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2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
+44 1799 522892
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 1 year old appreciated the bread to keep the hunger in check, the 4 year old appreciated the colouring to keep her entertained and I appreciated the gin taster at 11 am to keep my sanity eating out with 2 small kids (and a husband who ordered himself cake and the kids a sandwich, that was never going to... More 

Thank CarolinesPassport
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe is long established and Wilkins & Sons influence is improving things. Sausage sandwich was very good improved by brown sauce. Possible re think on service/payment process might assist. Waitresses taking payment rather than going to cash desk is better although that would remove the opportunity for people to purchase other Wilkins & Co products which are conveniently placed there.... More 

Thank Chescaislovely
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here today and sat outside as fine weather. The staff were pleasant and the jacket potatoes we had were well cooked and nicely presented.

Thank Karen M
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in this lovely tea room on Valentine's Day. The service was brilliant, lovely friendly staff & very prompt service, even though extremely busy. The food was fresh, plentiful and very tasty; we couldn't manage a piece of cake, unfortunately, as the choice available was mouth-wateringly wonderful! We will visit another day for a cream tea or tea &... More 

1 Thank Heyer100
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe, delicious food and super friendly staff, very welcoming and the cakes are fantastic! Highly recommend.

1 Thank Max H
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really busy when we arrived and very noisy. The tables are placed at odd angles and are very close together. After a short wait we were given menus but not asked for our drinks order. When the waitress finally returned we ordered, then she snatched the menus away before I had a chance to even close it. The food... More 

Thank danilou21
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this cafe today with my mother as used to visit all the time when it was Gluttons and loved it!! How times have changed ..... ordered a prawn sw on white which turned up on brown. No problem people make mistakes so sent it back with the huffy waitrese. The correct sw arrived and the prawns had freezer... More 

1 Thank Lisa M
London, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to try here for lunch. On entering the cafe we stood for so long with staff walking past and ignoring us we decided to find a table ourselves. We then sat for longer and I had to ask a waitress to bring us menus. After a couple of minutes with the menus another waitress came... More 

1 Thank Mgnlj2112
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Very canteen-like decor which makes the atmosphere difficult to enjoy. Polite service but nothing special - reminds me a bit of soulless but perfectly polite cafes in the supermarkets like Waitrose. The cake was delicious, the coffee was good, the service was quick enough and the place was really busy - however it would be so much nicer if the... More 

Thank BlondeFoodie
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I visited the Courtyard cafe yesterday for my daily morning cuppa and due to having just received bad news was not in the best of spirits. These were soon lifted however by the ever delicious lemon drizzle cake and my regular waitress beaming me a welcoming smile. I do think this cafe is exceptional due to its staff. They are... More 

2 Thank ingerhmadsen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 522892

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