The Poetry Café

Covent Garden’s most congenial literary joint, The Poetry Café welcomes everyone, not only poets and poetry enthusiasts.

Throughout the day and evening we serve a range of loose-leaf teas, gourmet fairtrade coffees from Honest Coffee Co, and unique beverages. On offer are vegetarian soups and stews, as well as cakes and flapjacks. In the evening the atmosphere is busy and vibrant with poetry readings almost every night.

We have fantastic events ranging from weekly to occasional or one-off. For newcomers, or those wishing to read, Poetry Unplugged is London’s premier open mic session where people who have never read a poem in public can do so for the first time, or experienced poets can try out something new.

Whatever your tastes, and whether you join us regularly or only occasionally, we hope you enjoy your time at The Poetry Café. Please direct all enquiries and feedback to The Poetry Café.

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 7pm – 11pm
Closed Sunday, and on occasion for private hire – please check our What’s On section before you visit.

The Poetry Café (The Poetry Place)
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7420 9888