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The Loaf

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Victoria House The Common, Crich, England
+44 1773 857074
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:30
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to admit, when I first entered this place I thought it would be an average kind of café, I was wrong! The food was lovely, and there are a variety of options available to suit everyone's taste. The staff were very friendly and they were all happy to help! I wish I could take this little gem with... More 

Thank Saavan T
Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting regularly on a Saturday for quite some time. The bread is excellent, fresh daily and an interesting selection at weekends but go early for the full selection. The food in the cafe is always good particularly the specials. However the service is rather patchy, there appears to be absolutely no system or plan, leading to slow... More 

Thank Derbyshirewalker76
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today , service fair not smiley or friendly and a bit chaotic ,Table very wobbly lost half my coffee, moved ourselves to another table then confusion over bill ! Lovely location and good quality food on the whole can tell you pay good attention to food quality , it's all in the detail, customer service is super important,cheap damp... More 

Thank sexybexyMidlands
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and we will take careful note of your comments about our service. Your point about the timing of the cutlery and napkins is something we can address easily. Andrew More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A review of this place should written and read with care. The premise includes a specialist artisan bakery which produces superb sour dough and flavoured breads. I have rarely eaten better bread, anywhere. The let down, and it is a huge let down, is the cafeteria. The place seems to be in a state of total disarray. Not only dirty... More 

1 Thank Timthetrainer
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to write such a full review. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience with us...this is not how customers normally feel and is certainly not the way we would like anyone to feel after a visit. We do have times when we are extremely busy and then suddenly everyone leaves at... More 

Ripley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service is a personal way. Only had a drink but was good either way. Bought a loaf to take home which was nice.

Thank gnasher110876
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear that you appreciated both our service and our products. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Simply great food, the bread is superb especially the pesto and walnut loaf - trying to get one home intact is impossible!

Thank Colinbullock
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Colin. I know what you mean about the walnut and pesto whirls...one of our bakers has one every Saturday morning on his break! More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A good local bakery with a 'smallish' seating area to eat in. Good for breakfast. Freshly baked croissants are fantastic as are their Portuguese tarts (to take home) when available.

Thank trevorp200
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have been making the Portuguese tarts towards the weekends since we opened over 8 years ago and are delighted that they continue to be so popular. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Fabulous selection of bread and cakes . Made a coffee and walnut cake on request so I could take some home for my daughter . Love the Crich squares. My son said the sweet chilli sausage rolls were amazing. I had the quiche of the day and salad, really tasty and delicious.

Thank Angiegreen1
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your food and that we were able to bake the cake for you. We will always try our best to make cakes for people on request. Andrew More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I don't normally give full marks to any review as it stops complacency. However I must say the prawn salad sandwich I recently had was the best and good value sandwich I have ever had. The place was spotless and the service excellent. Well done

Thank phildrowles
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words...most appreciated. Andrew More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

4 of us went for lunch .We have been going for years. We ordered and waited, 3 other tables who arrived after us were enjoying their food & drinks whilst we were still waiting......and waiting.... 3 meals were fine - very nice. However the chefs salad at £6.95 ? Was very poor value and did not include the ingredients specified... More 

Thank Agedpink2
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this review

I am very sorry you had such a disappointing visit on this occasion. When we are busy, we do our very best to take table orders in turn and serve food from the kitchen in the order in which people place their orders. Sometimes food which is quicker to cook or prepare will come out of the kitchen before more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria House The Common, Crich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Crich
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 857074
We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich and now also in Matlock, Derbyshire.We sell a wide range of specialist bakery products, home made café food and deli-style groceries. We make bread, cakes, pizzas, pies, quiches, salads, hot and cold snacks, soups and a whole load more deliciously irresistible, top-quality goodies. Most of what we serve is made from scratch and contains no additives or preservatives.

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