The Counter Cafe


Boasting a charming pontoon overlooking an East London canal, The Counter Café serves top-notch coffee – made from its San Franciscan roaster – and light bites. Set within the Stour Space gallery in Hackney Wick, the café is just minutes from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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The Counter Cafe

7 Roach Road
Hackney Wick
E3 2PA
+44 7834 275920
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Counter Cafe

5.0 out of 5 14 March 2015
by Yon B.

Great coffee. Delicious cake. Brilliant atmosphere and friendly staff. Cannot recommend highly enough.more

5.0 out of 5 11 February 2015
by Alba V.

What a nice spot next to Stratford! I was missing something like this since I'm not longer living in Hoxton. I found it thanks to Yelp (Awesome app, like always!). I went there on a Sunday morning and I tried their brunch menu with some coffee on the side. So good! My friend and I got a nice table outside (such a nice sunny winter day). It's really nice because you can see the Olympic Stadium...more

4.0 out of 5 20 October 2014
by Deb R.

The food is delicious and the cafe is comfortable with huge sofas and great views over the canal and the Olympic stadium. It's also got a pontoon that extends onto the canal, which is a delightful place to spend a Saturday afternoon. They are dog friendly so you can often find well behaved pooches to fuss over.

After extensive field research I can confirm they do the best-poached eggs in...more

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2014
by Anoop K.


My 100th review!! I was saving it for somewhere I really liked.

I originally was going to give The Counter Cafe 4 stars but something gave it that final star. More on that later.

Firstly, a 5-7 min walk from Hackney Wick, The CC is right on the canal and some of the tables are on a ....I don't know what the official name is, but a 'floaty bit' *facepalm* outside with plenty of...more

5.0 out of 5 9 May 2014
by Therese L.

I really adore this place, which is located along the Hertford Canal right at the eastern tip of Victoria Park. I first visited for a coffee after viewing a show at Stour Space Gallery, which the cafe shares its building with. I took note of the brunch menu because I'm a brunch fanatic and this was actually the site of my first brunch in London.

You can sit outside alongside the canal with a...more

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