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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
Its uniqueness is its charm

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Renardmeister
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Hertfordshire
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Café Gusto is a real gem in the long list of Harpenden eating places. The food is good and delivers good value, the staff are helpful and friendly and it is clear that many of the customers are regulars.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The staff seemed to have a miserable look on their face and talked about customers behind their back. I was horribly treated and will not be retuning.

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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 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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