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“fault less” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Box Brownie Coffee

Box Brownie Coffee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Description: Bringing darn good coffee to the Stratford masses. Monmouth espresso & guest beans from artisan roasters. Backing British farmers & our cake lady is a legend.
Bath
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fault less”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

perfect coffee and wonderful cakes - cosy, friendly

loo very inaccessible but an adventure to climb up the stairs inside a very old house to find the loo!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BathKaren10
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Came Cause of the Excellent Reviews...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

On a day-trip to Stratford, we visited Box Brownie because of all the wonderful reviews it seems to have on TripAdvisor. The coffee was really good and the "famous" brownie was rich and delicious. My fella ordered a shortbread though, I think it was Thyme flavoured? Was a bit odd tasting, but perhaps that's better suited to less-traditional pudding fans. But, after visiting and going ourselves... I would think that there are tons of other places around Stratford with a much better atmosphere. It seemed a bit pokey inside and bare, whilst the journey to the loo was a perilous one. The barista just kind of looked at us with a bored blank stare, wasn't as friendly as I expected them to be. If you wander around Stratford, there are TONS of places to eat or drink... I wonder how Box Brownie got its reputation?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jessa91
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CoffeeLover70, Owner at Box Brownie Coffee, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, and pleased to hear that you enjoyed the coffee and our legendary brownie! Thyme shortbread is an acquired taste ,however, and people do tend to either love it or hate it. The trip to the toilet is a long, steep and windy one we have to admit. There is an outside toilet for use if the trip isn't manageable for anybody. As for the bored, blank stare, you might mean our barista with the lazy eye. We've paid for him to have it corrected so it shouldn't happen again.
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England
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158 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Love everything about this place! Quirky in its homeliness with excellent products and friendly staff who know their stuff. No trip to Stratford is complete without coming here..I came here with a friend who is local and comes here regularly. Don't miss it because the frontage is very small!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patricia H
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Stratford!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Called by for a coffee (decaf cappuccino) after recommendations from colleagues and wasn't disappointed. Lovely knowledgeable staff and delicious coffee, will use again**

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joolsverne5
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London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Awesome brownies!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

On a short Stratford-upon-Avon trip we visited Box Brownie and were amazed by the brownie. The place is cute, but you can always go for take away if its too crowded. There were several orders. However, the guy preparing everything always remained calm and friendly - very good! I was lucky enough to get the last brownie. It was just amazing - soft and different chocolates inside. If you need a snack then try those brownies. Excellent!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Y_and_M12
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