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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was lovely once it actually arrived! It wasn’t busy but our order of 3 coffees took 20 minutes until we had to remind them about our order! And then when we received our coffees he was unapologetic and quite rude! But other than that...the coffee was nice.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Peter Connolly, Owner at Ginger Cow Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You know, when we make a mistake we put our hands up and on this occasion we apologised to you three times - once at the counter when you came storming in after waiting 20 minutes and twice outside. Your ticket got misplaced and clearly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute perfection breakfast and latte. Wish i could clone this cafe and place it in every town it is so so good owners and staff are briliant.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Lovely dog friendly caff. Friendly, polite and welcoming staff. Just pop in for Tea/Coffee, cake, meal, or just toast. Eat in or take away nothing is too much trouble

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

What a find! Stopping in Coningsby on our way home we saw this cafe on the Main Street. It had tables inside and out and a menu which ran to several,pages. We only wanted a quick bite so ordered a fish finger sandwich each. On...reflection we should have shared one. Lovely granary bread with salad and crammed with fish. Tartare sauce, a bowl of coleslaw and a complete dressed salad on the side. On the way out we noticed the array of cakes too, but perhaps next time. Might even detour next time especially. Great food, friendly efficient service, even wheelchair accessible, what more could you want?More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

An outstanding family run cafe the food was lovely and all the cakes looked delicious. We would thoroughly recommend this place!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

This isn’t a food complaint at all - the bacon, brie and cranberry sandwich is delicious. I popped in for a couple of sandwiches. Was greeted virtually immediately by serving staff and asked if I was having takeaway or eating in. I said takeaway and...the lady said she’d be with me in a minute. No problems yet. After what felt like an age (at least 2 songs had played on the radio by this point whilst she made coffees) it was eventually my turn. She asked what I wanted and then tapped the order out into the till and then I paid. I thought to myself, why have I been made to wait so long to order when my order literally took 15 seconds to run through the till. I asked the lady after I’d stewed for a little while, thinking to myself my order could be so much further along, and being prepared in the kitchen whilst the lady carried on with her coffee making. She replied that she did things in order, with seemingly no mind that some things take longer than others, or that perhaps the kitchen staff could be cracking on with a food order whilst she did the drinks! Long story short I spoke to presumably the owner when she stepped away from the counter and he said she’s very experienced and that’s just the way she does things. I tried to explain that perhaps if the front of house staff did a bit of triage on the orders then people wouldn’t have to wait as long. This had no effect on the owner and I walked away from there very frustrated. To summarise, if you have a lot of spare time or aren’t in a rush then the food here is ace, the ordering process could be so much smoother and efficient.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Peter Connolly, Owner at Ginger Cow Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2024

Thanks for your feedback and firstly let me say we're sorry if you had to wait longer than you expected to place your order. You are correct, you were greeted immediately and this is to ensure you hadn't felt ignored, however you really have to...More

Reviewed 26 January 2024

Fantastic cafe food is to die for. If you stay at tattershall dont waste your money on their food, go to the .ginger cow for breakfast and lunch Best food for miles, with service with a smile

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely coffee house warm and welcoming. First visit but will definitely be back. Food and coffee is good with a good breakfast menu. We bought some brownies which were absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

I was passing through and in need of a quick pick me up on a long drive. I found the Ginger Cow on trip advisor and was not disappointed. Excellent coffee, an amazing range of cakes and superb service. Lovely atmosphere and great prices.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Try to time the dog getting groomed nearby so I can have lunch. Been in a couple of times on my own, and once with partner. Always feel really welcome and comfortable. Food is yummy and super fresh. Hubby brought me back a panini today,...they even offered advice on heating up. Coleslaw is lovely too. If the owner reads this, the website shows as not secure when I access from my phone.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Peter Connolly, Owner at Ginger Cow Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2023

Thank you for your review, it's a pleasure to serve you :-) The website secure certificate was being updated - if you refresh your browser you should find it all shows okay now.

Reviewed 26 September 2023

Delicious food, great value, staff were friendly and helpful, the brownies/traybakes were delicious (had to stock up as we left)… 💯 recommend… definitely be going back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

This is the first time I have been to this coffee house, and it we excellent, the staff are lovely, the coffee wonderful, and we couldn't go without having cake, which was enormous, and such good value. I would certainly recommend, but probably best to...book first, as it was very busy.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Went here for breakfast was disappointed that has I don’t eat Lincolnshire sausages has I hate sage they wouldn’t let me have something else to replace it felt this was odd has all the cafes I been in have no problem with this. I ended...up having a bacon and mushroom sandwich which was nice but mushrooms were to thick and needed to be thinner in my opinion. I would recommend themMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely cakes and milkshakes…seriously let down by a very rude manager! Not sure why you would be rude to paying customers…if you want them to come back! The girls working there have much better customer service skills!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Absolutely fantastic lunch (simple) Ham egg and chips, but really nice and excellent value. Lots of nice stuff on the menu,,,,and don't even start me on the fresh, home made cakes! the cakes are first class and fresh. I would highly recomend giving them a...try.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Ginger Cow Cafe & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5