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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, England
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Ranked #15 of 100 restaurants in Stroud
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Having recently become vegetarian I have been looking for interesting vegetarian restaurants. This cafe had a fantastic selection of healthy vegetarian meals. It was beautifully presented and tasted great.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good quality mainly vegetarian grub, always well presented. Great for lunch out. Also serve breakfasts.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've visited Star Anise quite a few times in the last couple of years ans appreciate its ethos on things; its a unique, lovely and inspiring place, somehow full of spirit unlike the vast majority of cafes out there, though the staff are cool and not very friendly. Though I sense it is indeed a soulful, colourful, musical, fun and... More

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Painswick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Love this place, interesting great food, totally chilled atmosphere full of local people and very family orientated. I hesitated posting this as it almost is a best kept secret place that is not overtly commercial ..... run by people with passion and values. A Free Trade, Organic, locally sourced and vegetarian focussed cuisine.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After hearing so much about this place deided to go for lunch.The first thing that struck me was the menu and food on display! Had the Syrian jewelled rice and wow it was was so delicious and looked incredible, garnished with fresh flower petals. It is so nice to find a place that does not offer just goats cheese or... More

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Bedford, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I eat here often when I visit Stroud UK, It has all the healthy tasty, fresh, exciting delights in eating. I love their gluten-free breads and pastries, their veggie blended soups, their utimately wonderful green salads with lemon, vinegar, spice dressings, their soft cheeses, their chips (french fries US) and the atmosphere. There are lots of announcements, flyers, ad pages... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love the music and the atmosphere. Friendly and lovely art pictures on walls. Great quality organic food and free wifi.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I visited a couple of times one week whilst in town of an evening and I have to say both times I had the best flat white I've tasted in a while, probably the best coffee in the county!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

As a confirmed meat eater a lot of the menu was unknown to me- but my friend ordered for us and I wasn't disappointed. Food was very tasty, good portions and presented well. It is a 'Stroud' cafe- which means alternative- clients n food. Staff very pleasant. Well worth a visit.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I ordered a panini which may well have been delicious but I didn't eat any of it because I found a big clump of ginger hair in the middle, the origin of which was quite obviously the chef's dreadlocks which could be seen swinging merrily all over the place as he prepared food for the punters. That kind of put... More

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