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“Well worth a walk to the station”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tutti Frutti en route!Amazing coffee, hot chocolate and teas. Sublime handmade soup and sandwiches. Sweet treats and delicious ice cream.Come and enjoy a wonderfully eclectic selection of scrumptious savoury and sweet, handmade goodies, including the most amazing ice cream and sorbets, made daily on site. Ingredients are local milk and cream, fresh fruit and handmade toppings. The selection changes most days - come and try them... Suggest your own favourite flavours!Our brilliant happy team are waiting to help you - always, anytime. Looking forward to meeting you. Come on in - YOU ARE WHAT WE'RE ABOUT!
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“Well worth a walk to the station”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for a coffee after reading the recommendations. The coffee is superb and the cake is amazing and obviously homemade. The staff also take the time for a chat and really make you feel welcome.

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“Best coffee and brilliant service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

A delightful experience from beginning to end. Why anyone would go to Costa for their coffee when they could visit Tutti Frutti is beyond me.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and lovely ice cream and coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have a lot of respect for these people, they work till stupid hours, deal with drunk imbosiles in the evening and still are the nicest people i have met! they are always so talkative and polite, you can't fault the service at all. it's such a shame this lovely little shop is in the ugly train station, if it was elsewhere in town i sure their business would increase as well.

  • Visited January 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Interrupt your train journey to try this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

I can only agree with other reviews - the coffee is much better than 'chain' coffee shops, the cakes are TRULY home-made and delicious, and the service is unfailingly polite, friendly and efficient.

If you are on a train journey through Reading, or you are in Reading town centre, you really should give it a try. Ignore the obvious choices of Boots, West Cornwall Pasties and Costa that flank them and support independent, quality small business by using Tutti Frutti.

I'm not an ice cream fan, but my wife and son tell me it is superb.

I hope that when the new revamped Reading station opens in 2014 this place goes from strength to strength.

  • Visited February 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous ice cream and coffee and wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having read all the positive reviews of Tutti Frutti on Trip Advisor, my partner and I felt we had to go and sample their wares to judge for ourselves if the quality and standards were as good as reviewers have made out.

They were!

The ice creams were heavenly and we concur with others that these are the best we have enjoyed in the town. My partner had trifle and cherry and I had caramel oreo cookie and strawberry. There were ten flavours to choose from, though the proprietor explained that he could prepare any one of thirty flavours and that if we telephoned the day before a visit to request a particular flavour he would prepare it for us. Such customer service is so rare these days but is wonderful to see and reflects how much the proprietor and his staff put their customers' interests first.

We tried the flat white coffees having read the recommendations in this thread; these were gorgeous and again we would say the best in town. We didn't get around to trying any cakes but will look forward to that pleasure on our next visit.

Tutti Frutti also sells a range of traditional sweets in jars, including a small sugar free range. They have something for everyone's tastes.

The cafe is small but is the jewel in the crown of Reading Station and it deserves every word of praise which reviewers have heaped upon it. I must mention again the wonderful service we received; we were allowed to taste the ice creams and nothing, and I do mean nothing, was too much trouble for the staff. They were smiling and pleasant throughout and this, together with the excellent quality of ices and coffees, only makes us want to return for more.

  • Visited January 2013
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