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31 Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7EE

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Tuesday: 12:30 - 21:00
Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 - 21:30.

Great food, excellent service and good value for money.

Tom Dunne 12 March 2018
from London

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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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4.8 ((((( (based on 18 reviews)
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  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (13)
  • value (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Tom Dunne from London

    Great food, excellent service and good value for money.

  • ((((( 27 February 2018 by Keith from London

    Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is delicious and the service is so friendly. Can't wait to go back!
    My favourite dishes:
    #1, #2, #4, #14 #26

  • ((((* 23 February 2018 by Marcia from London

    This is my second visit to this 'little' restaurant off the main high street in Clapham. Having eaten at most of the restaurants on the high street I found OnCafe to be such a delightful change. My favourite dishes so far is the Szechuan King Prawn with lotus roots and the stir fried beef with oyster sauce - yum! I've tried several of the dim sums but have not made my mind up about them yet. I like the idea of bring your own wine which brings the bill down considerably. The staff are very pleasant. They leave you to get on with your meal but are close at hand should you require anything. The restaurant itself is small and the tables are pretty close to each other but despite this you can still have a private conversation. Ensure that you book as the chances of their being a vacant table is pretty slim. On both my visits (Wednesday evenings) I noted that all but two tables didn't have a reserve sign on. The food is served as it is ready so do not expect your dim sums to come out first (as I did). Overall, I love this little place and give it a big thumbs up.

  • ((((( 23 January 2018 by Keith Saporito from london

    Everything to love about this place in Clapham!

    FOOD (10 out of 10): great dim sum and crispy wontons. Homemade and very fresh tasting. I almost skipped having a macaroon for dessert and so glad I had some. Rose macaroon & raspberry macaroon were both amazing!

    SERVICE (10 out of 10): everyone was very friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The place was full and the service was still very quick!

    Love “bring your own drink” ????

    TIP: make a reservation (we did) otherwise you might have to wait

    Highly recommend - will definitely be back! Many thanks ??

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Caroline Holworthy from London

    Incredible food, and fantastic service. Can't wait to go back!

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Lydia Amatt from London

    A great little restaurant/cafe with a good selection of freshly made dim sum- stuffed with fresh ingredients. Some lovely tofu options too for veggies. Really friendly and welcoming staff and it's byo so super affordable for great quality food

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Ben Collins from London

    Wonderful place.

  • ((((* 6 May 2017 by MCD from Epsom

    Delicious food in a homely atmosphere.
    The fried pork dumplings were heavenly, the best I've ever tasted.
    BYO we picked up a lovely cold bottle of white from oddbins just around the corner from on cafe.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Laura from Croydon

    We had afternoon tea (set menu £35) and it was different, delicious, and the staff were really nice. Not your typical afternoon tea, as it starts with the traditional Chinese tea serving and it is followed by a combination of 5 dim sums per person (best I'd ever had) and French patisserie - everything made in house. We will come back.

  • ((((( 6 April 2017 by Lauren from London

    Delicious food, friendly service and great value

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