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Cafe Max

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Cafe, British, European, Contemporary
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99 High Road, Benfleet SS7 5LN, England
01268 751199
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Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here today and thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours lingering over food and chatting to friends. It might be best to reserve a table as the cafe was busy and obviously popular. The cafe is bigger than it looks from the outside and there is a pretty garden if you wish to eat outdoors. Everything was very clean... More 

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Thank Maggie G
Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in Café Max is gorgeous and the staff are very friendly. It is not that cheap though and the premises are very small so you do feel very close to the next table. They must be doing something right as the place is always busy!

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Thank Meresniff
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very busy, service was a bit strange and jumbled. Food was nice and came out quick after eventually having order taken and receiving some cutlery. Saying this we would return because believe it could of been down to the fact it was very busy.

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Thank lucy h
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Staff extremely attentive and very accommodating. Food is cooked fresh. A variety to choose from. Have eaten here on special events such as fathers and Mother's Day. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Murphycluclu
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We use Cafe Max for family lunches, lazy Sunday breakfast or brunch and have even been for a private function of a champagne afternoon 60th birthday tea. All have been fautless, fresh food and efficient friendly service. It also has a beautiful courtyard garden ideal when it is warm to while away the time with a friend.

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Thank glmorousgrandma
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The service was first class and the waitresses were very friendly, very busy and popular and every table taken. Good food and good atmosphere. Will be back.

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Thank 915kevin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good food, good service, good atmosphere and not expensive. The whole family love it. Family run business with a good business ethic. Keep the customer happy.

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Thank Christopher L
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend Mother's day morning. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, excellent service and were so well looked after. Service was 2nd to none, 5 stars, spot on and a great start to Mother's day.

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Thank robertgoddin
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The cafe is very nicely decorated and a pleasant place to be in. The service was brilliant and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and I would recommend asking about the soup of the day, on that day it was French onion soup and it was amazing. Dogs are also allowed in their garden. The... More 

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Thank Hannah B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

That's it really, massively over priced tea plate sized breakfast! Better off at one of the cafe's further up the road than be ripped off!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Cafe, British, European, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 High Road, Benfleet SS7 5LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Benfleet
  • Phone Number: 01268 751199

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