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“Lovely food”

The Star Anise Arts Cafe
Ranked #16 of 139 Restaurants in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shropshire
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

I am not a vegetarian but I would recommend this to everyone. The food is out of this world, in fact I ŵant the cook book! It is so healthy and big portions. It is a fun place and always seems busy. I like healthy food good service and atmosphere. There is lots to read on a big notice board. You have to get the key to the loo, so when you do, take time to. Dad the notice board.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Stroud, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

A great little place - it's just a shame it can get so crowded at weekends when the service also tends to be very slow too. Ideal during the week though. The food is always fresh and delicious.

  • Visited December 2011
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Lovely people and great setting. complemented our stay perfectly

Visited April 2012
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Friendly, buzzy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I love the happy, friendly feel of this cafe. The attention given to the quality of the ingredients, their preparation and the service are outstanding. Lunch menu short, but always changing and with surprises every so often. Excellent range of cakes, many gluten and sugar-free, all made in house. And the best coffee for miles around.

Visited April 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A quirky menu to be sure”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

My wife and I visited Stroud during April. We stumbled upon the Star Anise only as a place to get out of the rain, and I must admit my heart sank when I realised it was a vegetarian café.

That said, the choice and variety of food is pretty extensive for such a small place. Service was quick and friendly, without being too fussy. Clearly it has a particular clientele, but the omnivores amongst you will probably find something you like.

Pastries, which are all home-made on the premises, are tasty enough but too expensive.

Tea was good, and served in generous teapots.

  • Visited April 2012
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