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1 Thompson Close, Harpenden AL5 4ES, England
+44 1582 461321 ‎
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the beaten track

Easy to miss this tiny cafe off the main road. Nothing really unusual on the menu but sandwiches served nicely on china plates. Possibly a little expensive but not outrageous. Service a little slow and bill was not ready when we were ready to leave. Atmosphere was good - would recommend a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Easy to miss this tiny cafe off the main road. Nothing really unusual on the menu but sandwiches served nicely on china plates. Possibly a little expensive but not outrageous. Service a little slow and bill was not ready when we were ready to leave. Atmosphere was good - would recommend a reservation for busy times. Would happily go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Love this place- staff are lovely and the breakfasts are great! Can't fault it. Opens very early too which is great for us early risers! Highly recommend.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First off I was surprised they were open so early on a Saturday, it was 7.30 & they already had a customer, so good for the early risers in town. I went with my wife & eldest daughter & we all chose the same breakfast from the menu, but two were altered without any issues or price changes, which does... More 

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So nice to have a coffee and pastry in a place that's not a soulless high street chain shop. This is a pleasant venue to enjoy a civilised, but quiet break.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As an occasional visitor here and having read through the reviews, I can attest that they are all true. It is a great independent cafe with nice cakes. The service is very variable - staff sometimes sullen, sometimes friendly, and will be nice to your face but talk behind your back. Don't know about the ladies, but the gents toilet... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice little coffee shop with a fantastic selection of home made cakes. Seating is limited as it's small, but definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ordered a simple snack and two hot drinks, the sandwich did not have any filling except one bit of tomato and the drinks order was wrong. On the table next to ours the order was wrong also and the sandwich looked like mine, as little filling as possible. We paid top price without making a scene but, we, and... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nice lunch, yummy selection of food and reasonably priced. The girl who served me was very proffesional and quick.

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Harpenden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Have had lunch here many times. Good for a light salad or soup whilst catching up with friends. In the summer you can sit outside and enjoy the sun. Winter it is a bit tight in the inside of Caffe Gusto but still enjoyable.

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

On our first visit here a few weeks ago,I ordered a tuna mayonnaise sandwich and coffee and my companion ordered a pasta dish. I thought then that the coffee was tasteless and the sandwich filling was poor,although the pasta was passable. We returned this week and nothing had changed.My sandwich was dry with as little filling as it was possible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Thompson Close, Harpenden AL5 4ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 461321 ‎

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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