Red Café: "Red Café - on Richmond Hill" Top 5 Page for this destination Richmond Restaurant Tip by sue_stone
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Red Café is our local café though we never go there. It looks inviting enough, with lots of tables out the front on the shady terrace. There are always plenty of people drinking coffee and reading the paper, along with 'Old Mate' with his year round tan and never-ending cigar. Ok, we have been a couple of times over the years, but the very average coffee and unenthusiastic service had put us off.
Recently, friends who live nearby kept mentioning that they often pop in for a weekend fry-up if they are feeling a little worse for wear, so when a sunny Sunday dawned and we didn't feel like the usual bowl of cereal for brekkie, we ventured up the road to give the local caff another chance.
Favorite Dish: Thankfully 'Old Mate' and his cigar hadn't arrived yet, so we settled down with the paper and ordered the Full English and a pot of tea (still not game to chance the coffee). Food was good value, though eggs and bacon a bit too greasy for my liking, but do-able occasionally. A nice place to sit and read the Sunday paper though?well, until the cigar smoke becomes too much.
Address: 19 Friars Stile Road, Richmond TW10 6NH
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: On Richmond Hill, about 12 minutes walk from Richmond Station
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