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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Ian W
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a daytime coffee with friends who had two young children. Great place for this type of visit. It is vibrant and the young waitress who was taking drinks outside was very friendly. It's clean and welcoming inside and out. However, this was all spoiled for me when I paid £2.80 for a slice of pecan pie. This would... More 

Thank Honu72
Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This well patronised cafe never disappoints, friendly efficient staff set the tone and the regulars attest to this being a place to return to. Delicious vegetarian food is on offer complimented by great coffee and nice baked goods. A place to linger, write an email, a report, have a meeting, bring the children, all happening when we were there and... More 

Thank AnnaKP22
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dairy free and vegan/vegetarian options. The soup's always change and are always delicious. Lots of dairy free milk choices. My favourite is their soya latte, which is slightly watery but still a great coffee. Their bread is thick and wholemeal so very healthy yet delicious.

Thank dairyfreefoodie
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a flavoursome vegetarian breakfast plus good cappuccino in the sun. Highlights were the (Unami) flavour of the mushrooms, great scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough. Usual a bit different Star Anise atmosphere which makes this the cafe of choice in Stroud.

Thank Rossem
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great veggie food and at a really good price too. Earlier in the day we went to another vegetarian cafe for breakfast which sadly served up cheap sliced brown bread and weak milky coffee. After this disappointing experience we were rather pleased to find the food at the Star Anise was of a high standard and really tasty. The Star... More 

Thank DoofyRaoul
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Visited on a Friday night with friends specifically to see Woman Wants Tall Man playing. The café is bright and modern with plenty of artwork on the walls. The staff were friendly and professional. The food was delicious, the very best of vegetarian fare. Being a special music night the price on the door included a plate of food and... More 

Thank Silvergirl735764
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Been here loads of times! Love every kind of food on offer. The vegetarian selection is excellent and every dish on offer is healthy and tasty in equal measure

Thank Gopal S
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had lunch here, delighted to find vegan options for both main meal and dessert. Friendly and fast service, good and varied menu. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

Thank fanakapan34
Wales, UK
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Wonderfully different veggie food, freshly prepared with sparkling flavours. A very welcome recommendation from a friend who lives nearby.

Thank Gringreen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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: 01453840021

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