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“Lovely place for food.”
Review of cafe galatea - CLOSED

cafe galatea
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Excellent quality of food and the ice cream superb if back in glastonbury will be going back in would suggest to friends.

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Thank ROCKYRICKY
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

During my second stay in Glastonbury we had excellent food three nights in a row. The specials are always recommended. The cakes and desserts are very good. Friendly staff.

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Thank nebukatnesa
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

When we visit Glastonbury, we always have a meal here. The food is excellent along with a very friendly welcoming service. Atmospheric and cultural. A treat that we look forward to when we are in the area.

Thank treecat54
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice cafe with very friendly and helpful staff. Food choices for vegans and vegetarians were very tasty. Nice pictures for sale on the walls.

Thank 23Betty23
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

As a regular visitor to Glastonbury, I have patronised Café Galatea dozens of times. It has a legendary status as the meeting place for many people with esoteric interests - almost like a homely house in Tolkien's Middle Earth. Here you may find Gandalf-like figures with bushy eyebrows and beards, tarot readers working with permission on the premises, and unexpected experts in Glastonbury's archaeology, mythology, famous citizens, and all the associated crafts and workings that make the town "Avalon of the Heart". The Café takes a pride in the networking and access to information that can be found here, and the staff are surprisingly tolerant of the ad hoc meetings and travellers tales that often light up this venue (though this must test their patience sometimes). If you are on your own, you will not feel uncomfortable here and may well find yourself making new friends.

The reliable menu is carefully matched to cater for the demands of vegetarians (which I am not) and those who try to avoid artificial additives, microwaved dishes, such as mezzé and aviyal, pastas and veggie stir fries, enchiladas, tostadas, stuffed aubergines, spinach cannelloni, or mushroom pancake, most of which can be varied to customer's peculiarities; along with Pennard meads and organic wines (which I enjoy), obscure hedgerow beers, cordials and smoothies, spirits and liqueurs, herbal teas, coffees and beverages, as well as overheated tourists in need of real ice-cream (from Marshfield Farm) or downright indulgent cream teas and homemade cakes (which are really quite good).

For a long time service was regarded as friendly but a bit leisurely. On more recent visits I have noticed an improvement in this (without harming the tranquility) though, when it is packed out, you may expect to wait a long while to be seated. In fair weather the tables overflow onto the pavement. Café Galatea also offers wi-fi cyber café facilities and sells the sculptures, paintings, jewellery and cards that decorate the walls and windows.

[Footnote: In Greek legend, Galatea was the name of a statue carved in ivory, with which the sculptor (Pygmalion of Cyprus) fell in love. In answer to his prayers, Venus/Aphrodite brought the statue to life and the couple were married.]

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