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“Surbiton Foodie: the best cooking and coffee you'll ever find”
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Foodie
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surbiton Foodie: the best cooking and coffee you'll ever find”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

You might not guess it from the outside, but lovely little Foodie serves the most mouthwatering food (breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes, you name it) you'll ever eat. I love the sarnies and soups but my all-time favourite is their buttery, herby, mushrooms on toast. The custard tart is just superb, too. Everything is freshly made by gifted chef Justin and his kitchen team and I have never ordered anything that was less than delicious in all the years I've been going there. My family, friends and I have eaten everywhere else in Surbiton and there's nowhere to touch it. Justin's wife Jo is the barrista who has basically ruined me for coffee anywhere else. My favourite is her flat white. Her charming, friendly welcome is half the reason anyone rocks up day after day. All the staff are incredibly friendly, actually. Don't be put off if it looks full from outside - there are loads of tables upstairs! There's even a tiny terrace for when it's sunny.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
384 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Lovely independent with great cakes”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

It's really nice to find a good indi place that fights to exist despite the plethora of big branded coffee shops surrounding this tiny place. It does great coffee, great cakes and even has a great loyalty scheme that gives far more back that Nero across the road, or Costa close by. Support our independent coffee shops! It's worth it.

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Thank Ian R
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Chessington, Surrey
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Looks no biggger than a shoebox, but the happy service, fresh food and excellent coffee are great. Take you food and drink up stairs out of the way and relax for a while.

You have your usual Costas and Starbuck's (no problem I go there also), but if you want something a bit more personal and not big chain feel then give Foodie's a try.

They do some lovely fresh cake, pastries and tarts.

The atmosphere is very relaxed, with no rushing. I will return soon.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Surbiton”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

My vice is coffee and Foodie serves the best coffee in Surbiton by far. In fact, I would go as far to say that it's on par to Monmouth, Taylor St Baristas and Caffe Vergnano!

  • Visited May 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food! A real gem!”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Having lived in Surbiton for a few years we have sampled all of the cafe breakfasts on offer. Foodie is by far the best. They have such an interesting and diverse menu with really high quality ingredients. Cooked to perfection.

It sometimes takes a little while to come out once ordered but is definitely worth the wait.

Highlights are the smoothies, coffee and the Eggs Foodie.

Thoroughly recommend them.

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