We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Small, Quaint and Great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?
Ranked #115 of 516 Restaurants in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Small, Quaint and Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I happened upon this small cafe today. We had a great lunch.

She is lactose intolerant and I am allergic to legumes (soy, nuts, etc.). The waitress was happy to order up modified dishes from the menu.

My wife had a custom salad that included all her favorites: cucumbers, beets, sweet corn, etc. It was so fresh and delicious she didn't even need to add salad dressing. I had mozzarella cheese, tomatoes topped off with fresh basil picked from a plant in the kitchen and a delicious warm homemade baquette.The tea was delicious as well.

This is a very small cafe (twenty people would fill it) so try to go off hours or reserve a table ahead of time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank d35pmartin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    60
    7
    3
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Popped in to this quaint little coffee shop today whilst in town.
Lovely panini and lovely poached egg on toast.
A friendly atmosphere right on the centre of town.
I would recommend this coffee shop if you need half hour to compose yourself before round 2 of retail therapy.
Also child friendly which was good with a new born.
Will be visiting again

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Crazybaresi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent for allergies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Have eaten here loads of times and they are fantastic for people with allergies. I have been ale to eat many things gluten free and my daughter is able to have a lot of things egg free too, my Barrie place to eat in Northampton and exceptional value

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Rebecka E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northants
Level Contributor
198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is lovely cafe/Tea-Room, the ladies that run it are fantastic
. They obviously have great pride in their establishment, offering really nicely made cakes, soups light snacks and specials which can either be brunch or lunch. There is also a daily meal which is always brilliant quality and value. I have seen lovely afternoon teas being served and can't wait to try one!
Here, the staff are REALLY interested in their customers, thank you Ladies.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Bats7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unbeatable quality and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is a fantastic tea-room, where you can have superb tea or coffee (which they get from the excellent shop Blenders just up the road) and home-made cakes which REALLY ARE home-made. But if you want something a little more substantial, well, you won't get a greasy fry-up here but I can heartily recommend the bacon muffins (with or without a fried egg).
But the best value is reserved for their hot meal of the day-a few weeks back I had a plate of belly pork with all the trimmings, a MERE £4.95! I have paid double that on many occasions elsewhere, and again, it is properly cooked on the premises. Home made soup is always an alternative, you wouldn't want it as a starter because its a meal in itself!
Today the hot meal was Poached salmon, boiled potatoes, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. £5.95 for this and it was Delicious with a capital D.
Brunch, light lunch, or afternoon tea, this place is a real find. Friendly staff too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank alastair_fawn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Are You Being Served? also viewed

Northampton, Northamptonshire
Northampton, Northamptonshire
 
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Northampton, Northamptonshire
 

Been to Are You Being Served?? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing