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Towpath Cafe

Coffee Shop and Caf飣££
De Beauvoir, Islington
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  • Ol O.
    "Best place on the canal when it's sunny."(11 Tips)
    Sarah V.
    "quiet spot on regents canal"(3 Tips)
    Helen E.
    "Real hot chocolate and yummy cakes."(4 Tips)
    Yugo T.
    "Coffee and dessert are great."(5 Tips)
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  • Sam J.
    Sam JacobsJune 10
    Fantastic place, amazing food and really lovely staff. If you sit here long enough, apart from having a wonderful time, you will definitely see someone fall in the canal.
  • Andrew W.
    On a sunny day it's the place to be
  • Bruna B.
    Food, Hot drives, regent canal,people
  • Richard T.
    Richard TolleySeptember 19, 2015
    Great coffee and people-watching, wonderful atmosphere and friendly service! Cycle here
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BatemanAugust 22, 2015
    They don't do takeaway, even coffee.
  • Julian K.
    Julian KuntorovAugust 13, 2015
    Small and cosy place on the canal. They have stopped serving Meantimes, now offering beers from a Camden brewery. Can get quite busy, also there's a constant stream of cyclists and runners close by.
  • Ollie S.
    Awesome brownie, could have eaten five!
  • Daniel
    DanielMay 20, 2015
    The grilled cheese sandwich is to melt for...
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowMay 17, 2015
    Great coffee by the canal. No takeaway cups.
  • Hanna U.
    Hanna UhlinApril 2, 2015
    Gorgeous cafe by the river. The Millie's breakfast special is a must and freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Sun throughout the morning.
  • Ming L.
    Ming LiMarch 24, 2015
    best I've had in London so far.
  • Yugo T.
    Yugo ThamNovember 12, 2014
    Stunning riverside coffee shop, you could basically sit anywhere you want. Coffee and dessert are great. I enjoyed a breezy summer here.
  • Clea R.
    Clea RomeoNovember 2, 2014
    Nice coffee and a good pit stop as you walk along the canal from Islington to the Broadway markets. I believe they shut down for winter though
  • Roman D.
    Roman DahlNovember 1, 2014
    Great food, cakes, nice casual atmosphere, great views of Regent's Canal and the towpath traffic.
  • Nigel G.
    Nigel GlasgowSeptember 19, 2014
    Great for a morning coffee
  • Suzi W.
    Suzi WaddellSeptember 18, 2014
    Sitting here on sunny day with an affogato.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jeremy Lee, chef of Quo Vadis , eats here on his nights off. He loves the Almond cake. Read more
  • Marko Samuli K.
    Marko Samuli KirvesAugust 17, 2014
    They stop selling coffee at 5pm on Sundays. Ask for some wine recommendations instead.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HammersleyAugust 6, 2014
    Beautiful on a summer's day
  • K J.
    K JJuly 22, 2014
    Good spot for a rest and reflection, ok coffee. Seemed to be only one guy who wanted to acknowledge customers though.
  • dicle y.
    dicle yuksekMarch 5, 2014
    Best canal cafe with pleasant atmosphere
  • Jean Francois H.
    Jean Francois HectorAugust 14, 2013
    Generally closes shortly after 6pm, but 8pm on Thur, Fri and Sat
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BrujisAugust 4, 2013
    Lovely place to sit with a coffee. The always have great and distinct flavours of soft serve ice cream
  • Paul M.
    Paul MayJuly 28, 2013
    Very tasty coffee.
  • MVP
    MVPJune 22, 2013
    Try the home made lemonade!
  • Katz K.
    Katz KielyJune 13, 2013
    Adorable place to stop on the canal walk
  • Sally Doris K.
    Sally Doris KimMay 26, 2013
    Lovely place to have a coffee by the canal when the sun is out :-)) food looks good. They sell ice cream!
  • Jonas
    JonasOctober 6, 2012
    Must expand into geographies that have summers
  • Christian
    ChristianSeptember 3, 2012
    The guy behind the counter is such a laugh. And has one too. Such fun.
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupJuly 25, 2012
    Right on the canal, the menu changes almost daily. At the weekends get there early as when the fresh meals are gone they're gone. Perfect on summer's day.
  • Ol O.
    Ol OJuly 22, 2012
    Best place on the canal when it's sunny. Excellent food. Lunch starts 1pm
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchmidtMay 27, 2012
    Try the pork tenderloin with grilled peppers. Delicious n
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    If you can ignore the ting-tinging peloton of commuters that has adopted the Regent’s Canal towpath as an unofficial cycle route, there are few more pleasant spots to sit and savour breakfast. Read more
  • Lizzy N.
    Lizzy NakielnyOctober 26, 2011
    Meetings, reading or brainstorming on a sunny day. No Internet but grab a cheap massage from the canal-side 'beach' if feeling a little stressed out by life!
  • Simon H.
    Simon HerronOctober 8, 2011
    A really nice cafe; coffee is great, food isn't too bad either.
  • Aeyal G.
    Aeyal GrossSeptember 10, 2011
    The coolest cafe with the tastiest food and best setting in all of London!
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VigrassSeptember 8, 2011
    Great coffee in a quiet spot on regents canal- perfect for lazy weekend brunches
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KahlerSeptember 3, 2011
    Order a glass of their home made ginger beer.
  • Josh C.
    Josh CrowderApril 30, 2011
    Grab the treacle tart it's amazing!
  • Leonie D.
    Leonie DawkinsApril 14, 2011
    Get a coffee and a bite to eat then sit in the sun. All while getting your bike repaired in the workshop right next door by the lovely James at a very competitive price :)
  • Stuart F.
    Stuart FlattMarch 27, 2011
    Great, quirky place on the river. If it's sunny get down here!
  • Akram H.
    Akram HusseinMarch 21, 2011
    Amazing coffee - creamy and good balance of milk:coffee. Awesome & friendly owners and staff are a delight. Olive oil cake is supreme!
  • D1v1d
    D1v1dNovember 2, 2010
    No need to fight crowds at Heathrow! Come to this lovely, tranquil sunny cafe and imagine you're in Venice. OK Regent's doesnt have quite the panache of the Grand Canal but it is peaceful and romantic
  • Phil S.
    Phil StevensonOctober 23, 2010
    Great little place, get in early for a seat though!
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupSeptember 7, 2010
    Grab a cup of coffee and find a seat outside, by the water.
  • MarniSalup
    MarniSalupSeptember 7, 2010
    Grab a cup of coffee and find a seat outside, by the water.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    Perfect on a sunny day, sitting by the water at an outside table. Lively scene.
  • cara m.
    cara mannionMay 30, 2010
    really nice little place, great for reading in the sun Read more
  • Helen E.
    Helen EvansMarch 21, 2010
    Real hot chocolate and yummy cakes. Seating is limited so timing is crucial.
  • toby e.
    toby eFebruary 19, 2010
    Try the Tuscan Bread soup! Hearty and tasty
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