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May 22nd, 2010

CAPHE HOUSE (Bermondsey)

Category: Le Budgetyellow traffic11 150x150 CAPHE HOUSE (Bermondsey)

Have a mentioned that I love Vietnamese? So it’s a very good thing for me to have a decent and cheap Vietnamese Cafe in the neighborhood. I am talking about  Caphe House in Bermondsey Street, which is a small and relaxed place offering Vietnamese baguette (Banh Mi), fresh spring roles, Pho and several rice and noodle dishes among others. And – as the name promises – Vietnamese coffee.

We went there for lunch and were pleasantly surprised:

We had chicken pho (5.20) – which is conveniently served in 2 different sizes and is ideal also for take away – and fresh summer roles (3) .  Both dishes were nice and I enjoyed them, although they did not rock my world.

A slight disappointment was the vegetarian Bahn Mi – lovely filling with salad, carrot, coriander, tofu and soy sauce came in a baguette that might have been crispy three days ago. shame!

I was consoled by the Vietnamese iced coffee – I haven’t had Vietnamese coffee since I had been in Vietnam so the taste took me back to the buzzing streets of Saigon.

The staff is quite friendly, even if one of the waitresses was in a very bad mood, but she was only unfriendly to her colleagues and not to me, so that’s fine icon smile CAPHE HOUSE (Bermondsey)

I would not go out of my way to go there, but it definitely is a nice and cheap addition to Bermondsey Street. I am not so happy about their opening times though , they close at 5 during the week (4 on Saturday) which is just a couple of hours too early for me to have a pho on my home…

  • Food: 6.5/10
  • Service: 7/10
  • Ambiance: 4/10
  • Value for money: 7/10
  • Chances of returning: 80%
  • Verdict: cheap Vietnamese comfort food

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