ICA Cafe

About

ICA Cafe serves light meals as well as a selection of sandwiches, snacks and beverages. A takeaway menu is also provided.

Venue Details & Map

ICA Cafe

Address
12 Carlton House Terrace
Charing Cross
London
SW1Y 5AH
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7930 8619
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of ICA Cafe

3.0 out of 5 1 June 2016
by Lisa O.

My veggie burger here was delicious, but the location and seating are not the best. You have to pay for a museum ticket to get to the restaurant -- only £1, but still a nasty surprise when you're only looking for food or coffee. The bar and most of the seating are upstairs, where it is incredibly loud and cramped. I couldn't hear my friend and conversation was difficult. Although I really...more

3.0 out of 5 25 May 2016
by Henri R.

I've been to the ICA (see that review) many times for exhibitions during the day. I've passed the cafe many times during these visits and the cafe always looks like a normal modern cafe. Busy, clean with a lot of laptops being interacted with.

Last night I went after an immersive theatre experience and I was very disappointed with the cafe's after hour look.

I don't mind that chairs and...more

4.0 out of 5 6 July 2011
by Peter S.

The ICA Cafe is one of my favourite places in London for a spot of wifi-surfing. Its large skylight and white walls ensure the Cafe is reliably bathed in natural light. Add in the artsy atmosphere, and this is a perfect place for a bit of engaging in a bit of Internet-assisted alternative thought.

The bar itself is pretty decent too, serving a small range of bottled beers, tea, coffee, cake...more

4.0 out of 5 10 April 2009
by Yee Gan O.

On a rare Friday off, I was able to pop into the ICA cafe on a Yelp Office Hours meet to say hi to the Yelp gang. The Institute of Contemporary Art is situated on The Mall, smack bang in the middle of touristy London but it's easy to walk past it if you didn't know it was there. Thanks to Laura N for pointing out this intimate little cafe.

The only barrier would seem to be a rather officious...more

4.0 out of 5 13 March 2009
by Laura N.

The ICA Café is a work-from-homer's paradise and a rather unknown little gem among a mass of tourist traps.

Skylights and windows overlooking the Mall provide a well lit loft-like atmosphere and the trendy modernist styling makes me feel like I am sitting inside of an Ikea catalogue.

It's usually filled with internet-types, mooching off the fast and free wifi, sipping their black teas and...more

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