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The Living Cafe

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28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
01622 756 445
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden Gem!

Perfect find for people who like to lunch or brunch! What a warm welcome and even more welcoming was all foods are homemade. Lots to choose from like all day breakfast, sandwiches and hot meals. The café is clean and staff attentive. Very reasonable in price. Homemade jams, muffins etc to purchase... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
kgrl_13
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Perfect find for people who like to lunch or brunch! What a warm welcome and even more welcoming was all foods are homemade. Lots to choose from like all day breakfast, sandwiches and hot meals. The café is clean and staff attentive. Very reasonable in price. Homemade jams, muffins etc to purchase to take home if you wish. The other... More 

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Jennie R, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisfaction. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our mailing list should you wish, where we will send you vouchers and promotions we are currently... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been there twice now, and I have been very impressed with the food and service, there is a variety of food options on the menu and one of the reason I came here is that my son and I are on a gluten free diet and find it extremely difficult to find places to eat... More 

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Recently was in Maidstone with a friend and decided to pop in the The Living Café. We had heard that it had been taken over so we wanted to give it a go. Was welcomed with a warm smile and a hello from one of the ladies working in there, it was quite busy but was shown a table right... More 

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Was walking past and decided to try this cafe. Very friendly welcome, good coffee and a pleasant light lunch. From what I heard all of the other customers there seem regulars and on a freezing cold day in January, that's a good a recommendation as any. The chips live up to their billing too!

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We really do appreciate it, If you would like to receive our current vouchers, offers and information about special events, please drop us a line at livingcafe@mail.com and we will add you to our mailing list. Many Thanks Living Cafe More 

liverpool
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Decided to go into Maidstone for a look around with it being Saturday and all. Seen a cafe looked busy, so I thought why not give it a go. Glad I did on arrival I was greeted with a friendly smile and a hello sir table for 1. Ordered a chicken sandwich, which came with a pot of home made... More 

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

And yet again another fantastic visit . This is surely the best place in maidstone, relaxed but with the upmost attention to detail. From service to food can not fault. May you prosper and continue strong.

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

Incheon, South Korea
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went there for a lunch and had a great sandwich there! Me and my friend went in and was pleasantly surprised. Greay staff and food!

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

kent
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Tables cleared not cluttered with plates etc. Order fresh food. Girls very friendly. Tiolets clean and tidy.

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As we couldn't get into the bistro we wanted, my friend popped across the road and got a table for 3 of us at The Living Café. When I arrived I was seated at the end of the table pushed right up against the small staircase - it really was very cramped and the staff had to pass by all... More 

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We are truly sorry that you found reason to complain and it causes us great upset that you were not happy with your experience. We have only recently taken over the ownership of the café and are still working through some of the problems we inherited. It is with comments like yours that... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to maidstone shopping and was recommended this little cafe, the cafe was very busy, but the staff were very attentive and friendly, i ordered the pork cider and apple casserole which was absolutely delicious, you could actually taste that this was homemade, the coffee was probably one of the best ive tasted, oh and not to mention the homemade... More 

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zukiwizard, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and review. Being a small business and sole trader we totally rely on the reviews we receive to build on our guest satisifaction. We have only taken over the business recently so any information even small is greatly received. Please feel free to email us at livingcafe@mail.com where we can add you to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: 01622 756 445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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