The famous Troubadour, established in 1954, is one of the original coffee houses in Earls Court with a proud history as a low temperature centre of courtesy, peace and artistic energy. Their hidden garden has won awards from the Brighter Kensington & Chelsea Garden Scheme and is well worth a visit and now has a resident robin.
One review called them "the best eatery West of Big Ben", and they have a menu of which to be proud -served from 9am til 11pm, 7 days a week (except for New Years Day!).
Downstairs is The Troubadour Club - a hotbed of emerging talent and a leading light in excellent musicianship and live music. From its early incarnation as a folk venue, and counter-culture den of creativity, The Troubadour Club has remained at the forefront of interesting, original music and spoken word events with a great reputation for originality and atmosphere.
Although now twice its original size, The Troubadour Club remains true to its roots as the private cellar beneath the café and is one of the most exciting small music venues in town.
They promote a varied music programme. Check their website for what’s on but rest assured that any night at the Troubadour is characterised by great atmosphere and musicianship of distinction.
They are always on the look out for performers of real talent who write and perform their own material and can add their names to a roster of troubadours that includes Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and more recently Adele, Laura Marling, Jamie T, Jack Penate, The Dead 60s, Paulo Nutini, Steve Earls' son - Justin Earl, Amos Lee, Albert Lee (not related!) Bill Franks & Morcheeba…the list goes on. You never know but you may see tomorrows stars performing there today!