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Café in the Crypt

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London.

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Café in the Crypt

Café in the Crypt - A warm welcome

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London.

Londoners and visitors from around the world return again and again to take in the striking atmosphere and enjoy the freshly prepared food.


This central London café is the perfect place to escape from a busy day out in the capital.  Whether taking a break from the office or the tourist trail, the Café’s location in the heart of Trafalgar Square makes it easy to find and  its new glass pavilion entrance is fully accessible.

Once inside the Crypt there is a warm welcome awaiting you with beautiful 18th century architecture brick-vaulted ceilings, historic tombstones beneath your feet and delicious home-cooked food to feast your eyes and stomach on. Don’t forget to check out our Wednesday night  Jazz Nights.

Christmas Specials
The menu throughout December includes mince pies and mulled wine and from 8-24 December enjoy Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding.

Regular Opening Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm

Wednesday: 8.00am – 10.30pm  (On Jazz Nights the Café is open to jazz ticketholders only from 6.30pm)

Thursday-Saturday: 8.00am – 9.00pm

Sunday: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Seasonal changes to Café Opening Times

Sunday 30 November - 11.00am-7.00pm
Monday 1 December -8.00am-6.30pm
Friday 5 December – 8.00am – 7.30pm
Sunday 14 December - 11.00am-7.00pm
Monday 15 December – 8.00am – 9.00pm
Tuesday 16 December – 8.00am – 9.00pm
Wednesday 17 December – 8.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 21 December – 11.00am – 7.00pm
Monday 22 December - 8.00am – 9.00pm
Tuesday 23 December - 8.00am – 9.00pm
Wednesday 24 December - 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 25 December - Closed
Friday 26 December - 3.00pm – 8.00pm
Monday 29 December - 8.00am – 9.00pm
Tuesday 30 December – 8.00am – 9.00pm
Wednesday 31 December - 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 1 January – 11.00am – 9.00pm
Friday 2 January – 8.00am – 9.00pm


Our food

Our food is freshly prepared on-site using ingredients from local and national sustainable sources where possible and at great value. Customers can choose from a selection of Café favourites on display...

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Café in the Courtyard

Managed by the same award-winning team from the Café in the Crypt, the Café in the Courtyard will re-open on Tuesday 1 April 2014 in the open terrace directly behind...

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