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$4 - $11
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Cafe, British, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and the food is great! They are always very helpful and you can ask for vegan options

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

I passed my driving test in Colchester today and my dad and I decided to have lunch here to celebrate. I was met with congratulations and a warm welcome from the staff who looked after us naturally and brilliantly thereafter. The food was perfectly cooked...and tasted delicious. The coffee was okay too. Both were very reasonably priced. The atmosphere and service were both impeccable and the waitresses were some of the friendliest people I could have hoped to meet on what was quite a nerve-racking day! I would thoroughly recommend this diner. Thank you for your warm welcome - I will remember it for a long time to come.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

This place is the go to for breakfast without a doubt! I recommend the mega!! its huge and is great value for money. fried bread worth a go too

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Lovely food with a first class service. Food was served extremely quick. The quality of food was extremely good value for the price. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

Food was fairly quick and decent despite the cutlery we received having someone's manky old food still on it! They brought over my friends food with the wrong type of potato and when we questioned it, the waitress said "well that is what's on the...ticket" and got really defensive even though we stated it wasn't her fault but it wasn't ours either! It was like it was coming out of her wages... Would never go back, was like we had just killed her Nan or wiped poo on her faceMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

Food was tasty! Great that they have a veggie option for a full breakfast. Felt it was value for money. They were strict with making sure every customer checked in on the nhs app and cleaned tables after every use but then was let down...by the toilets not being very clean and tables being close together with no partitions.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

Nice food, a bit pricey but you get what you pay for just unfortunate that the woman on the till was so rude, I`m sorry but i wouldn`t want to put money in her pocket again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2021 via mobile

Came back for my first cooked breakfast since lockdown ended- I’ve missed it so much! Was absolutely delicious as always. Top quality ingredients making a mighty fine breakfast. Now they have extra tables outside during Covid restrictions and a very safe entry/exit procedure.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2021

If you are a local, visitor or international tourist; then you will LOVE this world famous meal. The Full English Breakfast. You will be served at minimum, premium fried eggs, thick meaty butcher quality sausage densely packed with some of the sweetest tasting pork you'll...ever bite, the thickest cut bacon with a generous amount of fat to keep the brain tingling, a golden potato based side to bind all of the amazing proteins together, mushrooms cooked perfectly to retain their forest twang, beans with a sensual Smokey flavour and toast either toasted or fried. If this doesn't get your mouth drooling, you probably need to see a doctor.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020

I had roast pork dinner with all the trimmings and plenty of it.delivered on time nice and hot. I was very happy and will use them again.big thumbs up from me😃

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 8, 2020

Excellent service and food was yummy. Definitely worth ordering from . Desserts were also lovely. Good to support a local business during lockdown.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

I found this beauty last year and ever since me and my flatmates have ordered regular breakfasts when we aren't allowed to access the kitchen (due to weekly deep cleaning because of covid) Affordable delicious food that never let's you down. However there seems to...be a discrepancy if you order drinks via just eat as zero coke on just eat comes up as full fat coke on the order from the restaurant. They're usually very quick to make replacements or refunds though!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Excellent service with a snail. Went here for breakfast 8 September. We had a bid breakfast and also ham egg and chips. The ingredients were of great quality and at a good price. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Just popped to the diner for a lovely breakfast and they have yet again exceeded my expectations and so full now ready for the day ahead! My friend and I had a big Breakfast and we demolished all the food on our plates! I would...happily come here everyday if I could as they have never let me down with the standard of the service and how lovely they are and the food and drinks! You always feel welcome once you step foot in the premises and you will never have to wait long to be served!100% Reccomend! Must try..More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2020

I absolutely love the Eat Inn Cafe! I've brought family here, recommended to friends and always had great reviews from them too. However, one person let's down the whole experience - Jackie! There's always a weird atmosphere between the staff here and I constantly hear...Jackie moaning about members of staff. On one occasion I witnessed a young lady wiping away her tears whilst trying to do her job. From what I can make out from the staff it's Jackies brother that owns the cafes but you'd think from her unnecessary power trip attitude, its her. I've always hated the thought of leaving a negative review for this place because the staff are lovely so I've decided to leave my review after recently having an experience where Jackie wasn't working. It was lovely - the staff were happy, bubbly and created a lovely experience. To the boss: I understand she may be a relative but believe me when I say - this women is holding back what your business could be. Like I say - can't ever knock the food and the staff apart from one are incredible.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Yes absolutely they take cards. They get really busy because they're so popular so booking at weekends is advised, but during the week you'll be fine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eat Inn Diner

Yes, Eat Inn Diner offers takeout services.

Yes, Eat Inn Diner offers delivery services.

Eat Inn Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4