Mona Lisa Cafe

Tel: +44 (0)20 7346 5447
Address: 410 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LR
Cuisine Type: Italian/English
nearest tube station Sloane Square (CIRCLE, DISTRICT) then buses 11, 22 or 211

An English greasy spoon with a difference – this place is very definitely Italian.

Established for ages, this cosy cafe is popular with locals for its all-day breakfasts,consumed by everyone from cabbies to the Chelsea set. In the evenings, except Saturdays, home-made pasta – of the spag bol variety – is in abundance with basic, filling and flavoursome sauces, and arrives screaming cheap and wholesome at you. Think The Stockpot with an Italian twist and you’re half way there.

Value for money means plastic tablecloths in daytime, preventing sobering-up customers from being too mucky. And the customers certainly provide engaging scenery – just part of the charm at one of the best-value eateries in London.

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