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Matabeau

Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
265066
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Ranked #156 of 209 restaurants in Hereford
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2014
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English first
Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited this cafe Sunday lunch in June 2014. No frills but excellent value for money. Reminds me of a transport cafe with great sandwich's and a fab cup of tea. Full of local folk with a tale to tell.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

I used to go to this cafe with my parents when I was a child and that was many years ago. It has found memory's of nice everyday food made there and then with people that care and take an interest in their customers. I now take my children there and not the usual mass produced meals that get served... More

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Tromso, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Having recently visited Hereford, we thought we would stop at this cafe for a bite to eat. On entering it we found someone walking around the cafe talking about her life story and how they needed to use 3000 minutes of mobile phone usage and how they were given some money. However, the cafe was quite clean and looked relatively... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a good traditional cafe. The rolls are freshly made and taste delicious. I'm not a fan of drinking coffee in cafe as they never usually make them how I like them, but here at the Matabeau the coffee is just how i like coffee. The staff are always friendly and the tables are always cleared ready to sit... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

A large no frills cafe offering freshly cooked meals and well filled sandwiches and rolls. Excellent value for money and in a good central location. The coffee beats any of the starbucks/nero/etc

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Dirty, smelly cafe. Staff are very rude and i found it disguisting how a member of staff clears tables and talks to other customers ( who she obviously knows) about the terrible mucas cough she's had and how it keeps coming up - just as we are eating our food. She then wiped our table and wiped all of the... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Quite a spacious cafe, seats are fixed so no good for fattys. Really nice staff especially the younger girls ( a bit more friendly ) Really good breakfast, hot and fast, eggs cooked as you like. Woman clearing the tables regularly , big boss man a bit of a misery. Overall a good english breakfast, not had other meals so... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Could not believe that the waitress said that "she was too busy" when I wanted to ask her a question. My husbands dinner was burnt and the owner would not rectify or even give us the money back. This greasy spoon cafe does not come recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

Served up burnt Welsh rarebit and wouldn't refund money. truly awful place. owner attitude when asked for refund was appalling and tried to defend the food. do NOT go here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

I'd describe this a a 'greasy spoon'. Sometimes you just need a food injection! Recommended on the basis of its ok if you want a quick fry up. The seating area out the front in the street is tacky.

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