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“nice stop for afternoon cuppa”
Review of Zest

Zest
Ranked #48 of 148 Restaurants in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Good vegetarian/vegan options and can cater for Gluten Free diets. We serve speciality coffee with 2 choices of espresso roast and fully trained Baristas. We are a local and independent training cafe. We help to support people facing barriers to employment or with additional needs by providing a friendly, inclusive workplace to learn and develop :)
Reviewed November 10, 2013

stopped by with some of my elder family here today and will happily return for more coffee, tea and going by one of the party's scone, one of those or another cake from the selection. It is a nice warm relaxing place to stop and the staff are happy to help, clear and clean tables and make the stay comfortable. I don't mind paying up front either; if it was me I'd do the same.

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Thank Stopstick
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thankyou for your review! Feedback is so valuable to us for our improvement. If you liked the scones, then you will love what we are doing for St Andrews day on 30th November. We are going all out on the traditional Scottish Homebaking, with Traditional Homemade soups and our now famous Haggis Stovies!! We'd love to see you again...

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

great venue, excellent especially for the young and zestful at heart, atmosphere buzzing, spilling onto street with outside tables. Provide a loo for the general public which is great especially when the St Andrews public loos were shut, however they need a good clean and a lick of paint.

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Thank davinasully
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Really glad you enjoyed your visit with us at Zest, following your review we have repainted the bathrooms, retrained all staff to ensure bathrooms are kept to a high standard... and have more plans in place for even more re-sprucing!!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visited Zest for a coffee today which was fine. On visiting the toilet however it was a different story. No soap in dispenser, and the toilet door has a spring on it obviously salvaged from a wolverine trap. The door snapped shut on my fingers, 2 of which are now black and blue, and I fear I may lose a nail. The staff did get me some ice but that is not the point. There is no need for a spring loaded door, there is only one toilet and the lock is on another outer door. If this happened to a small child the consequences could be much worse. The spring should be removed.

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Thank ian m
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Killer door has been readjusted to make sure this doesn't happen again. Very sorry you had a bad experience, we would love to see you again.. and rest assured problem fixed!!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice food with good service but the surroundings in the back of the cafe were a bit tired which was a shame.

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Thank katherinejb
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Hi Katherine,

Thanks for your review, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit and i do agree with you about needing a spruce. We are currently encouraging feedback from our customers in order to prioritise what you guys would like us to work on most. We have plans in place for improvements over the next year, however as always its a little bit at a time. Thanks again.

lisa

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Visited St Andrews when on holiday and ha light lunch at Zest. Excellent value for money, friendly and helpful staff, and one of the best smoothies I have ever tasted.

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Thank Fiona A
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LisaZest, Owner at Zest, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thankyou for taking time to write a review we always appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed your smoothie, look forward to having you back in the future.

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