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Matabeau

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Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
265066
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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busy cafe, adequate food for what you pay, only go if your expectations are not to high and you don't mind basic quality food, not a bad breakfast, staff behind the counter seamed happy and friendly enough although the woman clearing the tables didn't look to happy or approachable,

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Marcus M
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Kington, United Kingdom
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Kington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

busy cafe, adequate food for what you pay, only go if your expectations are not to high and you don't mind basic quality food, not a bad breakfast, staff behind the counter seamed happy and friendly enough although the woman clearing the tables didn't look to happy or approachable,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Was very busy when we visited so sat at a table that hadn't been cleared. This was quickly rectified however. Food was what I expected from the way the place looked, most things deep fried. Sandwiches offered were the selection you'd expect and looked well filled and decent. Tea was good. Dining area itself was looking very tired but added... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

got to say the food was nice but the tables were dirty, staff grumpy, bit of a dive wouldnt come here again.

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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35 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hereford
  • Phone Number: 265066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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