Renoir Café has been at the centre of London’s Kentish Town community for years, a café and restaurant where locals find a blend of unpretentious comfort and consistently good food. The interior of Renoir is very much in keeping with the restaurant’s name, its continental styling, collection of art and pavement dining area bringing to mind the turn of the century Paris of the celebrated impressionist’s era. During the day, Renoir café is a buzzing bolthole for freelancers hooked up to the free wifi and yummy mummies treating themselves to a coffee and pastry after the school run. In the evening however Renoir Café takes on a more romantic, restaurant vibe, serving delicious home made and healthy bistro style classics including much celebrated steaks and dishes featuring high quality deli ingredients. While barista quality coffees and super fresh juices are the star of the show during the day, later on the focus is on hand-crafted cocktails.
£26 to £40
Since this place is just down the street from my job, I felt the need to stop in and sample their wares. My baguette with chicken and avocado was delish, and the desserts look 'Oh-My-God' Amazing...seriously, my biggest regret right now is not getting the strawberry cheesecake.
My friends also had a panini and soup and declared them to be above average. Combined with the ambience of bright...more
This is a lovely looking café I always wanted to try. Finally one Sunday morning I ventured in and had a very tasty English breakfast. The food wasn't greasy and the service was good, although I almost had to beg for my smoothie to be brought to the table.
The décor is homely and clean and the lighting towards the back makes it very cosy and nice.
The prices are reasonable but a little more...more
Cafe Renoir is one of the seemingless endless cafes/sandwich shops that seem to be in London.
On Kentish Town Road in Kentish Town, it always seems to be busy - a good sign for any establishment! And after a couple of visits, I realised why there are busy - because it's good!
It's got a good range of cafe fare, and, rare in this city, they serve a semi-decent coffee. Service is fast and...more
A famous Hungarian poet, Attila Jozsef has an equally famous poem bearing the title Szuletesnapomra, meaning For my Birthday. Well, Cafe Renoir stands for this poem, for me, for my birthday -a poem of pleasant surprise, feeling at ease, meaningful part of one's life, of everything what a cafe is supposed to be like.
I've been observing this place for quite a while just through the windows of...more