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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Love the food here its a bit cramped but the food is delicious especially like the breakfasts and the green smoothie

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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england
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the food here its a bit cramped but the food is delicious especially like the breakfasts and the green smoothie

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Visited for breakfast with my 4 year old after reading all the positive reviews. They are correct this is a lovely little place in the heart of the town centre with great service in a very pleasant setting. I had the full English breakfast and it was cooked beautifully with the most tasty sausages and bacon that I have had... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Tried something new at the Living Cafe on Tuesday. Bubble & squeak, eggs and bacon, with a side order of delicious chunky chips. Very bad for the figure, but I felt like a treat. They also offer bubble with eggs & smoked saImon. I love the fact that they serve free-range food (the eggs really do taste better). I didn't... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Can across this lovely little cafe, beautiful home cooked food, best chips I've ever tasted, home made brownies are the best, definitely recommend, makes a change from the big brand restaurants, will be back soon

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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
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very crowed dark cafe with quite inferior over priced food and bad coffee. Would never inspire me to come totally veggie vegan, though am a lover of both. We excited when I discovered the option but then swiftly disappointed.

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

Hi, We are sorry to hear of your disappointing meal you had but think that it was not with us, We are situated in Earl Street, Maidstone, opposite the Hazlitt Theatre. We are a small but quaint, bright café. We don't offer a vegan menu and never have Our food is not at all gimmicky and we offer a breakfast,... More 

Kent
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nestled among the big chains is this little gem with cheerful and friendly staff. We enjoyed ploughmans, toasted halloumi and chicken sandwich. Coffee and chocolate milkshake also went down well. We will certainly be back when next in Maidstone and happily recommend it.

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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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Hello. Really cute little cafe with cute cosy furniture and we had a lovely young friendly waitress. However I waS so disappointed when my English breakfast came out and it was 1 tiny sausage, 1 slice of bacon and I poached egg. There were lots of mushrooms if u like mushrooms. It goes without saying that if you order an... More 

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

Hi, Sorry to hear you where disappointed with the portion size of your living café breakfast. Did you make this know at the time? Where you offered to upsize .We value our food, service and guest satisifaction very much and endeavour to ensure we deliver top expectations. The majority of our food is locally sourced from well established suppliers and... More 

Kent, England
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Why haven't I been here before. Fabulous, homecooked, delicious food and very friendly, happy staff. Will definitely be back.

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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited Living Cafe with a friend today. Excellent food, great service. Will definitely be returning

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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

this is the second time we have come to the living cafe and again it was brilliant! we were served very quickly and the food came within 10 minutes. The homemade chips there are the best I've ever had seasoned with herbs and the sandwiches are also great! I strongly recommend it for a quick lunch and am sure we... 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 

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

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  • 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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