World Food Cafe
Covent Garden, London
14 Neals Yard, London WC2H 9DP
- Covent Garden Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Tottenham Court Road Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Contact us:
020 7379 0298
- Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 16:30
Sat: 11:00 - 17:00
61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP
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7 reviews of World Food Cafe in English
I love this place.
Veggie heaven! Not least because it is upstairs! :D
I immediately feel as though I am on holiday here. And I know I can relax here, because everything is vegetarian or vegan. Not often you get to relax like that, if you choose not to eat animals.
The sunshine fills the room which is upstairs and it is very well laid out. Very appealing. Always interesting music playing here too.
The food is delicious. Typically, there is a mezze plate, a curry plate, that sort of thing. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Food is always tasty.
I much prefer it to Mildred's, which went downhill years before it moved to its current location and the staff is much friendlier here.
It gets busy here. It's always been just for lunch. I don't know if that's changed.
I try and come here every time I am in the area and meet for lunch with my veggie friends. They offer a great choice of interesting meat-free dishes from around the world. I have never been disappointed.
I think I also like the fact that it hasn't changed in many years and still has the feel of first-generation vegetarian/alternative cafes to it.
I spent a long time searching for a decent Veggie restaurant for a friend to take to during a visit to London. This Cafe more than surpassed both our hopes, with the great system of the high tables surrounding the kitchen, allowing eaters to see everything being freshly prepared. It even tempted us into trying more things than we had initially ordered via the blackboard menu.
Mind you this is heavy on the wallet, good as a one off every now and again. The service was super fast and any questions are most welcome. We visited during the lunch hours and found it a delightful experience, would love to see what it would be like in the evening. Me thinks a candlelight evening would be great.
For some reason I think there was something fancy about the toilet, but I can’t remember!
You kind of want World Food Cafe to be better than it is - it’s such a great location here in Neal’s Yard, and if it’s nice enough to sit outside it’s a great place to watch the word go by. But the food here just isn’t all that.
I mean it’s ok but I don’t think it holds a candle to somewhere liek Mildreds or the brilliant Food for Thought. maybe it’s becasue I’m not veggie? It was pretty expensive for what it was as well, maybe you pay for the location?
The World Food Cafe is a lovely spot, hidden in Neil’s Yard. It serves up vegetarian grub from around the word; my fave is the African stew on rice. It took me right back to travelling days; you really feel like you’re chilling out in some hostel in Rio or something, even though it’s gloomy and drizzling outside.
Everybody sits around huge communal tables, and there’s a really nice atmosphere; everybody chats to either other and shares their papers. At lunchtime, service can be a bit higgledy piggeldy, with big queues to pay. If you’re in a hurry, I would get the payment out of the way when you order. But all in all, it’s a lovely little spot.
This is veggie heaven. Lovely healthy homeade vegetarian food in a hippy setting, what more could you want?! It kind of feels like you’re in a big room in someone’s house, with the kitchen in the middle and you can see all the food being freshly prepared. It’s very low key and chilled out, nothing fancy here, just good and honest food. Everything looked so delicious I didn’t know what to choose, but opted for a burrito with beans and salad and lots of yummy things. Very healthy and hearty. Brilliant place.
Neals Yard has a LOT of competition in the healthy food stakes, but I really like the World Food Cafe. The menu doesn't change too often and is a little like Mildred's in terms of getting a plate of food that looks bursting with colour and health.
You can sit on bar stools around the kitchen which is manned or should I say personned by three very efficient women, who prepare all of the food in the centre. Otherwise there are nice large pine "canteen style" tables to sit at so you can look down at the goings on in Neal's Yard.
There is a simply gorgeous west indian sweet potato & banana curry with a satay-ish peanut sauce garnished with grated beetroot. My lunch companions often have the Thali which looks good. Recently I tried an oat pancake with grated cheese and fresh spinach - it doesn't sound much in terms of ingredients but works really well. Today I had a very large falafal dish, smothered in hummus / houmous (christ knows how you spell it) with some tabouleh and salad and the ubiquitous grated beetroot garnish.
Service is fast, me and my friend did the whole thing in half an hour today - but we were in a hurry and we're usually there for a full hour.
Try the fresh lemonade if you like something really zesty. My favourite drink is a white tea with orange.
Dishes average out at about £7.25 or £8 but you leave feeling full and healthy.
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