The Pigeon Hole

Restaurants, Cafés Camberwell
5 out of 5 stars
(21user reviews)
The Pigeon Hole

Small, arty café and furniture shop, which also sells its own homemade jams, chutneys and more

Small, arty café and furniture shop, which also sells its own homemade jams, chutneys and more

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The Pigeon Hole says
An intimate and cosy café-bar serving locally sourced food and drink from the morning, right through into the evening, set in the heart of Camberwell.
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Venue name: The Pigeon Hole
Address: 2 Datchelor Place
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 8am-9pm; Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Transport: Overground: Denmark Hill
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:18
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Great cafe to sit at and read the paper over baked eggs and coffee. Its style is classic with a side of quirky. You can also go in the afternoon for a glass of wine and a cheese board.

Quiet and peaceful coffee shop, with good coffee and friendly staff. It's a perfect place for readind and relaxing

Love it. Great coffee, nice people, nice decor. The baked eggs are lush.

Quiet little coffee shop off the main street. Great to work at with nice coffee and good wifi.

Top breakfast sarnie on a Saturday morning, truly ace coffee and switched on friendly service.

This is a lovely cafe in a quiet courtyard just off Camberwell Church St. Amazing to sit sipping hot chocolate in such a quiet spot inches away from the hustle and bustle of Camberwell. Lovely food and drinks and cocktails in the evening. Books to read for all ages of visitor! really recommend a visit.

Lovely owner, great coffee and decent cocktails- kept me sane during my dissertation and cared enough to always ask 'how is it going?' when I called for my take out coffee for the library!

its just the best...lovely staff.. and great twists on breakfast lunch classics + expanding guest evening chefs - great ideas and great place!

An idyll in the busy heart of Camberwell. Situated in a lovely piazza. Lovely food and drink. Lovely team


Whisk yourself away from the busyness of life in this little, homey coffee shop. There was a little confusion to start as they were listed on a coffee payment app (and even advertised it in the shop!) but they didn't know how to use it. So I paid using old-fashioned notes and coins instead. The flat white was a touch bitter but otherwise not too bad. I had the baked kale and eggs for brunch. Unfortunately, the chef came and told me that she ran out of parmesan. This turned out to be a key ingredient as it did taste a little bland. It was accompanied with two slices of rather delicious garlic-buttered walnut bread. The eggs were slightly overcooked - a runny yolk would have been a much welcomed effect to the dish, although I did love the crisped kale. I thought the price of £6.50 was reasonable. The hubby's bacon and sarnie didn't have the strong aromas of bacon that one falls head-over-heels for - it certainly wasn't anything special. I loved the second hand furniture (some of which is up for sale). 

Lovely little oasis in Camberwell with delicious coffee and cakes. Worth a visit definitely.

Homely, unpretentious and rustic. Delicious home made food and absolutely lovely customer service.

Warm, homely, creative - a real secret spot. Absolute highlight of Camberwell.

A real find - a hidden gem! This charming cafe serves delish "different" food - friendly staff . Really great atmosphere - I love it!!!

Unpretentious cafe serving great coffee and delicious, locally sourced food. Lovely, chilled out place with genuinely friendly owners who actually care about their customers.

Brilliant little cafe with rotating art exhibitions, refurbished furniture you can buy and a mean coffee and cake!

Met a group of friends for Sunday brunch and had a really nice couple of hours. The girls who run The Pigeon Hole are lovely and made us feel really welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Was a bit of a surprise that there were only 3 things on the menu (bacon butties, baked eggs and porridge) but they all sounded tasty and between us we had all of them. The rye sarnies were great and the posh porridge got demolished in seconds. All set off by some delicious coffee. Will definitely be going back (and requesting a runny yolk on my egg)

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