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The Living Cafe

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28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
01622 756 445
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute cafe, friendly staff, varied menu. Had veggie breakfast and an English breakfast, both very tasty. Friendly and efficient service. Would recommend and look forward to visiting again.

Thank nicki7008
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maidstone has lots of cafes of varying quality, this is personally my favourite for breakfast and coffee. Really good quality English breakfasts and similar dishes. The staff are friendly.

Thank Sodyathen
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit this cafe! The staff are friendly and the food is so tasty and well priced! Can't recommend the fish finger sandwich enough

Thank bitzy_12
Rochester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine wee cafe. Clean and well presented. Freshly cooked food excellent. Service first rate. Prices very reasonable. Will return ... as soon as the central Maidstone traffic works are completed.

1 Thank ARW7_12
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Had finished our drinks but he time the good came, my bacon was very fatty, the cafe it's self was cold . Found the menu very limited .

Thank Gillian W
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for breakfast when shopping in Maidstone, it's only small inside but makes up for that with the quality of service and food, very friendly lady served us, breakfast was freshly cooked and nothing seemed too much trouble for her. ( we were a bit fussy and made a few changes to our breakfast.) I would definitely... More 

2 Thank spikey1967
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Have been in a few times for the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on brown toast brunch which is lovely! Sit in the little courtyard around the back, tucked away and a lovely sun trap on a nice day!

2 Thank Angie0108
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

What a gem ! Best BLT I've had in ages ! Small little cafe but amazing food well priced lovely atmosphere lovely friendly staff will defo be back !

2 Thank Claire D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a real gem. We are now regulars. The breakfasts are gorgeous and it's a pretty, sunny place. It's right in the heart of Maidstone (near the Hazlett).

3 Thank Melanie G
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Friendly service, freshly cooked food. My salmon /eggs benedict was decent but just lacked seasoning and the sauce was ok.

Thank sam372

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: 01622 756 445

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