Adam's Café

4.8
248 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Cosy
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa – he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred – Adam’s Café is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush’s most popular restaurants. A café by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam’s Café is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel’s experience of home cooking. You really won’t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Moroccan, North African
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sat: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
020 8743 0572
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Bus 266, Askew Road Library stop
Or nearest tube, Ravenscourt Park
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are longstanding devotees of Adams Cafe. It is one of life’s great pleasures: delicious food in easy, amicable surroundings with lovely friendly staff. I really recommend it.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely to go there as always, its a regular haunt but so popular now you would be best advised to book.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We had a mixture of meat and seafood and it was all great, and very reasonable

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going for over 8 years...food never disappoints and the owners are the heart of the place!

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fabulous food and wonderful staff and ambience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the seabass, nice atmosphere and being able to take your own wine is great. Almond tart and the chocolate mousse both very good.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place and have been going for years but new to booking via Open Table, which is very handy.
Can’t recommend highly enough...lovely people, lovely food & lovely place.

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AO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was indeed the best meal I have had in years. The food was super delicious the service impeccable, on the whole it was a fantastic evening. I would like to thank Adam and his wonderful partner for putting up with our heated discussion and noise.

Thank you for everything.
Highly recommended and excellent value for money. I will certainly come here again.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant – great food! Recommend. Will go back again soon.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal at a very reasonable cost. Will definitely visit again.

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GW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Morphing into an evening restaurant from daytime cafe sets certain expectations. Fortunately, these were ill founded and Adam's Cafe feels and works like any other smaller neighbourhood restaurant. The menu is extensive and offers a great choice from tangines through to steaks.

All our food was tasty and served promptly. I particularly enjoyed the initial nibbles and orange dessert. My choice of bouillabaisse was perhaps over-optimistic for such a small establishment, but it was better than many I've had in London.

The prices represent good value and £5 corkage seemed the better option given the availability of so many off licences within 100m.

Overall, a very pleasant experience with welcoming owners who clearly care about their business and customers.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent value and will certainly be back

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MH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Owners were really friendly and welcoming.

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SK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner at Adam’s cafe;the fish tagine was especially wonderful. The prices are very reasonable and it is very friendly and relaxed. Would definitely return!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a great price. A wonderful local restaurant to have on the askew road. Service was lovely as always!

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O
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great location, strongly recommend a visit... or two...

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VP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, even better than on previous visits. Lovely friendly welcome from the owners.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is very friendly with excellent welcome and service.
The food is North African and tasty

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. great ambience and a very warm welcome!

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Tunisian and Moroccan food, exquisite in taste and beautifully served. We had unforgettable dishes such as chicken pastilla, brik au thon with tuna and potato encasing a soft molten egg and perched on a lemon which one can squeeze onto the brik, couscous Royale and a delicious lamb and prune tagine. The 2-dish Menu Gourmet is excellent value.

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HP
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. 2nd visit and as good as the first.

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d
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant provided excellent service and the food was tasty. It wasn't too busy so was nice for a catchup over dinner.

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B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, as always.

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h
London
151 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Home cooking little gem out of the beaten track

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the warm atmosphere of this place. Interesting Tunisian food and great hosts

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasic food! Very Nice service. Will defiantly be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous Mediterranean food, genuinely spoiled for choice. A variety of their starters and mains were ordered and each one was thoroughly enjoyed.
Calling it a cafe doesn't do it justice, a lovely evening meal on a special occasion can be had here (and would be reccomended!).
Service was wonderful and friendly too.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Adams is perhaps the best value for money place in London. The food is a medley of Mediterranean delights and the prices (and perhaps the menus) feel like they've been the same for the past 10 years. The corkage is excellent value and there is the fab Askew Wines across the road, but the service is what sets this place apart.

You really feel the people that serve you care about that place, must have been the owners. They can't do enough for you, offer great amounts of delectable freebies, which is outstanding for the price your paying any way, and the food is interesting and different and just delicious.

The decor is a tad dated and erring on the side of tacky, so with the prices you won't wow anyone with this place for a special occasion. But for everyday amazing value. One does wonder of you charged a little more and improved the setting of you might rate it much higher, as the food is great, but then I think it'd loose its charm!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very authentic and tasty food and nice atmosphere

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WW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A well-established, modest Moroccan-Tunisian neighborhood restaurant serving delicious food at very reasonable prices. My marmite du pecheur (bouillabaisse) had the requisite variety of fish and shellfish, a tasty broth, and zesty rouille. A dry Moroccan rose perfectly complemented the meal. Very friendly owners greet, take orders, and serve, in addition to waiters.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The desserts were superb especially the lemon tart with cream.
Highly recommended .

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Visited Adams recently . Food was excellent. Only complaint was lack of ambience. We made repeated attempts to talk to owners who were serving us. Met with curt replies. Even though the restaurant was very quiet the owners made no attempt to engage in conversation which was a shame. My husband worked in Acton many years ago and would have liked a bit of banter. For that reason I will not be returning. If restaurant was busy we would understand but they just stood there staring out the window . At times we felt uncomfortable.

Thsnk you

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O
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I go to Adam's cafe fairly often and have never been disappointed. The service is always excellent and friendly and the food is superb. Their tagines are to die for and it is hard to make up ones's mind about any of the starters as they are all delicious. The portions are generous and the wine list is varied and interesting. Long have they been going and long may they continue.

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a delicious meal in a delightful environment at Adams Cafe. It never misses and the owners make sure the evening will not be forgotten.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and great owners and team.

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m
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were looking for somewhere close to Paddington that was not extortionate when my wife spotted Adams Cafe and we booked up on a whim.
Small & intimate with a good ambiance just walking in the door. The staff speaking French to each other just tells you what to expect; good service with plenty of time to sit and talk.
The food was excellent and arrived hot. I had a calamari starter followed by lamb stew and my wife and daughter the king prawns; all were delicious.
Would I visit again? You bet I will.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighbourhood restaurant serving delicious food. The staff were very friendly and service was very good.

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CR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about it, I had the Brik, meatballs with couscous and lemon tart to finish. All sooo tasty!
Service was great and very friendly. Will defo be back.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have friends who are alternative. So we wanted a restaurant that wasn't part of a chain. Whilst the restaurant is out of the way, we weren't disappointed. Lovely wine, dishes made from scratch. Great value. Try it. You might just love it like we did.

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