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21 Commercial Street, Hereford HR1 2DE, England
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Sarah W
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars 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
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The food was good, the price was very reasonable and the staff were very helpful. It is in need of a lick of paint and some new furniture, but it is very good value for the money you pay.

Thank James1951edry
Caloundra, Australia
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208 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Visited for lunch on Friday 4th December. Have visited a few times over the years for lunch or coffee. Very basic café with canteen style self service. Could do with a refurb but otherwise the place is kept clean. On this visit staff were very helpful & friendly. Will visit again.

1 Thank Michael-4551
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Decent enough food for what you pay. I've never ha any cause to complain. Good choice of hot and cold food from sandwiches to main meals, staff are always friendly and chatty, apart from the woman that cleans the tables. Don't get in her way or she will probably run you over with her trolley!!! Nice to sit outside and... More 

Thank Trevor O
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Been going for over 20 years, atmosphere is very relaxing and food is very good quality, even with the cheap prices! Great with a family of up to 1-8, there are 3 tables that have 8 seats. Tables without chairs for people with a disability, a table with 1 chair and a gap for a disability wheelchair, the rest have... More 

Thank Fiona D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?