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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."(16 Tips)
    "Avarage eggs benedict with amazing muffin...Homemade?"(5 Tips)
    George R.
    "Bacon sandwich and Breakfast Burger... and scones - all so good."(2 Tips)
133 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • coffee
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • scenic views
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  • Jamie R.
    Jamie ReesJanuary 11
    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
  • 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.
  • CoffeeHunter
    CoffeeHunterMarch 29
    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?
    Downvoted Jun 14
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Christine M.
    Christine M3 weeks ago
    I always crave the Sri Lankan breakfasts from Pavilion. String hoppers, coconut sambol, roti, egg hoppers, and dhal... Got me totally hooked.
  • 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
  • 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 :-)
  • Lydia A.
    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.
  • Tammo W.
    Veggie breakfast is tasty. Great bread and good haloumi and avocado. The Sri-Lankan breakfast was also pretty good.
  • 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
  • Ed
    Ed1 week ago
    Outdoor seating by the lake. Informal atmosphere. Great on sunny days. Simple yet brilliantly executed menu
  • 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.
  • 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
    Quick service, plethora of seating, delicious food and stunning location. Top 5 brunch spots of London.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SynamatixAugust 6, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Danis
    DanisNovember 23, 2014
    Although most people will come here for the view in the summer, the coffee and pastries are also surprisingly good.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BannisterNovember 11, 2015
    Full English breakfast is awesome, eggs benedict are great - just don't bother with the sides...
  • 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!
  • minnie m.
    minnie mMarch 5
    Sri Lankan breakfast comes with coconut models, daal and egg curry!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Elise
    EliseAugust 23, 2015
    Great breakfast and atmosphere. Food was amazing, the sun was shining and the staff were friendly :)
  • Zanya
    ZanyaAugust 24, 2014
    Great breakfast options, very veggie friendly. Lots of outdoor seating.
  • Thomas
    ThomasAugust 26, 2015
    Great place to hangout outside with a beautiful view of the park and some brilliant filter coffee. 👍
  • Duncan M.
    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
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanMarch 8, 2014
    Best breakfast location in London. Nice food, and freshly baked loaves and cakes to take away.
  • George R.
    George RiversMay 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!
  • Lou A.
    Lou AllenJanuary 29
    Proper coffee, simply served. Avocado on toast was spot on
  • 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,
  • Erica P.
    Erica PradoApril 3, 2012
    Try one of their delicious cakes, specially the victoria sponge sandwich with homemade raspberry jam
  • Michal G.
    Michal GondkovskyOctober 11, 2014
    Chai. Sri Lankan breakfast. Awesome food! It's quite hectic though, trendy and popular.
  • Jaxon H.
    Jaxon HungrySeptember 17, 2015
    Food and location is great but the real amazing this is their home baked bread
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 14, 2015
    Amazing breakfast. Go for the eggs benedict's or florentine. Can't make a wrong choice there.
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • Léa B.
    Léa Bory1 week ago
    A great experience : brunching with an English breakfast at the park!
  • Gavin
    GavinMay 3
    Vegetarian breakfast was very good, but they could do with upgrading the cutlery to cope with the toasted sourdough without bending.
  • 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.
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