The French Café  

 
 
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16 - 18 Ritherdon Road, SW17 8QD
 
 
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Weekdays,Sat 18:00-22:00. Sun 18:00-20:45
 

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The French CaféNous aimons The French Caf?! Balham just got its own little corner of Paris right on the Ritherdon Road. Marked by a striped awning, patio area and glass frontage The French Caf? fills one with a sense of calm before you even step through the door. Inside the very Parisian d?cor is given a wry British twist; tiled walls announcing 'tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee' sit well alongside old French advertising posters and specials scribbled in neat cursive on blackboards. Likewise, whilst during the day The French Caf?'s lively bustle centres around simple breakfasts - the full English for one - and lunches - traditional steak frites, when evening comes the chicer side takes over as the Totterdown crowd take their seats for the more sophisticated but nonetheless traditional French offerings of boeuf bourguignon and cromesquis of salmon and coquilles St Jacques.

 

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Tooting Bec Tube Station
 
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Balham Tube Station
 
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Balham Railway Station
 
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Wandsworth Common Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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218 Trinity Road, SW17 | 12 minutes from The French Café
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Gazette - Balham
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100 Balham High Road, SW12 | 12 minutes from The French Café
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2 Bellevue Road, SW17 | 13 minutes from The French Café
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211 Balham High Road, SW17 | 2 minutes from The French Café
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32 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 | 5 minutes from The French Café
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2 Station Parade, Balham High Road, Balham, SW12 | 6 minutes from The French Café
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The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, SW12 | 7 minutes from The French Café
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77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 | 7 minutes from The French Café
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Selkirk Road, SW17 | 15 minutes from The French Café
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575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 2.2 miles from The French Café
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Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 35 minutes from The French Café
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1a Nelsons Row, SW4 | 36 minutes from The French Café
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Shop E, Westbury Parade, Nightingale Lane, SW4 | 24 minutes from The French Café
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London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 20 minutes from The French Café
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 20 minutes from The French Café
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Tooting Bec Road, SW16 | 17 minutes from The French Café
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Covington Way, SW16 | 36 minutes from The French Café
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1 Bellevue Road, Upper Tooting, SW17 | 13 minutes from The French Café
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39 Oldridge Road, SW12 | 14 minutes from The French Café
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38 Tooting High Street, SW17 | 16 minutes from The French Café
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The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 | 31 minutes from The French Café
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Gallery Road, SE21 | 3 miles from The French Café
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 3.1 miles from The French Café
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66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3.2 miles from The French Café
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