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21 Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I have eaten here many time over the years - always very good value. Simple menus, freshly cooked breakfasts and lunches with a good choice of fresh sandwiches and cakes/buns. And they will always make up whatever you like if they can. Fast and friendly mostly. Décor needs some attention these days but the Matabeau is generally clean and tidy.... More 

Thank johnaC5183QJ
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is so so cheap and the low prices is what brings me back every time I visit Hereford. Big portions with low prices.

Thank Bright_brenda
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

ordered the largest breakfast they had on the menu, it was perfect, nice coffee to wash it down. didn't have to wait to long for it, and felt full after eating it, been going here since the 70s, place has never changed, also recommend the cheese and onion crusty rolls

Thank mick c
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Needed food urgently and to a budget, so didn't have high expectations with this dated looking cafe. Food was served fairly quickly and at a pretty decent price. However the cutlery felt sticky and unclean and the tables were no better. The food was pretty good though, although the cup of tea was poured through old tea leaves in a... More 

Thank TaffyTraveller1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

had breakfast here was not good kids had milkshake had black bits floating in it.bread for sausage sandwich was dry,

Thank Sue C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

At first glance this place seemed reasonably clean and as it was pouring with rain and we only wanted a light bite we decided to give it a try. We ordered a baked potato with chicken curry, an English breakfast and to large mugs of tea. We found somewhere to sit. Whilst waiting for our food we realised that this... More 

1 Thank Sarah W
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We've been going here for 40 years and it's still our cafe of choice. Good value, nice atmosphere and good food and drinks

Thank Nett S
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This cafe was a big part of my childhood, visited often with my Mum as a child, and later to meet with friends as a teenager. Further to this still visited on the odd occasion I returned to my home town of Hereford. Sadly this cafe has been left to rot, and is well below any sort of standards expected... More 

Thank KrissC54
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Was looking for a greasy spoon after a long night shift, and this cafe was recommended to me. Opens at 8am so I did have to wait for it to open, which I was't over the moon about but did anyway. I got a vegetarian cooked breakfast and had to order an extra fried egg as it only comes with... More 

Thank Michelle S
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

What was once a clean well presented cafe sadly is no more. Very dirty, food not very nice and a bit over priced. Far better places to visit

Thank HerefordDrinker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hereford
  • Phone Number: 265066

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