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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 32
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  • 14
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  • 4
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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
Breakfast!

Gorgeous breakfast here with my Girlfriend on Sunday. Beautiful, quirky little surroundings (feels like home) with lovely cooked breakfasts and very reasonably priced. Will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TommyCots27
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reigate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous breakfast here with my Girlfriend on Sunday. Beautiful, quirky little surroundings (feels like home) with lovely cooked breakfasts and very reasonably priced. Will be back!

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Thank TommyCots27
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the living cafe on quite a few occasions and am never disappointed. A perfect little place for lunch with family or friends. Love the fact that it's an independent business which Maidstone is crying out for more of! Fresh food, adequate portion size and good value for money with friendly service....what more could you ask for?

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Thank kisielbarr
Kent
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We found this place by chance after we were unable able to get into our normal destination for lunch. The lunch menu provided us with a good choice and we both chose the burger. The burger is one of the best I have tasted and came with an ample portion of home-made chips. Service was friendly and efficient. Comfortable environment.... More 

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Thank basherbanjo
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Popped in here today for something to eat while on a wander around Maidstone. A busy little place! We didn't want a lot so had a toasted teacake each and shared a piece of jam and coconut sponge. Delicious! Lattes were lovely and creamy too. Glad we decided to give this little cafe a try!

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Thank loganscot
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Nice place for hearty snack. Good food, lots of choice nicely served. Interesting trip to outside toilet.

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2 Thank themooster943
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had lunch with my son ( his treat ) staff always polite and friendly , very clean premises, food excellent cooked hot and very tasty, could not do enough for us,will certainly be going back, I know it is sometimes difficult to get a table and the rest room is outside small prize to pay for such good food.

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Thank lindawI3705LK
Rochester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Arrived at Lunchtime having not eaten a thing, so I started with a healthy green smoothie to energize myself then ordered the gourmet Burger with mushrooms and Stilton, a great combo and just the right size with a bowl of chunky chips on the side seasoned with sea salt and rosemary. I was too full to try the gluten free... More 

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1 Thank Pazzerino
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Yet another great meal here very accommodating and great unpretentious but highly tasty food Will definitely be back again Highly recommend

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Thank Simon4345
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

It as comfortable and as welcoming as visiting your favourite Aunty. Breakfast is clean and tasty and delicious . I had the 'Living breakfast' with some toast and a hot chocolate (with cream) . Best restaurant breakfast I've had in ages. Don't forget to try their brown sauce. It's yummy! Special thanks to Vicky and her team👍👍😀😀

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Thank Ay S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place was fantastic, lovely atomsphere, excellent food and really great service. Bubble and squeak, bacon, poached eggs and hollaindaise was gorgeous, coffee was great, toast was proper, rustic fresh bread and prices were really good value.

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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: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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