Pavilion Café


Restaurants and cafés

East Finchley

  • Mid-range

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

User ratings:

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Pavilion Café Highgate Woods
    N10 3JN

  • Cross Street:

    Muswell Hill Road

  • Venue phone:

    020 8444 4777

  • Opening hours:

    Open 9am-7pm daily

  • Transport:

    Tube: Highgate

  • Price:

    Main courses £6-£10

  • Map

    1. Pavilion Café
      • Highgate Woods
        N10 3JN
      • 020 8444 4777
      • 51.582323,-0.149757

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Average User Rating

2.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:4
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I tried to get a coffee today, admittedly I was 5 minutes early from their opening time but the door was open and there was no sign saying it was closed. It was a freezing morning and I had a small baby with me. the guy was extremely rude and extremely arrogant and quite aggressive towards me when I commented on his lack of help. He told me to go elsewhere and almost shoved me off the premises.. I go there every day to walk my dog and I spend alot of money in their cafe buying coffees cakes etc etc..My face is not one of a new customer and I was thoroughly disappointed to be treated in such a disgusting way. Such a terrible shame

Lee-anne H

This restaurant used to be great but it has gone downhill! I am reviewing following on from Tracey below, I had a similar experience. The manager, who is rude and unhelpful, refused to serve my two children 2 and 4 years old. My little boy was crying for food and she refused to serve us, we were told they were on a break until 12 and she would not give us a bowl of pasta and (shop bought) pesto until then .... It was 11.45! Not sure how many restaurants would treat their patrons like that. The only reason anyone goes there is because of the location, the food is a joke and the service abysmal. Shame on them!

Iveta J

No stars I'm afraid.  Appaling and disgusting.  Yes, true that it used to be lovely about 5 years ago.  The service started to go down, the last time we attempted to eat there we gave up waiting for our food and went somwhere else.  Today (during May half term) we went in to get a coffee and ice cream.  The room that the cafe used to have table for eating inside is now for queing and paying and had a table stacked full of dirty plates (lovely).  The ice cream box was about 80% out of flavours (they cannot even order ice cream for half term week) and did not decaffe that my friend wanted.  I left with crying child.  When it used to to be nice you could hardly get a table in the lovely garden if rain was not on, today you could have picked almost any table.  Real shame.

Steve T

Truly awful Sat morning breakfast with family:

Okay, here goes:

1) Stone cold lattes

2) Full English: bacon that had obviously been pre-cooked and re-fried (?deep fried)

3) One diner's order completely forgotten

4) Bumped into the chef in the toilet who was having a slash and walked out without washing his hands. Nice.


Although service is hit and miss (especially in summer when the crowds get the better of the staff) the food is lovely and very vegetarian-friendly. If you are planning on dropping in for a coffee and cake: try the plum muffin!


Amazing place, the best food and lovely staff! Always going to be your customer!