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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
What a sandwich!!!

Have been before for breakfast and I can only reiterate the positive comments. It is a very good English breakfast, hard to beat in Muggleton, fresh, with super ingredients and a very pleasant homely atmosphere. This time we went for a late lunch snack and coffee - excellent strong flat white... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Bob P
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have been before for breakfast and I can only reiterate the positive comments. It is a very good English breakfast, hard to beat in Muggleton, fresh, with super ingredients and a very pleasant homely atmosphere. This time we went for a late lunch snack and coffee - excellent strong flat white (points for that!). But the star of the show... More 

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Kent
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As we only had breakfast on this visit I can only review their breakfast menu, which was excellent. They are also conscious of the needs of coeliacs and my daughter has eaten here on many occasions with side effects, so their kitchen is not only clean but also well managed with no cross contamination of ingredients. I will be going... More 

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england
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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

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