Lumen Café

Restaurants, British Bloomsbury
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An acclaimed café housed within the building of a working church.


Venue name: Lumen Café
Address: 88 Tavistock Place
Opening hours: 11am-3pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: Russell Square tube
Price: Meal for two with soft drinks: around £20
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I recently visited this charming cafe, located inside the Lumen United Reformed Church on Tavistock Place. A stone's throw from either King's Cross St Pancras or Russell Square tube stations - this cafe provides a really lovely hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy areas. With plenty of comfortable seated areas, as well as tables and chairs - it was an ideal location to spend an afternoon. The food was delicious, and we were greeted with nothing but smiles from the friendly and helpful ladies who worked there. I had a generous helping of the homemade quiche, served alongside some fresh and tasty salad. My friend and I both tried some homemade lemon drizzle cake - which was simply mouthwatering! The food was so affordable, and there was a great variety of hot and cold food - with some eye-catching sweet treats! A light, airy and spacious place, the hallways were adorned with children's' portraits from a local school during our visit - this really added to the homely feel. My favourite was a giant beautiful window that just lets in so much natural sunlight, it definitely gives the cafe quite a captivating and unique feel. During the summer there is an outdoor courtyard space - which would make a great haven to escape the business of the local area. The church also has a number of meeting rooms that could be used. The Lumen Cafe is currently open Monday to Friday, and I would definitely recommend it as a must-visit in the area, with a great deal more charm and atmosphere than a high-street coffee shop branch.