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Cafe 21

21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 626646
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (43 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here today with a few friends and we all enjoyed the food. All the staff were so friendly and efficient and very helpful. You are able, within reason, to order what you would like, and the staff try to accommodate your choices....More

1  Thank joyce h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cafe with garden terrace. Great home cooking from great cakes and scones to generous sandwiches and hot classics like lasagne and curry. Great service. Best cafe in colchester.

1  Thank Charlotte O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a tastey Welsh Rarebit and some pots of tea on the garden whilst doing a bit of work. I had fantastic service and the food was great. I lovely little hide away in central Colchester

1  Thank DougieK3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I have eaten here a few times and are always greeted with a hello and a smile. The food is wonderful and also offers a great selection of gluten free alternatives which are according to my daughter “unbelievably good”. The table service...More

1  Thank Bracken2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Colchester for the day and stumbled across this cafe on the walk back to the car, the vegan breakfast billboard outside convinced us to go inside. And aren’t we glad we did, a really long building with lots of seats nice and clean. The...More

Thank BFG2323
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were away from our usual stamping ground of Southend-on-Sea and looking for somewhere that catered for vegans (and it had started to rain). So pleased to come across Cafe 21 with signs that showed they were vegan friendly. It was very busy but we...More

Thank vegangirl2016
simon m, Owner at Cafe 21, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

HI Veggangirl2016. Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to visit us at Cafe21 and for your review and kind words. We're always trying hard to improve our Vegan, Veggie, Gluten and Dairy free offerings so any- and all help, comments and reviews...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe great food and friendly service. Really cute seating area outside if the weather is nice. Quiche is the best.

Thank markgood7575
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Visiting my sister in Colchester and were looking for somewhere to sit outside for lunch as the weather was sunny but a little cool in the shade.Found the perfect table in the garden patio and edged it slightly more into the sun.Perfect. We were served...More

1  Thank Teresa K
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Superb location right in the centre of town (city) We only stopped for a cuppa and some cake. There was a very extensive lunch type menu. Great selection we can highly recommend the brownie (very very very chocolatey) and the lime and zucchini cake. The...More

1  Thank Jon W
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

First time here. Really good, my wife's gluten free and low lactose diet did raise an eyelid. They were really helpful and accommodating, they can do just about everything on the menu gluten free. We will be back.

1  Thank steamtrainian
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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
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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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