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Cafe 21

21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 626646
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a lovely place. Enjoyed a great pot of tea and the homemade cinnamon scones are amazing. Staff are lovely and friendly. I notice a previous comment about toilets. This is an old building so it is not modern and swish but it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 980hayleyr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had a coffee in this lovely place and took us out of the busy streets of Colchester during the Christmas rush and treated us very well and gave us great coffee ❤️❤️❤️

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nody2795
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very attentive but the ambience of the place was poor. The toilets were very poor. The food was adequate.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank priscillaamos
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Fantastic place to celebrate Christmas with friends, 16 of us attended. The staff where Excellent and very friendly , Food was very tasty and varied menu to cater for all. Would recommend a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lesley R
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This was my husband and I's first visit and we will definitely returning. We were greeted by a friendly welcoming member of staff, 5); food is fresh, hot and tasty. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicola P
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic little hideaway. Great coffee, lovely staff and a tasty menu. The breakfast waffle stack was awesome and set me up for the day nicely. 100% recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 584marke
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I have been here a few times, either with friends or family. Service is always good, staff are friendly and welcoming even when under huge pressure because they are busy. Food is delicious and they have a good choice- accomodating large and small appetites and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sunnydayz2013
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I have often used Cafe 21 to meet friends and family. The staff are always so friendly and helpful. There is always plenty to choose from. It's also lovely in the summer time to sit out in the garden. Sitting there you wouldn't guess your...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank evanskc74
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This cafè had 2 vegan options for lunch. I chose the Curry. It had lots of flavour without being too Spicy. I did not like the coffee!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed September 16, 2018

went alone for a shopping break at around 14:00 early September. The seats were comfy, the indoor tables had checks-pattern plastic mats on, and it felt quite spacious and cosy inside. There are more seats at the back, which the back had loads of willow...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank windywoody
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 626646
  • E-mail
Cafe 21 is housed in a grade 2 listed building on Trinity St in the heart of Colchesters old town(just a few yards from The Library/ Marks & Spencers). Local,award winning suppliers bring us the best from the markets daily and We take great care turn the ingredients into mouthwatering savoury and sweet delights for all. Freshly baked sweet and savoury waffles, smoked salmon and organic farm fresh scrambled eggs, freshly baked scones daily,Banana & toffee porridge eggs benedict and so much more all help to make up a fabulous menu that changes with the seasons. Add to this- great coffees and a vast range of quality teas from all around the world, locally produced fruit juices, plus good wine from further afield and you have cafe 21. Pop in and try us- you'll love us!!
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