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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
+44 1453 840021
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the pomegranate rice dish I chose,which was so tasty and had lovely textures. So good to find healthy, delicious vegan food. They cater for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores here. My husband had a halloumi sandwich made with excellent bread and the coffee was also good. This was our third visit and the best so far.

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Thank jellyblips
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Star Anise many times and enjoy the quality of food and the relaxed atmosphere. It's a very popular cafe in Stroud. My girlfriend loves the coffee as well. One of my favourite lunch dishes is the savoury croissant and the soups are always worth a try. Highly recommend

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Thank Mr_M_Shields
Maynooth, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Thanks to TripAdvisor, we found this lovely little cafe on a recent visit to Stroud. As a Vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for places where I can get a nice variety of tasty food. I would highly recommend The Star Anise Arts Cafe as the food is freshly made & full of flavour. I had the Houmous Platter... More 

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Thank IOS59
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Hidden in Stroud a nice vegan and vegetarian cafe ..lovely food friendly staff......very rustic...worth finding it !

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Thank Sally S
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee with about 5 different types of milk, so something to suit everyone. Flat white was excellent. We shared a toasted sandwich. More than enough food for us both. Friendly staff. Lots of veggie options. Quirky clientele and interesting surroundings.

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Thank Colin D
cordoba
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The fusion-style food never really disappoints, but quite often they run out of the already limited choices rather soon, so go early. And it's not cheap, but is I think good value for organic ingredients and freshness.

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Thank gramail2011
Stroud, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Always welcoming, always tasty things on the menu, always a friendly atmosphere, always cheerful, helpful members of staff; prices realistic, not excessive. Relaxed, informal atmosphere; hardly ever without a fair number of people – perhaps partly because folk love coming here, do so frequently, and many are reluctant to leave! It's been here for some 20 years now – other... More 

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Thank Amy A
Stroud, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This cafe is always busy and is a an excellent place to meet for a coffee, breakfast or lunch. They also support local artists and craftsmen by exhibiting their work.

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Thank Dave W
Hoi An, Vietnam
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect little place to catch up .... They offer seating inside or out. The weather was sunny so we choose to sit outside. The service was really good.. You go inside to make your order and pay. It's a real local cafe and offers a range of organic foods. From coffe, tea, smoothies, fresh juices to delicious... More 

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Although not a vegetarian I love the porridge and the mushrooms on toast...fabulous ambience. A great place to put the world to rights..great wi-fi makes it a super place to work too.

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Thank Ian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: +44 1453 840021

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