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Towpath Cafe

Coffee Shop and Café · De Beauvoir
42 De Beauvoir Crst. (Whitmore St.), Islington, Greater London, N1 5SB, United Kingdom
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • None
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
£ £ £ £
Beer, Wine
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 172 votes

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    Ol O.
    "Best place on the canal when it's sunny."(10 Tips)
    Sarah V.
    "quiet spot on regents canal"(2 Tips)
    Helen E.
    "Real hot chocolate and yummy cakes."(4 Tips)
    Yugo T.
    "Coffee and dessert are great."(5 Tips)
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53 tips and reviews.

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  • canal
  • coffee
  • regents canal
  • café
  • casual
  • trendy
  • cake
  • lively
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • healthy food
  • good for a quick meal
  • breakfast food
  • good service
  • great value
  • soft serve
  • lemonade
  • scenic views
  • biking
  • Richard T.

    Great coffee and people-watching, wonderful atmosphere and friendly service! Cycle here

    Richard Tolley · September 19
  • Ryan B.

    They don't do takeaway, even coffee.

    Ryan Bateman · August 22
  • Julian K.

    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.

    Julian Kuntorov · August 13
  • Ollie S.

    Beautiful brownies!

  • Ollie S.

    Awesome brownie, could have eaten five!

  • Etienne P.


    Etienne Pollard · July 1
  • Daniel

    The grilled cheese sandwich is to melt for...

    Daniel · May 20
  • Shannon L.

    Great coffee by the canal. No takeaway cups.

    Shannon Low · May 17
  • Hanna U.

    Gorgeous cafe by the river. The Millie's breakfast special is a must and freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Sun throughout the morning.

    Hanna Uhlin · April 2
  • Ming L.

    best I've had in London so far.

    Ming Li · March 24
  • Yugo T.

    Stunning riverside coffee shop, you could basically sit anywhere you want. Coffee and dessert are great. I enjoyed a breezy summer here.

    Yugo Tham · November 12, 2014
  • Clea R.

    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

    Clea Romeo · November 2, 2014
  • Roman D.

    Great food, cakes, nice casual atmosphere, great views of Regent's Canal and the towpath traffic.

    Roman Dahl · November 1, 2014
  • Nigel G.

    Great for a morning coffee

    Nigel Glasgow · September 19, 2014
  • Suzi W.

    Sitting here on sunny day with an affogato.

    Suzi Waddell · September 18, 2014
  • #passiimweltall

    One of the best chilled places I've ever been to in London - next to the river, outside, summer vibe, stunning coffee. But only go here if the whether is good!

    #passiimweltall · September 13, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Jeremy Lee, chef of Quo Vadis , eats here on his nights off. He loves the Almond cake. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Marko Samuli K.

    They stop selling coffee at 5pm on Sundays. Ask for some wine recommendations instead.

    Marko Samuli Kirves · August 17, 2014
  • Ben H.

    Beautiful on a summer's day

    Ben Hammersley · August 6, 2014
  • K J.

    Good spot for a rest and reflection, ok coffee. Seemed to be only one guy who wanted to acknowledge customers though.

    K J · July 22, 2014
  • dicle y.

    Best canal cafe with pleasant atmosphere

    dicle yuksek · March 5, 2014
  • Matthew R.

    Staggeringly rude staff...

    Matthew Robson · August 30, 2013
  • Jean Francois H.

    Generally closes shortly after 6pm, but 8pm on Thur, Fri and Sat

    Jean Francois Hector · August 14, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    Lovely place to sit with a coffee. The always have great and distinct flavours of soft serve ice cream

    Daniel Brujis · August 4, 2013
  • Paul M.

    Very tasty coffee.

    Paul May · July 28, 2013
  • MVP

    Try the home made lemonade!

    MVP · June 22, 2013
  • Katz K.

    Adorable place to stop on the canal walk

    Katz Kiely · June 13, 2013
  • Sally Doris K.

    Lovely place to have a coffee by the canal when the sun is out :-)) food looks good. They sell ice cream!

    Sally Doris Kim · May 26, 2013
  • Jonas

    Must expand into geographies that have summers

    Jonas · October 6, 2012
  • Christian

    The guy behind the counter is such a laugh. And has one too. Such fun.

    Christian · September 3, 2012
  • Morgans Hotel Group

    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.

    Morgans Hotel Group · July 25, 2012
  • Ol O.

    Best place on the canal when it's sunny. Excellent food. Lunch starts 1pm

    Ol O · July 22, 2012
  • Kevin S.

    Try the pork tenderloin with grilled peppers. Delicious n

    Kevin Schmidt · May 27, 2012
  • Time Out London

    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

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
  • Lizzy N.

    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!

    Lizzy Nakielny · October 26, 2011
  • Simon H.

    A really nice cafe; coffee is great, food isn't too bad either.

    Simon Herron · October 8, 2011
  • Aeyal G.

    The coolest cafe with the tastiest food and best setting in all of London!

    Aeyal Gross · September 10, 2011
  • Sarah V.

    Great coffee in a quiet spot on regents canal- perfect for lazy weekend brunches

    Sarah Vigrass · September 8, 2011
  • Christopher K.

    Order a glass of their home made ginger beer.

    Christopher Kahler · September 3, 2011
  • Josh C.

    Grab the treacle tart it's amazing!

    Josh Crowder · April 30, 2011
  • Leonie D.

    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 :)

    Leonie Dawkins · April 14, 2011
  • Stuart F.

    Great, quirky place on the river. If it's sunny get down here!

    Stuart Flatt · March 27, 2011
  • Akram H.

    Amazing coffee - creamy and good balance of milk:coffee. Awesome & friendly owners and staff are a delight. Olive oil cake is supreme!

    Akram Hussein · March 21, 2011
  • D1v1d

    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

    D1v1d · November 2, 2010
  • Phil S.

    Great little place, get in early for a seat though!

    Phil Stevenson · October 23, 2010
  • The Salup Group

    Grab a cup of coffee and find a seat outside, by the water.

    The Salup Group · September 7, 2010
  • MarniSalup

    Grab a cup of coffee and find a seat outside, by the water.

    MarniSalup · September 7, 2010
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    Perfect on a sunny day, sitting by the water at an outside table. Lively scene.

    Find. Eat. Drink. · August 14, 2010
  • cara m.

    really nice little place, great for reading in the sun Read more

    cara mannion · May 30, 2010
  • Mei-lin R.

    Only take cash

    Mei-lin Rawlinson · April 30, 2010

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