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 a meal 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 lip-smacking sarnies 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.

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 £4.00 upon presentation of a valid membership card.

The 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.

The Wash House Cafe is also available to hire for large meetings and events, dinners and receptions.

Opening hours

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

Breakfast is served until 11:30 and hot meals served between 12:00 and 14:15.

All food available as takeaway.

Special offers

Loyalty card – Buy nine coffees and get one free

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 – £1.45
Butter and jam or honey

Almond Croissant – £1.85

Chocolate Croissant – £1.85

Homemade Honey Granola – £4.15
Granola, honey, natural yogurt and berries

Overnight Oats – £4.15
Jumbo oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon, oat milk, poppy seeds

Crispy Bacon / Sausage / Fried Egg Bun – £2.85

Beans on Toast – £3.00
Sourdough toast and beans

Avocado on Toast – £4.15
Sourdough toast, avocado, olive oil and seeds

Mushrooms on Toast – £4.25
Sourdough toast, mushrooms and salad

Scrambled / Fried Eggs – £4.25
Sourdough toast, two eggs and seeds


Fresh Toasted Panini – £5.15

Ham and Cheese (Ham and pickles, cheese, mustard and rocket)

Vegan Panini (Roasted vegetable, rocket and creamy hummus)

3 Cheese Panini (Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, spinach with butter)

Jacket Potatoes

Cheese / Sour Cream and Cheese – £4.70

Cheese and Beans / Chilli Con Carne / Tuna Mayo and Sweetcorn – £5.15

Prawn and Mayo / Mackerel – £5.95

Vegetarian Quiche – £6.10
Served with fresh mixed salad


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


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)