The Poetry Café is both an independent vegetarian café and a buzzing performance venue, a quiet place to write and a spot-lit place to perform. The Poetry Society's home in the heart of Covent Garden, London, The Poetry Café welcomes visitors, locals, tourists, poetry lovers and all those in search of a great cup of coffee or tea, cake or light meal.
During the day we offer delicious light veggie lunches, home-made cakes and flapjacks, with a range of loose-leaf tea, gourmet Fairtrade coffees and artisanal juices and soft drinks.
At night, enlivened by our bar, the atmosphere bustles with the poetry readings, book launches, music gigs and other events which take place nearly every evening. Food is available in the evening too: show up hungry, and we'll take care of you.
The venue is available for hire, and happy to cater to a bespoke events.
Bring your novels, your notebooks and your friends: The Poetry Café is a place to create and connect, and we look forward to welcoming you.
Timing : Open 11:00am until late Monday-Saturday. Also available for private hire
Contact : 02074209888
Address : 22 Betterton Street
, WC2H 9BX
Getting there : The Poetry Cafe is less than a 5 minute walk from Covent Garden station, and less than 10 minutes from Holborn or Leicester Square stations (Lines: Piccadilly, Central, Northern). Located on a quiet street within the busy and bustling Covent Garden shopping area. 22 Betterton Street between Endell Street and Drury Lane.