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The Waiting Room

Restaurants, Cafés Deptford
5 out of 5 stars
(19user reviews)

Time Out says

A Deptford veggie and vegan café with one eye on the dude-food bandwagon. In addition to meat-free buffalo hot wings, sticky BBQ ribs, hot dogs and burgers there are cans of Brewdog and Beavertown beers, Union coffee, hard shakes, cocktails, staff with tattoos and rock on the radio. A world away from the patchouli-scented vegan spots of lore, then.



Address: 142 Deptford High St
Transport: Deptford rail
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Users say (19)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:16
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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I was excited to hear that The Waiting Room will be reopening a couple of doors down shortly so popped in for a final mint choc shake- vegan style with Oat Milk! They never disappoint and always have sweet treats in offer. I enjoyed my shake and flapjack outside in the sun, while inside was bustling with people as usual. Keep up the fab work team!


Three stars for the cheery staff attitude, the hipster decorations and the chill vibe. Fun music was playing when we popped into here yesterday, a mix of 90s Madonna to 70s Jackson Five. The menu is pretty diverse in terms of smoothies, breakfast, sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers; although it's not the most creative vegan and veg food I've had. But it's CHEAP. My BBQ tofu on brown bread was only 2.70 pounds! It was fine, nothing great. I also got a toffee brownie which was decent. My husband though really liked the coffee. I wouldn't return just because it's not the most exciting food and I don't live too nearby. Otherwise, it might become a neighbourhood hangout. 

Great food, lovely people, delicious food, part of the fabric, an anchor in Deptford

I'm a meat-eater, and this vegan/veggie café is my favourite place for brunch in Deptford.

The menu is fun and ever expanding just like this treasure trove of vegan and veggie snaffles. You can eat a different vegan meal every day of the week as almost every recipe can be made as a vegan alternative. But it's tasty and never worthy. Just good food at great prices

This is Deptford's finest vegan cafe named after a Fugazi song. That alone should have you beating a path to its door, but since it also boasts top-notch coffee and meat-free hotdogs with 'Deptford Death' hot sauce, if you're in SE8, don't miss it. 

Excellent veggie food - the Spicy Maiden bagel with Deptford Death sauce is addictive. The coffee is the best in Deptford.

Go to the waiting room every day as it's affordable, yummy and veggie. whoop. staff are great too and love the crazy music tastes and decor.

the only place in deptford that actually knows how to make coffee, and those two older bearded hunks behind the counter make me swoon. Also you dont have to sell your trainers on the market just to buy a bricklane beigel from this damn fine establishment... which is more than i can say for some

Cheap coffee, delicious food, lovely friendly staff and awesome quirky decor

Great coffee and an array of smoothies, veggie and vegan food and a great atmosphere. Love this place.

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