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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.

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

Please note the change to café hours for the following dates:

9 November     Last orders:4.00pm  closes:430pm
30 November  Last orders:5.00pm   closes:5.30pm
4 December     Last orders:7.30pm    closes:8.00pm
9 December     Last orders:6.oopm    closes:6.30pm

Changes to opening hours over the Christmas period

29 November: 11.00am – 8.00pm

13 December: 11.00am-7.00pm

20 December: 11.00am-8.00pm

23 December: 8.00am-8.00pm

24 December: 8.00am – 6.00pm

25/26 December: closed

31 December: 8.00am-6.00pm

1 January 2016: 11.00am-9.00pm

Please be advised, the Café has a no-smoking policy and this included the use of electronic cigarettes.


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 Wednesday 1 April 2015 in the open terrace directly behind...

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