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Café in the Crypt

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When you're running around London trying to see as much as possible you don't have to settle for fast food in a characterless eatery instead you can take a break in the Café in the Crypt. Café in the Crypt is an eatery located in the crypt of St. Martin in the Fields, a church in central London.

The café won Les Routiers Café of the Year in 2012 and the cafe offers good food in unique surroundings.

While enjoying your food you'll be surrounded by 18th-century architecture under the brick vaulted ceiling and with ancient tombstones beneath your feet.  My kids loved the scenery!

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The food served in Café in the Crypt is homemade cuisine prepared from scratch on-site daily. Ingredients come from across the country mostly from sustainable sources.

Although the menu changes daily according to the available ingredients you can find favorites like a full English breakfast; pastries; hot and cold sandwiches; vegetarian options; scones; fish and chips; salad bowls; fudge cake and on Sundays enjoy a traditional Sunday roast lunch or dinner. So you can have anything from a simple drink and snack to a full hot meal.

Be aware that there is a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and not all the dishes are served at all hours of the day. The food was all delicious!

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desserts at cafe in the crypt

A new addition to the site is the Café in the Courtyard which is an extension of the restaurant for outdoor dining. The recently opened courtyard el fresco dining  is available from June to September.  The Café in the Crypt hosts musical performances on Wednesday open to Jazz Night ticket holders only from 6:30pm, and the café has featured some leading talents in the jazz world.

You can find the Café in the Crypt in the northeastern corner of Trafalgar Square. The nearest tube station is Charing Cross which is right next to the church and Embankment tube station and Leicester Square station are also conveniently close to the café. Although there are parking options in the area it is easier to reach the Café in the Crypt by public transport. The entrance to the café is from Trafalgar Square through their new glass pavilion which is fully accessible.

Open hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 8pm; Wednesdays from 8am to 10:30pm (Wednesday evening open to Jazz Ticket holders only from 6:30pm); Thursday to Saturday from 8am to 9pm and on Sundays from 11am to 6pm. While you're in the vicinity why not pop into Saint Martin in the Fields Church to check out this church which has a dynamic community of both Chinese and European members. Read more at: Cafe in the Crypt

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