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The Living Cafe

28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
01622 756 445
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Ranked #26 of 213 Restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely catch up today with friends always walked past this place before but definitely won't again food was delicious and beautifully presented lovely quirky little place definitely worth a visit well done living cafe !!!!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Compared to some of the bigger chain / chunk breakfast outlets this place was really good. Food prepared from nice ingredients and well presented, tasted good. A good breakfast. I had he veggie full breakfast which was good, houlumi was a nice touch.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been to Living Cafe a few times and I've always been happy. Breakfast was really good, nice selection of food and happy to make something off menu for my littlest. It was fresh and tasty food. Lunch was also very appetising with a bowl of chicken and chorizo and. salad. My family also enjoyed their meal. Service was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My mum and I have been going to the living cafe for a few years now and always go back because of the great food. Unfortunately this is the second time we've been where the food and service has really gone down hill. We popped in on a weekday and it didn't seem that busy however there were only 2... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I had to kill am hour last Thursday so went with a mate for a breakfast, both really enjoyed it. I had poached eggs with salmon on granary bread and he had bacon. Both were delicious. Reasonably priced and good service. We sat in the courtyard out the back to enjoy the sun and people watch.

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Belfast
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

1st time in Maidstone and we were looking for a quick bite and we came across this place. Food was wonderful. I had a bacon and egg buttie and my girlfriend had a toasted sandwich.Lovely presentation and the food itself was very tasty. Cozy surroundings and great service.

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Gravesend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here at the weekend!! They're always very busy so you have to pick your times to go, especially if there's more than four of you. The staff are attentive and sweet, perfect for this little quirky cafe. Had the bubble and poached eggs and husband had the brunch! Excellent and not your greasy spoon style fodder.... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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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
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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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