  • Russell B.
    Russell BarnesDecember 2, 2016
    Tasty pain au chocolat and decent filter coffee with a nice view. Friendly staff too.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 27, 2012
    Get ready for the summer and sitting outside in this nice place before you head off for a bike ride through the east!
  • Jaxon H.
    Jaxon HungrySeptember 17, 2015
    Food and location is great but the real amazing this is their home baked bread
  • Portuguese Woman O'war
    It use to have the best pancakes in town! Have been decreasing the quality. Pitty
  • Sam V.
    Sam Van roodAugust 19, 2012
    TAKE FRIENDS! The locals are territorial, unfriendly and generally miserable, don't bother joining tables sit by yourself and enjoy the view on the high hairs overlooking the lake,
  • Daren W.
    The pancakes are huge, delicious, and not too sweet.
  • Pieter d.
    Pieter de MeerJune 26, 2015
    The advocado on toast with honey, pistache and cinnamon is my favourite!
  • Camilla M.
    Camilla Mary-RoseMarch 29, 2014
    One of the most magical spots in London + coffee & food are incredible!
  • Tamara P.
    The Sri Lankan chai it's probably the best chai I have tried
  • Felipe B.
    Felipe BellintaniAugust 21, 2012
    amazing breakfast, great view. try the pochet eggs with toast.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindAugust 7, 2014
    Great breakfast great view... Gets really packed
  • Ekaterina S.
    Ekaterina SkorobogatovaJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    my favorite breakfast place in the whole world - amazing views and Victoria park!
  • Zuz
    ZuzApril 16, 2016
    Perfect place for summer brunch with friends! Amazing pancakes and flat white!
  • Annie J.
    Annie JonesSeptember 21, 2016
    Lovely brunch- fresh juice- great setting :)
  • Jack F.
    Jack FAugust 23, 2015
    Sausage Burger is tasty but small. English breakfast is delicious. Both quite expensive though
  • Fiöns G.
    Fiöns GedoensNovember 26, 2016
    Best full english breakfast!! The coffee is also very good!
  • Ross G.
    Ross GroomMarch 18
    Brunch was delicious - perfect following a morning run. Picked up a loaf of freshly baked sourdough too.
  • daily b.
    daily brenApril 3, 2015
    Breakfast food galore! The pancakes are amazing
  • Kathleen P.
    Kathleen PriorFebruary 5, 2012
    Delicious organic locally produced food. Eggs florentine particularly good.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuisMay 15, 2016
    Pancakes were decent, nothing special. Perfect place to chill in the sun, though.
  • Hugo F.
    Hugo FinleyAugust 18, 2013
    Hot chocolate was very good, and my brother was impressed with the coffee.
  • Irina L.
    Great food for breakfast and with a view!!
  • Batrinu V.
    Perfect english breakfast, awesome vibe and tasty breakfast
  • Omar R.
    Omar RashwanNovember 14, 2015
    Amazing its a best place to start your day
  • Maxime D.
    Maxime DuboisSeptember 11, 2014
    Best place to have a breakfast with a view
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelApril 30
    Organic food. Outstanding apple crumble.
  • Jessi @.
    Delicious brunch menu and great breads - perfect weekend spot!
  • Linda S.
    Linda SandvikSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely cafe, enjoy breakfast/brunch outside by the lake in the park
  • Toby S.
    Toby SvenssonJuly 12, 2011
    Great burgers to cure your hangover. Gets insanely busy on sunny weekends.
  • Léa
    LéaAugust 15, 2016
    A great experience : brunching with an English breakfast at the park!
  • Wiktor B.
    Wiktor BielskiApril 15, 2016
    Really tasty, proper breakfest food.
  • Marek K.
    Marek KrawczykJanuary 25, 2014
    I don't drink coffee but I get dragged here all the time because my wife says it's the best.
  • Sofia L.
    Sofia LaceOctober 19, 2015
    Love the Sri Lankan breakfast!
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoMay 15, 2016
    Try the Chai Latte! 2.50£ but strong and spicy!
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerJuly 6, 2015
    Great pancakes. Queue is long but the service is quick.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SmithFebruary 5, 2011
    Get here before 10.30am on weekends or face long queues full of tired looking parents and hungover hipsters.
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes excellent; sometimes pants. Depends on the barista
  • Richard A.
    Richard AmiesSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Been coming here for a few years now. Always very good. Scrambled eggs on toast a fav
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarnardJanuary 25, 2016
    Darn tasty filter coffee - always a specialist brew.
  • Franco E.
    Franco Easel-MantidAugust 6, 2014
    Loved it especially the boat ride
  • Dicle W.
    Dicle WaldmannAugust 7, 2014
    Great coffee with great atmosphere
  • Tim M.
    Tim MearsJanuary 28, 2012
    Try the ham & cheese toasties, usually accompanied by a spiced chutney
  • M.Caner O.
    M.Caner OzcanFebruary 15, 2013
    What happen that delicious Pavilion breakfast? Not good enough!
  • Rhys H.
    Rhys HowellMarch 18, 2010
    Getting a coffee here can take about 10 minutes - it always looks nice though. Great little morning spot away from it all :)
  • Denise S.
    Denise SavoiaAugust 15, 2016
    Good brunch options. Nice to be in the park!
  • Joe C.
    Joe ClarkeAugust 27, 2016
    Lots of toddlers and dogs and expensive bottled beers.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SynamatixMay 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a seat on the mini pier if you can.
  • Gill W.
    Gill WildmanAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee, breakfasts especially, great range
  • eloise
    eloiseJune 23, 2012
    There's actually pedolos and rowing boats on the newly refurbished lake. Now that's an Olympic legacy.
