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“Generally good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Friends coffee shop

Friends coffee shop
5 Alban Square, Aberaeron sa460lt, Wales
01545571122
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Ranked #15 of 25 Restaurants in Aberaeron
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Generally good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We visit the cafe on a regular basis, and have the fresh baguettes, but the big no no is when you see flies crawling inside where the food is on show. Some of the dishes are covered but some are uncovered and you think have they crawled over your chosen dish. It doesn't take a few seconds to keep food protected. This would make a substantial difference to new and existing customers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
skyrim
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“we love friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO Aberaeron for about five years ,we always go to friends coffee shop the staff are lovely and it is spotless.DIANA the owner is lovely and she always calls us by our first names.The cafe is busy and yes you may have to wait but the food is cooked to order so you can be sure it is fresh.It is very good value for money and would recommend it to any one.Thank you all and we hope to see you all next year.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Visitors Welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

When I visit Aberaeron I am always pleased to pop into Friends Coffee Shop for a cup of coffee, a breakfast roll or lunch. The staff are always friendly; Friends is open from early in the morning if you are travelling through, and the whole shop is sparkling clean. I am completely surprised at the comments about lack of facilities for visitors. I have seen people rush in whilst waiting for a bus and they are always welcome just to use the toilet.
Of course staff chat with their regulars, but a warm welcome awaits for anyone even on their first visit, and in my experience everyone gets served in their turn. No complaints

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Another pleasurable visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Another visit to aberaeron and again to the Friends coffee shop.
Food still excellent value, service and staff 1st class and friendly.
Thankyou :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Friends?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic selection of good quality takeaway baguettes- always fresh and usually still warm. You won't find better take away lunch anywhere in town.
But-
1. The staff are really exceptionally sour and often make you wait until they've finished chatting before serving.
2. Drink prices are really steep.
3. The toilet is apparently out of bounds to non sit down customers (according to a youngish blonde lady serving at the time)- a bit petty to my mind.
4. The staff seem to choose who they serve first according to their own liking- I've often been served after people who have come in after me and seem to know the server.
5. The cafe always looks grubby.

Could be really amazing with a change of attitude- hate going in to Friends at the moment but the lemon chicken baguette is worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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