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The Four Corners Café

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Waterloo
5 out of 5 stars
(29user reviews)
The Four Corners Cafe, 2016

Time Out says

This funky coffee shop was the runner-up for Best Café or Coffee Shop in the 2014 Time Out Love London Awards.

This funky coffee shop was the runner-up for Best Café or Coffee Shop in the 2014 Time Out Love London Awards - pipped to the post by Covent Garden coffee bigwigs Monmouth Coffee. 



Address: 12 Lower Marsh
Transport: Tube: Lambeth North
Opening hours: Open 7.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat.
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Users say (29)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:26
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Was recommended by one of the House of Vans staff as the best coffee in the area, and they're not wrong. Great coffee, friendly service, and offbeat decor. Only a small space so may have to be lucky to get a table, but a must visit if you're on the southbank!

1 of 1 found helpful

LOVE this place, the best coffee and everything else!

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Fantastic coffee shop for a spot of unwinding. Admire the travel momentos and flip through a travel book as you sip on a super smooth flat white. If coffee isn't your thing, they have an array of teas too. And to top it all off, a delicious and rich chocolate Guinness cake. Yum!

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Passionate, knowledgeable staff and a great range of coffee and brewing methods but without the pretentiousness you will find elsewhere. A great quiet spot for getting your caffeine hit (work optional).

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I've been a fan of this coffee shop since it opened, the coffee is hands down the best I've had in London and the food choice is always tasty and interesting. The travel and inspiriation theme adds to the welcoming, fun and friendly atmosphere, without being hipsterish or snooty. Without a doubt this genuine gem is worth a visit when you're in the area.

Best coffee in London.  Every drink I have had here is very tasty and the coffee beans they use are fresh and have a great flavour. The coffeeshop itself has a relaxing vibe and travel books that are interesting to look at while sipping your coffee.  I would always choose Four Corners coffee over any other coffeeshop in London.  


Four stars for the amiable staff and the very tasty spinach and lentil dal. For £3.5 a bowl for takeaway a bit much though and also dinking a star for not providing bread free with the soup. I mean, c'mon guys! Also got a few of the mini brownie and gingerbread bites and they were so good: dense chocolate in a small bite for the former and a strong cinnamon flavour in the latter.

Quite simply, the best coffee this side of the Equator. I only say this side as I've not tried anything from the other side yet. Oh and the chap who owns it is a jolly spiffing fellow indeed.

Daydreamers of the world unite! Lovely coffeeshop full of cool maps and old travel books. Top top coffee too.

Great coffee above all else. Also the staff are delightful and it has a nice a laid back atmosphere.


This was one of the first cafes I came across when exploring the Lower Marsh area and I wasn't disappointed. It's a very hip place to hang out, with tons of cute merchandise you won't be able to resist buying, from passport covers to notebooks for the avid traveler. Of course, a cafe is nothing without good coffee, and Four Corners delivered in that aspect perfectly well. It's not a huge space, but it's definitely a cafe you'll want to try at least once. Plus, they have a loyalty card, so you can be sure you'll be back for more.  

A regular stop for me on the way to work since it opened. The coffee is never less than exceptional, the staff are friendly and the decor eclectic.

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