  • Leslie G.
    Leslie GilottiSeptember 5, 2010
    The homemade beans with the Farmhouse Breakfast are to die for.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoOctober 25, 2014
    The best spot on a sunny day.
  • Babypants Y.
    Babypants YAugust 26, 2013
    Definitely good coffee and breakfast by the lake
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GriliopoulosSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Strange but huge and tasty Asian breakfast.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SplendianiSeptember 7, 2013
    Nice outside place. But I think people are rude and a bit too hipsters
  • CoffeeHunter
    CoffeeHunterMarch 29, 2016
    Nice place with very friendly staff. It has lovely lake side seating, but be ready to face pigeons though. Avarage eggs benedict with amazing muffin...Homemade?
  • Katerina R.
    Katerina RubiOctober 15, 2014
    Florentine eggs..!
  • Alec E.
    Alec EastNovember 21, 2009
    A fine place for breakfast by the lake. Arrive early to guarantee a slice of the day's fresh cakes.
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PandySeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pancakes with caramelised banana are sublime but possibly too rich, have never managed to finish them...
  • Simon D.
    Simon DoggettApril 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lake has been drained temporarily so it has a more post apocalyptic feel to it now.
  • Carolyn E.
    Carolyn EvansDecember 30, 2015
    Amazing breakfasts sitting by lake
  • Dan K.
    Dan KoopJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, very nice staff and they just gave me a free piece of cake!!!
  • Oscar
    OscarAugust 3, 2014
    Awesome breakfast
  • Elise N.
    Elise NonnetFebruary 21, 2015
    Quality ingredients and delicious breakfasts
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GustafsonFebruary 25
    Sri Lankan chai is great
  • Selda Y.
    Selda YıldırımDecember 16, 2016
    Good breakfast with a nice view.
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DaviesJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early and grab a bacon/egg sandwich and a coffee. Sit by the lake and enjoy life!
  • Laure A.
    Laure AlbouyMay 15, 2016
    The pancakes were fluffy but not the fluffiest
  • Ed H.
    Ed HammertonDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best spot in Vicky Park
  • Nico R.
    Nico ROctober 15, 2014
    First row duck fights. (Food's good, too)
  • N B.
    N BNovember 9, 2014
    Great coffee and views
  • John K.
    John KeaneOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The breakfast is extraordinary.
  • Aileen
    AileenJuly 5, 2016
    The iced coffee 👌🏼
  • Si W.
    Si WhartonJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing poached eggs.
  • James G.
    James GoochMay 10, 2015
    Amazing Brunch :)
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GreenwoodFebruary 18, 2012
    9.30am many tables free and no trendies!
  • Eszter B.
    Banana pancake
  • Laura S.
    Laura SpenceJanuary 25, 2014
    Best brunch in Hackney
  • Leo Q.
    Leo QuigleyAugust 6
    Eggs Royal was tasty
  • Erica P.
    Erica PradoFebruary 19, 2012
    Try the delicious homemade cakes!
  • Lynn B.
    Best pancakes in town!!
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon O'FlynnAugust 20, 2014
    Tasty healthy food!
  • Arran R.
    Arran RiddleMarch 20, 2010
    Best breakfast in the area. Lovely setting on the pond.
  • Fernanda G.
    Fernanda GasparinJune 5, 2014
    Perfect for breakfast!
  • Charlotte R.
    Charlotte RowlandsonSeptember 4, 2016
    Brunch and coffee outside
  • Sıla B.
    Sıla BozokDecember 22, 2015
    Sourdough bread toasts 💚
  • Roberto R.
    Roberto RuffoniAugust 10, 2014
    Eggs Royale and sun!!!
  • Gokul
    GokulAugust 18
    pancakes were very good, but vada burger was meh.
  • Denise P.
    Denise Pinzon-DaviesAugust 27, 2015
    Lovely breakfast
  • Mohammed B.
    Mohammed BasitJune 5, 2016
    Great place for breakfast
  • Vasily Alibabayevich S.
    Breakfast and coffee
  • whychristo
    whychristoFebruary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great location.
  • Tai
    TaiApril 6
    Nice to have coffee by the lake.
  • Gordon J.
    Gordon JolySeptember 2, 2010
    Coffee, ducks and geese. All good stuff!
  • Nuno S.
    Nuno SilvaApril 10, 2016
    Best of the crop.
  • Wil B.
    Wil BakerMay 25, 2016
    Sri lankian breakfast
  • Omar R.
    Omar RashwanNovember 14, 2015
    View and food
  • Adam P.
    Adam PinderApril 25, 2010
    Bacon sandwich is amazing, as is their coffee!
  • Kerin C.
    Kerin CosfordFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Buggies... thousands of 'em
  • Sethorn V.
    Sethorn VithespongseJanuary 30, 2010
    Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon is delicious!
  • Jeremy V.
    Jeremy VickersMarch 5, 2010
    Great place for lunch in the sunshine.
  • Nandwa M.
    Nandwa MaululwaJanuary 4, 2016
    View......relaxing
  • Richard A.
    Richard AmiesApril 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfasts in east London
  • Magnus H.
    Magnus HultbergApril 24, 2010
    Try the delicious Chelsea bun!
  • Simon M.
    Simon MorrisApril 25, 2010
    nice place to hang out for breakfast
  • Gavin
    GavinDecember 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the artistic coffee and excellent breakfasts
  • Özden Y.
    Özden YıldırımFebruary 11, 2016
    Manzara sessizlik huzur tamda burası..
  • 🎀💜Yelda T.
    🎀💜Yelda T. KESKİNOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Haftasonları tek kahvaltı mekanımız 👍🍳☕️
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