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Pavilion Cafe

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Coffee Shop££££
Old Ford, Bow
  • Sofia L.
    "Love the Sri Lankan breakfast!"(6 Tips)
    Roberta E.
    "Great view and nice breakfast, perfect for summer brunches."(18 Tips)
    "Avarage eggs benedict with amazing muffin...Homemade?"(5 Tips)
    Batrinu V.
    "Perfect english breakfast, awesome vibe and tasty breakfast"(5 Tips)
144 Tips and reviews
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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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • 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
  • 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.
    Paul Foster1 week ago
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • megan
    meganMay 19, 2015
    Very good (and surprisingly extensive) menu with local products and produce. Friendly staff and Great Lake views.
  • minnie m.
    minnie mMarch 5, 2016
    Sri Lankan breakfast comes with coconut models, daal and egg curry!
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • Gareth S.
    Gareth SimonsDecember 13, 2014
    Tasty food made from quality ingredients, and for a reasonable price. Outdoor seating overlooking the lake, with pigeons that are only too happy to share. Good for brunch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Danis
    DanisNovember 23, 2014
    Although most people will come here for the view in the summer, the coffee and pastries are also surprisingly good.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 :-)
  • Michal G.
    Michal GondkovskyOctober 11, 2014
    Chai. Sri Lankan breakfast. Awesome food! It's quite hectic though, trendy and popular.
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • 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
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GravinaAugust 24, 2014
    Eggs Royale, black coffee and pain au chocolate is a must have breakfast there!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BannisterNovember 11, 2015
    Full English breakfast is awesome, eggs benedict are great - just don't bother with the sides...
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraFebruary 28, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • Thomas
    ThomasAugust 26, 2015
    Great place to hangout outside with a beautiful view of the park and some brilliant filter coffee. 👍
  • Elise
    EliseAugust 23, 2015
    Great breakfast and atmosphere. Food was amazing, the sun was shining and the staff were friendly :)
  • Erica P.
    Erica PradoApril 3, 2012
    Try one of their delicious cakes, specially the victoria sponge sandwich with homemade raspberry jam
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 23, 2015
    The view of the lake, the great, friendly service, and the tasty brunches
  • 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,
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 14, 2015
    Amazing breakfast. Go for the eggs benedict's or florentine. Can't make a wrong choice there.
  • Lou A.
    Lou AllenJanuary 29, 2016
    Proper coffee, simply served. Avocado on toast was spot on
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Russell B.
    Russell BarnesDecember 2, 2016
    Tasty pain au chocolat and decent filter coffee with a nice view. Friendly staff too.
  • Jaxon H.
    Jaxon HungrySeptember 17, 2015
    Food and location is great but the real amazing this is their home baked bread
  • Pieter d.
    Pieter de MeerJune 26, 2015
    The advocado on toast with honey, pistache and cinnamon is my favourite!
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