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Are You Being Served?

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Family Fare, Tea Room, Vegan
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62 St. Giles St., Northampton NN1 1JW, England
+44 1604 628854
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Related and very friendly

Was treated to delicious afternoon tea here by my son. Relaxed and very welcoming with plenty of toys provided for my 20 month old granddaughter . Home baked treats, a variety of delicious sandwiches, cakes, profiteroles and scones and fresh pots of tea and beverages made for a memorable visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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maidstone
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maidstone
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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Was treated to delicious afternoon tea here by my son. Relaxed and very welcoming with plenty of toys provided for my 20 month old granddaughter . Home baked treats, a variety of delicious sandwiches, cakes, profiteroles and scones and fresh pots of tea and beverages made for a memorable visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good wholesome food at a reasonable price. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Another good., central place to meet up for town shopping etc.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I visited this lovely little cafe on a Monday morning. We arrived at around 9.45am to find it didn't open until 10 however the lady saw us hovering and welcomed us in early. We had tried to visit the week previous but as it was over lunch thr place was understandably full so we went elsewhere. The service was excellent... More 

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Northampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had lunch here with a group of 5 friends, service wasn't exactly rude but you got the impression the focus was on getting you in and out very quickly! Teas & coffee were served without teaspoons, and the table wasn't wiped before we sat (despite reserving the table). We wanted to order more drinks but we're told we'd have... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I've been to this lovely little café on several occasions, but the most recent was for afternoon tea. Are you being served? is a quintessential tea shop and a welcome change from the abundance of coffee places in Northampton town centre! There is always a friendly and attentive service from the team there and the owners always remember you. The... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This small café is really welcoming and cheerful. The meals are always delicious, and the breakfast is the best I've ever had. I highly recommend it !

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great staff, great food great experience IF you can get a seat. The only downside to this place is they reserve seating really early so no-one can use the table over lunch, which is not a good business model, and annoying if you are just popping by AND it is not big enough to do that.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I come here with my 2yr old son now and again. Such a happy little place where you feel welcomed and relaxed. Food and tea is very nice and family friendly.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love AYBS - they always have fabulous specials and the service is oh so friendly. Treat yourself to a cake if you happen to visit!

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wellingborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Had a late lunch with my daughter last Saturday. It's a small place with tables close together but this adds to the atmosphere which was welcoming and friendly with the ladies serving all being chatty and thoughtful. Food presented well, plenty of it and very tasty. Lovely homemade cakes and scones too. Good value for money and I would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 St. Giles St., Northampton NN1 1JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 628854

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Family Fare, Tea Room, Vegan

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