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We are a small but mighty little cafe selling baguetts, coffee, cake, salads with a wide variety of GF, vegan and vegetarian options, both savoury and sweet. Come and say Hi.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Deli, British
FEATURES
Takeout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best cafe I’ve been to. I had problems with other places nearby that advertised they cater for gluten free but didn’t cater for celiacs. I was in quite a distressed mood by the point. I saw online that The Den catered gluten free, I...wasn’t optimistic about them being able to cater for a celiac. To my joy they did and went through everything I could have and told me the small selection of items I couldn’t have. I HAD A GLUTEN FREE BAGLE. A BAGEL? Do you know how rare that it is in the gluten free community? Especially ones in food establishments and that tasted incredible. The best bread based product I’ve ever had. I had coronation chicken which was also very delicious, I would heavily recommend you visit here. 4 types of gluten free cakes also. They also had a lot of deflation for vegans as well for sandwich, baguette fillings etc. Very sad I don’t live closer as I wouldn’t visit here as often as I could.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's late January - Sunday - mid afternoon - you've spent hours at Birdland and realise you're actually really hungry. Even at this time of year the town is busy and the weather is nice enough that outdoor cafe tables are full. Trip Advisor says...The Den is the place to go! Still with some trepidation we went in, however on seeing the cake selection knew it was a good call. Ok, so the place is tiny, but the menu is massive and they really do have a wide range of veggie / vegan / GF options plus every milk alternative under the sun. We grabbed the only two bar stools and munched a couple of hot baguettes and a slice of cake (black forest for anyone wanting a recommendation) quite happily. Fully deserving of the No1 rating!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 13, 2023 via mobile

A tiny venue but great drinks and food. I had a halloumi bagel which was delicious. Great selection of drinks and snacks. Very friendly service too

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 12, 2023

Lovely friendly, but there are only two seats inside when we went, and the rest were in the rain, so we had to grab our treasures and eat them in the car, which is not quite the experience we'd hoped for.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2023

Great baguettes. Lots of choices for a reasonable lunch good value. Friendly staff. Had chicken pesto baguette and pesto seemed homemade! Did baked potatoes and many other nice lunch options too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 5, 2023

Best place for coffee and a cheeky snickers flapjack in Bourton. Lovely staff always brighten up my day.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 4, 2023

The coffee here was undrinkable. The coffee was burnt, the milk was too hot. I ordered a cappuccino and there was no effort at all put into frothing the milk properly. It was also expensive, which makes it even worse. We also ordered a brookie...which was very average for how much it cost. Would not recommend this place for coffee.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023 via mobile

I cannot understand why this little hut doesn't have a huge orange dropper pointing to it on Maps. The whole experience is hands down the best for a breakfast place my wife and I have ever had worldwide! The produce simply has to come from...a farm because the quality is top notch. Albeit my wife and I are not vegan, my wife is lactose intolerant, and so the sheer range of vegan options is highly appreciated. The coffee is flavoursome without being excessively bitter. The customer service is absolutely second-to-none, as they evidently know every one of their customers. Even if you are popping in for the first time on a city break for your anniversary like us, they treat you like they've known you for ages. Not only all that, but despite the establishment being very small, it is quaint, warm and welcoming, with a very homely feel. Honestly, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023

Vegan customer - Beautiful coffee, lovely service and gorgeous food. Such great vegan option. Was busy but staff were so helpful too.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2023 via mobile

The best ice cream (Jude’s) in Bourton on the Water. Great cakes too. Competitive prices. Good service from friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023

Fantastic spot to grab a sandwich from to eat on the village green.I had a really tasty Haloumi and cranberry bagutte. We were pleased to see the happy cow logo and had spotted on the Vegetarian and Vegan App. It is great to find somewhere...with so many options and choices of dairy free milk because who wants to drink cows milk we are people not calves!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed May 5, 2023

Fabulous friendly staff, freshly prepared bagels and baguettes that are second to none. My favourite lunch spot in Bourton.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 19, 2023 via mobile

We visited Bourton twice whilst in The Cotswolds and both times we popped in to The Den. Competitive prices, great service and an even better selection of door and drink. The vegan options were epic so that's what we went for!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 4, 2023

Very lovely take away food place. Loads of vegan options - which is why we visited. Lovely food and nice service too. Shame we couldn't eat inside. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 20, 2023

Used this lovely coffee shop a few mornings during our stay. Friendly and lovely selection of treats.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Yes, The Den offers takeout services.

Yes, The Den is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Den is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5