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1 Thompsons Close, Harpenden AL5 4ES, England
+44 1582 461321 ‎
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a meeting with someone at 11am and I had an hour to kill. Harpenden has all the major Coffee outlets, Starbucks,Costa and Cafe Nero which gives you an indication of the Clientele and Affluence of this beautiful Hertfordshire Town. As a Sole Trader myself I opted for an Independent, which I thought would offer something different. I ordered... More 

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Thank Chris E
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

My mind boggles when a review states "beware Italian in name only)! I go to Cafe Gusto up to 4 times a week for my Italian cappuccino. And twice weekly I have my 2 favourite (Italian) dishes, Pasta (chicken arrabiata) and pizza (chicken). Chef Marco, makes fresh food every day and he kindly tweaks the food to my liking (since... More 

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Thank sunmoon_UK
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Miserable, rude, unhelpful, food incredibly basic, badly displayed and inaccurately written in menu, i.e. what is written is not what you get. No apology for incorrect meal, no acknowledgement from staff as you enter or when you talk to them, they not interested

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Thank Jane G
Italy
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Have they changed management? Staff were not Italian nor was the tepid brown dish water, they called an espresso coffee. Are you Italian I asked? No. I complained about the coffee and was told "We are in England now"! says it all really. I was offered another but could see it would not resemble an Italian espresso. The food offerings... More 

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Thank peterandanna
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Easy to miss this tiny cafe off the main road. Nothing really unusual on the menu but sandwiches served nicely on china plates. Possibly a little expensive but not outrageous. Service a little slow and bill was not ready when we were ready to leave. Atmosphere was good - would recommend a reservation for busy times. Would happily go again.

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Thank Cathy-Freeman
london
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Love this place- staff are lovely and the breakfasts are great! Can't fault it. Opens very early too which is great for us early risers! Highly recommend.

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Thank 136pama
London
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First off I was surprised they were open so early on a Saturday, it was 7.30 & they already had a customer, so good for the early risers in town. I went with my wife & eldest daughter & we all chose the same breakfast from the menu, but two were altered without any issues or price changes, which does... More 

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Thank Martin R
Hertfordshire
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So nice to have a coffee and pastry in a place that's not a soulless high street chain shop. This is a pleasant venue to enjoy a civilised, but quiet break.

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Thank Renardmeister
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As an occasional visitor here and having read through the reviews, I can attest that they are all true. It is a great independent cafe with nice cakes. The service is very variable - staff sometimes sullen, sometimes friendly, and will be nice to your face but talk behind your back. Don't know about the ladies, but the gents toilet... More 

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Thank Mage B
UK
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice little coffee shop with a fantastic selection of home made cakes. Seating is limited as it's small, but definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Italian, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Thompsons Close, Harpenden AL5 4ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 461321 ‎

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