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The Blue Corner

Restaurants, Cafés West Kensington
5 out of 5 stars
(211user reviews)
The Blue Corner

Time Out says

West Kensington's best café, as awarded in the 2015 Time Out Love London Awards. It's a family-run venture, with a mother and daughter serving Illy coffee and food with a Mediterranean slant.

Simple breakfasts range from bacon sandwiches, fruit salad and a house breakfast of mini pancakes, a yoghurt and granola pot, with fresh berries and honey. Sandwiches include smoked salmon and cream cheese, tuna with jalapeno, honey and avocado, and a prawn, apple and pear open sandwich. Salads, such as a Greek salad and a salade Niçoise, also feature.

The coffee here is from Illy, and the tea from Damann Frères.



Address: 79-81 Hamersmith Rd
W14 8UZ
Transport: Kensington Olympia rail
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Users say (211)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:205
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:1
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1 of 1 found helpful

Very good coffee and very pleasant staff, unfortunately after they changed menu, they don't have delicious freshly made sandwiches any used to be our favourite breakfast place....

1 of 1 found helpful

Best coffee in the area. Great service with the best staff! Always with a smile good humor. The food is amaing as well! Love it!!!

5 of 9 found helpful

The portions are simply too small for a full meal, let alone for the price.

For example, for £5.95, I had a single, thin crepe (not bigger than 9 inches in diameter) with an undersized scattering of fruit, served with a 'side salad'. I say 'side salad' because it isn't a side salad; it's just some lettuce (only lettuce) with powdered sugar on top. I asked the waitress to ask the chef why there was sugar on top of my 'side salad' instead of dressing. Apparently, "it's just to fill the plate." Here's an idea; fill the plate with edible food.

The coffee was also acidic. I have no idea why other reviews are raving about the coffee, it was terrible.

The service was also semi-professional and abrasive. I don't know if I caught her on a bad day or what, but I was deciding what to order at the till and after 30 seconds (there was no one behind me in the cue) she started rushing me to decide and giving me an impatient look.

The only reason this place doesn't get 1 star is because the crepe was fantastic. Too bad I could have had 5 of them before being satisfied.

In case you're wondering, no, I am not fat. In fact, I would describe my appetite as lighter than average.

I will never go back, that's how bad it was.

I also suspect all other 5 star reviews are fake and written by the staff at the Blue Corner. Take my impartial advice and avoid this disappointment.

Really lovely cafe, always have a smile on their faces and food is always fresh and delicious

YUM! Inviting and tasty. Great coffee and service. Staff were really nice. Perfect spot to chill

The only bad thing about this spot is that I spent so much time in there, I was late for a meeting. Got stuck into a book with the perfect hot chocolate and chocolate croissant.

Tuna jalapeno and avocado sanwich, Cappuccino and a lotus biscuit for lunch, who could ask for more! oh wait! Free wifi AND really nice staff? Best coffee shop EVER

good all around. staff are friendly. coffee is delicious and food is exactly as is displayed. had one of the best chai lattes ever with a pancake breakfast for under £10 and got a smile from my waiter.

love this place, was prompted at the till to vote and as i love this place, i am so pleased to pop my vote in. this place is great. staff are so friendly and coffee is sooooo goooood!

this place is everything you want from a coffee shop. great food, friendly service, attention to detail. coffee is tasty and great matcha. love this place and as a regular in coffee shops down the road, now converted to this place. love it

lovely atmosphere. great venue. delicious coffee and wonderfully tasty food. fantastic breakfast and really sweet staff.

My first time in the area, and after trying all the local coffee shops, was most impressed by this great space, really lovely service, really nice food and delicious coffee. Will be back

Had coffee and breakfast here this morning, waiters were friendly despite being very busy and cappuccino was perfect. Illy coffee always the best and chorizo with my eggs. Thumbs up

So welcoming. I feel like I'm in an episode of Friends. Perfect.

Really please to be able to vote for one of the best spots in london. went for breakfast last month with my two daughters and husband. not only was the staff really helpful, but the food was great and the vibe was cool. books to read for me and the kids... super chilled and great coffee (babycinnos with choc powder AND marshmallows!)

Excellent coffee, tasty food, nice ambience, friendly staff. All in all a very pleasurable experience.

The best coffee in town! I recommend you to visit this lovely and cozy place with a very nice atmosphere. The service, love is what comes first so is the food and drink..enjoy!

love the blue corner and all its staff. work next door and always get coffee and smiles

It's nearby, the food is great, the ambiance is great too , v. comfortable - good art on the wall by local artist. Staff lovely.

Really great coffee, great service altogether, food is good and atmosphere is cozy.

Best coffee shop in London, hands down! Staff are amazing, coffee is ILLY and delicious! Was at Olympia and was so pleased to find the perfect place for a little bit of 'me' time at the Blue Corner. Even had my wallet returned by the staff as soon as they found it, they contacted me via facebook. Really good food. Love this place!

Literally all of my favourite people in one room. As a tourist, I made the Blue Corner a home away from home and my delicious summertime iced americanos were just the tip of the iceberg! The space is inviting, friendly and relaxing. The staff are beautiful inside and out, and the food is just too good for words! Cannot wait to go home.

Mon café préféré à Londres. Ambience 100%, cafés délicieux et excellent personnel!

Love this place, atmosphere and staff are wonderful and much happier with changes made to the layout. Can grab a quick sandwich, toasted and be back at my desk in 10 minutes! Delicious.

The people are amazing and the atmosphere as well as food is extraordinary. Healthy and a nice place to chat, just what a cafe should be!

The blue corner has awesome food and great service. Its perfect for a big brunch with friends or a coffee by yourself. I love it!

Gorgeous food and decor and very welcoming staff. Great addition to my neighbourhood!

Literally the one and only place worth hanging out for an entire afternoon in West Ken AND in London. @thebluecorner, you can just chill, enjoy the food, the café, and the international staff's smiles

Great place for Coffees/Teas and fantastic service. The food is wonderful and staff are always happy to help.

A lovely place to relax after a long day at Olympia London. The food was GREAT! When I asked for a Sandwich, I was not expecting the MONSTER I received, was enormous and delicious! Perfect combination of tuna, honey, avocado and not-too-spicey jalapenos. The coffee was perfect, rounded and subtle and ticked all the boxes by also being so pretty with a little foam heart on top. Will be back soon, and see the really friendly staff. 

Loved it. Great staff, warm inviting atmosphere, no wonder they won the love london awards. Will be coming back for some amazing coffee and great food! Can't wait for more. Really brightens up your day.

Delicious food and coffee, and calm, cozy atmosphere. My favourite café in the whole of West London.

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