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“Thoughtful, charming service” and “hearty, uncomplicated dishes” (“delicious tagines and other Tunisian/Moroccan specialities” like brik à l’oeuf) mean the folk of ‘Askew Village’ are lucky to have this sweet café, which “has maintained excellent quality for over 25 years”, and where “the BYO policy (£3 corkage) leads to a very modest bill” (although it is also licensed). By day, it’s a British greasy spoon.
“Tagines to die for in very generous portions” are the surprise in store at this Shepherd’s Bush caff when it “turns into a North African restaurant by night”. “It’s the most friendly, hospitable, inexpensive place”.
“A stunning little traditional Shepherd’s Bush caff that turns North African at night”; “friendly management” create “a really local feel” and its “great tagines” make it a firm cheap ’n’ cheerful favourite. Licensed nowadays, but you can still BYO (wine only), at £4 corkage.
“Greasy spoon by day, North African grills and tagines by night” – the enduring recipe for success at this “real” Shepherd’s Bush local, where the personable owners always ensure a “happy atmosphere”; licensed nowadays, but you can still BYO.
Abdel and Frances are the husband/wife team who have been running the award-winning Adams Café since 1989 (the year their son, Adam, was born – hence the name of their restaurant).
Having met in Paris and spent several years in France and Tunisia, they saw a gap in the London restaurant scene for North African cuisine. Adams Café which magically transforms from an English-style breakfast café by day to an atmospheric Mediterranean restaurant by night has become a local institution. Their Mega Breakfasts as well as their hearty couscous dishes, aromatic tajines and giant flame-grill prawns are legendary.
‘Fantastic value for money’ combined with healthy, home-cooked dishes bursting with flavour and relaxed, friendly service from the owners are what you will find at Adams Café on Askew Road.
Adams Café Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Great food with unpretentious service."
"Reliable. It has managed to maintain excellent quality for over 25 years."