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45 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
01245 500 311
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Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Description: Opening Hours:Monday Friday 8am-4pmSaturday 9am-5pmSunday 9.30am-4.30p We...
Opening Hours:Monday Friday 8am-4pmSaturday 9am-5pmSunday 9.30am-4.30p We are chelmsfords best kept secret (so our customers tell us) ! Established for 11 years we are a family run, independent business. Our fantastic team of staff are truly passionate about great food and delivering excellent service. We source local free range meats and grow ingredients on our family farm to ensure that we have the freshest and tastiest ingredients possible. We offer take-away, brunch, lunch and outside catering. Visit our face book page or website for more details.
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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant!

The food here is absolutely wonderful. Great staff with a buzzing atmosphere. I can't recommend it highly enough!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Roger O
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food here is absolutely wonderful. Great staff with a buzzing atmosphere. I can't recommend it highly enough!

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I'm not in town very often, and just happened to be passing Acanteen when I started feeling hungry. Unsure as to whether or not plastic is accepted, went to the nearest cashpoint and soon returned. I believe that prices have risen slightly since this page was created (my pot of tea and a three-salad bowl came to £10.15, showing that... More 

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76 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is always a great place to stop for some no-frills good food that is both healthy and reasonably priced. I love the fact that place is quite informal so you can have some food whilst reading the paper or catch up with your friends over one of the delicious nutritious smoothies!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I visit acanteen on a regular basis for brunch. Food is fantastic. Very well prepared and always tasty. Highly recommend a visit.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

First visit wont be the last! Great wholesome food and attractively displayed. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will be back in the New Year!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Fantastic little cafe with good coffee and healthy choices on the menu which is so refreshing! It was nice to see a full range of Juices, Smoothies and raw treats on the menu as well as the staples like the full english, poached eggs and of course good coffee. The decor is fitting too.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Brief stopover in Chelmsford to meet work colleague. Very busy for a Saturday morning at around 9am - got in before the rush! Obviously the regulars knew where the best seats were! Slightly cramped into a small round table and a draught from the door. Excellent low carb breakfast and very hot coffee - not very strong to be slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Acanteen is my favourite place for lunch in Chelmsford. Plenty of interesting dishes, portobello mushroom burger, veggi lentil burger, tartlets, halloumi and feta wrap, falafel, tartlets quiche and lots of healthy salad options. The atmosphere is canteen style and rustic, plywood floors and old school wooden type chairs adds great character to the place. Just queue up and order food... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I love the food in acanteen, but always find it very much on the expensive side. I recently got a fish finger sandwich with a side of potato wedges, and it was £12. The food is nice, but really not worth those kind of prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have now been to Acanteen twice for breakfasts now - I can't believe I haven't before! First time was the pancake stack and the second was a good old fashioned fry up. If you're into quality, hearty, freerange and fairtrade ingredients then this is the place for you. There's a good choice of meals from clean eating to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: 01245 500 311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11

Description

Opening Hours:Monday Friday 8am-4pmSaturday 9am-5pmSunday 9.30am-4.30p We are chelmsfords best kept secret (so our customers tell us) ! Established for 11 years we are a family run, independent business. Our fantastic team of staff are truly passionate about great food and delivering excellent service. We source local free range meats and grow ingredients on our family farm to ensure that we have the freshest and tastiest ingredients possible. We offer take-away, brunch, lunch and outside catering. Visit our face book page or website for more details.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?