- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Tuesday: 12:30 - 21:00
Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 - 21:30.
Delicious dim sum
29 January 2017
A quaint little cafe seating just 15, On Cafe is a stone's throw from Clapham Common, and offers an inventive pairing of irresistible French pastries and beautifully presented modern dim sum, with outside seating for when the sun's shining.
The selection of dim sum delicacies on the On Cafe menu use both seasonal UK produce, and ingredients from Asian suppliers. There are gluten-free steamed dumplings with aromatic fillings like salmon, Thai basil, homemade tofu and Thai green curry paste, and Chinese steam bao made with savoury dough, filled with free-range chicken and shiitake mushrooms. Indulgent light bites include fried salt and pepper squid, and there are wholesome soups, as well as rice and noodle creations.
French patisserie treats at On Cafe Clapham are artfully crafted, and include choux buns filled with cream and additions like red fruit and hibiscus, while the French tarts come topped with colourful fruits and salted caramel. The drinks menu includes a variety of healthy, fresh juices, as well as exotic teas.
Also offering pastry-making classes, and offering a BYO alcohol option, On Cafe London is a charming and inventive blend of European and Asian dining. Clapham Common Tube Station is only 2 minutes' walk away.
31 Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7EE
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Customer reviews for OnCafe
((((( 29 January 2017 by Nick Cooper from London
Delicious dim sum
((((( 20 November 2016 by John Cross from London, United Kingdom
Great fantastic food!
((((* 12 November 2016 by Poppy Weston-davies from London
The restaurant itself is definitely on the well lit side, ie you can see how it functions as a day café, so as time goes on they might want to consider how they turn it into a evening dining space. That aside however, the food is delicious and arrives very speedily. We particularly enjoyed the lamb bao buns and the duck pancakes (with rich almost satay like sauce setting them aside from the usual pancakes I was expecting), and the dim sum are always tasty and of a good quality. Throw in a plate of noodles and you have a filling and tasty supper for under £20 which in my book is pretty hard to beat in London. Will most definitely be back - if you want a swift bite to eat before going on to an event this is absolutely ideal. At some point however I intend to come back with a bigger group and take my time exploring the menu at length!
((((( 8 November 2016 by Robina Graham from London
We had a marvellous dinner here. Perfect Chinese food with a twist and macaroons to die for. In light and attractive surroundings. Kind and efficient service to boot! Will definitely return - often
((((( 25 October 2016 by Alexia Amato from London
((((( 19 September 2016 by Flo England from London
Everything we had was soooo tasty. We knew it was going to be good but didn't realise it would be that good! Best Macaron I've ever tasted!
((((( 17 September 2016 by Jen from London
As a person of Chinese descent, I was a bit skeptical about a dim sum restaurant in Clapham, but decided to try it out as I wanted to celebrate Mid-Autumn festival with Chinese food. I was pleasantly surprised as everything we tried was delicious, and I found the food to be an inventive twist on traditional dim sum. We particularly liked the scallop and prawn dumplings, the duck xiao long bao, and lamb curry masala bao.
((((* 15 August 2016 by Debra Davis from London
Dumplings and other savoury stuff fabulous. Best bao ever. Mushroom. Couldn't stop ordering and can't wait to go back to try more. Fantastic value. Cakes amazing but could have been fresher.
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