Cafe in the Crypt


This Les Routiers Café of the Year is located in the stunning 18th century crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields, one of London's liveliest and best-loved churches and arts venues. An impressive self-service café at the heart of the capital, Café in the Crypt offers a wide and tasty variety of good-value, freshly-made hot and cold breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, using the expertise of our award-winning chefs.

St Martin's Café in the Crypt is the ultimate choice for a combination of superb, inexpensive food in an historic atmosphere. While you are here visit the church, listen to a concert, enjoy some brass rubbing and have a look at the range of gifts in the Shop.

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Opening Times

Opening Times:

Monday and Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00; Wednesday 08:00-22:30 (Jazz Night ticket holders only after 18:30); Thursday-Saturday 08:00 - 21:00; Sunday 11:00 - 18:00.

Venue Details & Map

Cafe in the Crypt

St Martin-in-the-Fields Church
Trafalgar Square
+44 (0)20 7766 1158
Public transport:
Tube: Charing Cross/Leicester Square Train: Charing Cross

Sample Menu

  • Breakfast is served Monday-Saturday 8:00 - 11:00
  • Choose from a full English Breakfast or mix and match your breakfast favourites including scrambled eggs on toast, bacon sandwich, fresh pastries, cereals and yoghurts.
  • Lunch is served every day 11:30 - 15:00
  • Choose from salads, hot and cold sandwiches and hot vegetarian and meat dishes and desserts.
  • Afternoon Tea is served daily 14:00 - 18:00
  • Includes scone,cream, strawberry jam, chocolate fudge cake, Madeira cake and tea or coffee.
  • Dinner is served every day 17:00 – until closing time
  • Enjoy the same tasty menu served at lunch.
  • Menus change daily but fish and chips are served every Friday and a traditional roast every Sunday.


Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Portable chip and pin machines
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Children Facilities
Children welcome
High chairs available
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
General Facilities
Internet access
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry
Group rates available

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 88 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cafe in the Crypt

4.0 out of 5 24 April 2017
by Ginarose P.

This is a MUST visit when in the area! Great price for great food and fantastic ambiancemore

4.0 out of 5 15 December 2016
by Jen L.

This was a great space to relax and recharge and for £6.95 for soup and sandwich, it was a great bargain.

The space is really beautiful with all the arches and then underfoot you realize that you have grave markers every few feet. So it's like having a meal with the ancestors...not necessarily your ancestors but someone's.

The staff was lovely and the space was clean. And if you look...more

1.0 out of 5 18 October 2016
by Sarrin K.

Cafe in the Crypt is just a few minutes walk from Charing Cross Station. To enter, you need to find the glass enclosed staircase and go downstairs (next to St. Martin in the Fields). From there you will find the cafe space. In one of the tucked in alcoves, you'll find the afternoon tea space.

Another disappointing afternoon tea in London. The food was not even close to what you would...more

5.0 out of 5 25 July 2016
by Kevin Z.

At first I was a little confused as to how there could possibly be a café in a church, but this was an excellent experience both for food and the atmosphere! I would essentially consider this a destination to visit as a tourist, because not only do you get great, cheap food, you also get the experience of eating the crypt of a church. From what I understand the menu changes daily, and you get...more

4.0 out of 5 4 June 2016
by Will T.

This amazing café is a great find. It's well located, affordable and serves good food and should be on every tourist's radar. It's located in the basement of St. Martin in the Field church on the edge of Trafalger Square, just next to the National Gallery.

I stopped by on a blustery afternoon to warm up with a cup of hot tea and a slice of red velvet cake. As an Atlantan, I've consumed...more

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