Wash House Cafe

A spacious cafe near Westminster Abbey

Our spacious and comfortable cafe sits in the heart of London, in the beautiful former Victorian swimming baths building on Great Smith Street near Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and St James’s Park. Whether you are in town for work or on holiday, the Wash House Cafe is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or a coffee break in Westminster.

Chef Gena and her team cook up hearty breakfasts to start the day and tasty lunch specials, homemade soups, generous jacket potatoes and scrumptious sandwiches to bring a smile to lunchtime. We also make delicious coffee and have a selection of tasty cakes.

With daily lunch specials from under £4, the Wash House Cafe is one of the best value cafe and coffee shops in Westminster and central London.

Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00.

Breakfast is served until 11:00 and hot meals served between 12:00 and 14:15. All food available as takeaway.

Please see our current menu below.

Special offers

Half price cakes with coffee – From 12:00 to 15:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Buy one coffee and get half price refills for the next hour – On Tuesday and Friday

Buy a panini and soft drink and get a bag of crisps free – On Tuesday and Friday

Wash House Cafe

The Wash House Cafe menu


Plain Croissant (V) – 1.55
Butter and jam or honey

Almond Croissant (V) – 1.85

Chocolate Croissant (V) – 1.85

Homemade Honey Granola (V) – 4.35
Granola, honey, natural yogurt and berries

Crispy Bacon / Sausage / Fried Egg Bun – 2.85

Beans on Toast (Ve) – 3.00
Sourdough toast and beans

Porridge (V) – 3.50
With berry compote, honey and oat milk

Scrambled or Fried Eggs (V) – 4.25
Sourdough toast, eggs and seeds

Full English Breakfast – 7.65
Sausage, tomato, beans, mushroom, bacon, fried eggs

Vegetarian Breakfast (V) – 7.45
Sausages, tomato, beans, mushrooms, halloumi, fried eggs

V = Vegetarian

Ve = Vegan


Ham, cheese and rocket – 5.75

Vegan Panini (Roasted vegetable, rocket and creamy hummus) – 5.65

3 Cheese Panini (Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella with butter) – 5.55


Just butter – 4.75

Baked beans – 5.75

Mature cheddar cheese – 5.75

Cheese and coleslaw – 5.85

Chilli con carne – 5.85

Sour cream and cheese – 5.85

Prawn mayo – 5.95

Tuna and sweetcorn – 5.95


Grilled Chicken salad with kale, orzo pasta and pesto – 6.95

Smoked Salmon with wild rocket, broccoli, beetroot, lemon dressing and seeds – 6.95

Grilled Halloumi with mixed salad, quinoa, cherry tomato, cucumber and seeds (V) – 6.85


Beef Lasagne – 8.10
Served with garlic bread

Jerk Chicken – 8.10
Marinated in Jamaican spices and served with rice and peas, and coleslaw

Shakshuka – 7.10
Two baked eggs in a rich tomato sauce with spices, served with toasted bread
Add sausages for 1.25

Mac and Cheese (V) – 7.15
With melted mozzarella and mature cheese

Vegetable Tagine (Ve) – 7.25
Roasted courgette, carrots, chick peas with toasted almonds and middle eastern spices, served with couscous

Mushroom Stroganoff – 7.15
Chestnut mushrooms in a creamy paprika sauce, served with rice

Seasonal Soup (V) – 4.50
Served with toast and butter

Falafel and Cheese Tortilla (V) – 7.10
Served with chips

Aubergine Parmigiana (V) – 7.10
Layered with cheese and tomato sauce, served with garlic bread


Espresso (Small – 2.00; Large – 2.35)

Macchiato (Small – 2.00; Large – 2.35)

Americano (Small – 2.25; Large – 2.65)

Cappuccino (Small – 2.35; Large – 2.85)

Latte (Small – 2.35; Large – 2.85)

Flat White (Small – 2.35; Large – 2.85)

Mocha (Small – 2.35; Large – 2.85)


Tea (Small – 1.60; Large – 1.85)

Herbal Tea (Small – 1.65; Large – 1.95)

Earl Grey Tea (Small – 1.65; Large – 1.95)

Hot Chocolate (Small – 2.35; Large – 2.85)

Filter Coffee (Small – 1.50; Large – 2.00)


We also offer a good range of delicious cakes, sweet and savoury snacks, fruit and cold drinks.

Member discounts

Join the Abbey Centre for member discounts and enjoy filter coffee or tea for just £1 per cup, or a latte for £1.25. Members aged 60+ also get a £1.25 discount on main courses over £4 upon presentation of a valid membership card.

Wash House Cafe hire

Our cafe is also available to hire for dinners, receptions and large meetings and events. Please visit the Wash House Cafe page dedicated to hiring for more details.

The Wash House Cafe is run as a social enterprise with all profits going towards supporting our activities, which promote healthy and cohesive communities in the local area.