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“Some of the best coffee I have ever drunk”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafemonde

Cafemonde
Ranked #35 of 200 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Some of the best coffee I have ever drunk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

A really great vibe, with friendly welcomes and attentive service. Bacon and scrambled eggs to die for. Some of the best coffee I have ever drunk.

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“My favourite place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Love this cafe. We live 5 minutes from this cafe and we go very regularly. Sad to see negative reviews, this is not our experience. The bubbly blonde making the drinks ( Sadie) is fabulous. Yes it is busy , yes it is manic at times but it is a such a great fun place .

Visited October 2013
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Thank Blueskies B
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It has gone downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Used to rate Cafe Monde as a place to go but unfortunately the emphasis on the customer has deteriorated and I have subsequently found better and quite frankly much nicer places to go in Winchester (Ginger Two and Caracoli are worth a visit!) No more rude staff and cramped tables.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ACB141
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Organised Chaos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love this little cafe, awesome huge plates of tasty food (the Bikers fix is a great way to start the day) lovely busy atmosphere, fun staff and just a friendly lovely spot especially when its sunny. great place to people watch.

Visited October 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Such a shame”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

A planned University reunion brought us back to our fantastic memories of Café Monde. We visited the café on multiple occasions and wanted to re-live our University experience and have all the good memories flood back to us.

Unfortunately this wasn't the case. We were shown to our table by a very efficient member of staff. After choosing our drinks, they all arrived at different times, tea, then orange juices with a good 5minute gap between. One of the members of our party had task for a glass of water 3 times over a period of twenty minutes.

We could see the restaurant was very busy and didn't make a fuss. We were informed after twenty minutes of waiting the food wold be an additional 15 minutes, we were thankful that we were informed. However, 15 minutes turned into another 50 minutes. By this time, our drinks were empty, reluctant to purchase more we just sat and waited, slowly getting more irritable.

After the food arrived one dish completely wrong (it was sent back), we rushed to finish it as 1 1/2 hours of our day had been wasted on waiting for our breakfast.

Feeling a little disgruntled we moved our way downstairs to pay and try to explain our experiences (in a helpful, manor not aggressive by any means) to be met by the manager to say 'Fine go then' before we even got a chance to explain.

As women who all work in successful businesses, mainly in customer service we were completely shocked and taken aback by the unprofessional and rude reply to which we were trying to help. We were by no means looking for a 'free breakfast' in fact, I'd have much rather paid full whack for a breakfast and enjoyed the whole experience.

Disappointingly we won't be going back, and we most certainly won't have the same memories of our favourite café.

Beautiful food, great atmosphere, terrible management but hardworking waiting staff.
(hire more waiting staff to adhere to the amount of tables you cater for)

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Katewych
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