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The Undercroft At St. Mary's

About The Undercroft At St. Mary's

Located in the atmospheric vaulted undercroft of St. Mary's Guildhall, our café offers a relaxed setting for brunch, light snacks, hearty lunches, or a quick coffee while catching up with friends and emails. Just a short stroll from Coventry's central shopping areas, The Undercroft at St. Mary's is a perfect place to unwind in the city's historic Cathedral Quarter.

You can expect tasty dishes at competitive prices, in unique historic surroundings. We offer a wide selection of freshly prepared food, cooked in the same medieval kitchens that have catered for royalty and civic dignitaries for nearly 700 years (with a few updates over time).

The café is fully licensed, and we endeavour to use locally sourced and Fairtrade products where available. Children can choose from their own Mini Merchants menu, and high chairs are available for our youngest guests. Special dietary requirements can be catered for and vegetarian options are always included on our menus.


Please note the café will be closed during January and February 2018 for essential maintenance and refurbishment works. Sorry about this, but please bear with us.

We will also be announcing exciting developments for the café in the New Year.

To keep updated on arrangements for reopening, keep an eye on our website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page.



Choose from our selection of everyday snacks, salad bowls and hot lunches, or just drop in for coffee and some of our delicious cakes and pastries while enjoying FREE WiFi. Don't miss our daily brunch menu, and changing specials.

Why not treat a friend or colleague? Vouchers available for a unique gift idea. 

See our special offers for any current café deals.

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How to find us

From Bayley Lane, opposite the old Cathedral ruins, pass through the grand porch into the courtyard of St. Mary's Guildhall. You'll find the café through the arched doorway on the right hand side.

If you want to know more, please use the contact details provided, or complete our online enquiry form.

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Opening hours and bookings

Open from 9:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday for brunch, hot and cold snacks, and hearty lunches. There is disabled access and staff will gladly assist with wheelchairs or baby buggies.

Please note that the café occasionally closes for special events in the Undercroft. If coming a long distance to visit us, please check that we are open to avoid disappointment. 

Tables can be booked in advance - just contact us on 024 7683 3315, or use our online table bookings form. We look forward to welcoming you.

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How did we do?

We'd really like to know what our valued customers think, and would appreciate it if you could spare a minute or two for our quick satisfaction survey. Food Hygiene 5 stars

Special offers

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See all current offers and promotions for weddings, functions, meetings and more.

Special events

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What's on? See details of forthcoming special events at St. Mary's Guildhall.


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