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The Living Cafe

28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
01622 756 445
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Ranked #20 of 204 restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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88% Recommend
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Have heard lots about this cafe so decided to treat myself on sunday to a breakfast as I was passing by . The staff were friendly and polite but very busy . I decided to have poached eggs on bubble and squeak with roundwood orchard bacon and hollondaise . The eggs were very hard the bubble and squeak was watery... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visit the Living Cafe Maidstone several times a week. It is a great cafe, with a lovely atmosphere. At the weekend, they have the B team serving. They don't pay attention to the order, spill the coffee when serving (and don't apologise), wait for the coffee to get cold before bringing the cakes and then don't include the special... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food served was all freshly cooked and although it took some time to be served it was worth the wait, disappointing that the toast was served when I'd nearly finished eating. The staff or maybe the owner were very noisy and somewhat spoilt the calm atmosphere. Some people maybe should think that not everyone wants to hear their conversation.... More

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Never been here before but it's worth a visit, very friendly service, fresh cooked food in a nice atmosphere, the brownies were fab. Reasonable prices too. We will be back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

First time I had been here and loved it, makes a nice chance from the greasy spoons that we have, staff where very friendly, it was nice and clean. Cannot wait to go back x

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Lovely lovely lovely! Fresh, delicate upper market v greasies although I enjoy the latter too! Veg breakfast is the best with fresh poached eggs and halloumi soft bubble and sqeak etc .Coffee great too Only snag is you have to park to get there but that's Maidstone for you x Every time I have a work meeting there I build... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited here on the Bank Holiday, it had been a while since our last visit as although the food is always good (good specials, breakfast, lunch and amazing cakes!) we were always slightly disappointed with a somewhat slow service. I'm glad we went back as the service was much better, I hadn't seen the waitresses that were working before,... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The waitresses were very welcoming and helpful (I have wheat, soya, onion and beef allergy so asked if this and that were ok, they checked with the chef and proposed something else if it wasn't). The seating area seems very small but there is actually another room downstairs. Toilets are outside for this "old times feel" as they say, but... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great location, great menu, great food, great service, great prices. Small but Maidstone's finest cafe.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch of chicken and herb risotto, and took away some wonderful looking roasted hazelnut flapjacks to have later. The food is always of a high quality, the service is efficient and the staff have a cheery smile for all their customers. It is a pleasure to eat here, and I'm already looking forward to visiting... More

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