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The Old Courthouse Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


US$3 - US$8
Soups, Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Wonderful little cafe within pleasant, well kept gardens with playground discovered by chance today as nearby Barnet Museum wasn't open yet. Delightful staff - prompt service and absolutely delicious top quality home-made food and drink - I tried the unusual sounding toasted tuna/apple sourdough sandwich...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank suky g
348sophiat, Owner at The Old Courthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear Suky G, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review! We are really glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon. Regards, Team Courthouse.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Very helpful staff, delicious cake, good coffee and tea. Nice touches with magnetic fishing game for the children - and adults. Looked like a good range of food for such a small place. Hope they are able to keep going, not sure how many of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I saw this little gem listed near me when I was dropping my kids off at school on Saturday morning. Now, first things first, finding the place! As you walk/drive down the main road there is a tiny driveway, it is down that driveway then...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

After reading and hearing wonderful things about this little gem we thought we would try for ourselves. Despite online saying they close at 17.00 they said they were closing at 16.00 today. We arrived at 15.5o and they still happily made us a hot drink...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Always lovey! Shame it closes at 5pm in the summer holidays. Would be amazing if it opened later so we could take children there after Nursery/school.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Had no idea this was here until a friend took us this weekend. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine with friends. Food good and efficient service. Looking forward to going lots this summer.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 400tessa1972
348sophiat, Owner at The Old Courthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi, We’re so glad you’ve found us and look forward to seeing you lots too! We really appreciate the feedback, thanks for taking the time to review us. Regards Team Courthouse

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Staff are unfailingly friendly, the tuna & apple sandwich is delicious, and the coffee and hot chocolate beat the chains hand down. Shame about the lack of wifi though, unfortunately I don't agree that the 4G connection is good, although I can see that it's...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank outofoffice2
348sophiat, Owner at The Old Courthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Outofoffice2, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, especially for the 5 stars! Sorry about the WiFi, next time you’re in, we can bore you with the details of why we don’t have any for the public. We are particularly pleased...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

This was a rushed visit just to meet some friends before dashing off. I wasn't going to eat but liked the look of the sour dough bread on the menu board. The staff were lovely, rushing together a speed order of sour dough toast with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Andother
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Love taking my kids in here as the staff are always friendly and the food is very good. Love the little shelf with stuff from the locals and independent locals.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mylittlesophy
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve just returned from a delightful family breakfast at this gem of a cafe. The food is fresh and tasty and the ladies who work there are so welcoming and chatty; nothing was too much trouble. We’ll definitely be back for their home cooking, especially...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank NightScents
348sophiat, Owner at The Old Courthouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear NightScents, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We always appreciate it when people give us feedback. Terez and Veronika will be thrilled by your comments, as am I. Hope to see you again, soon. Regards, Sophia

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Mary C
27 January 2016|
Response from nick-nb | Reviewed this property |
Don't bother
Christy P
22 July 2015|
Response from 348sophiat | Property representative |
We do have Soya as an alternative to milk. Our full menus are on the website. I'm sorry you feel our menu is limited but we have a very small space to work within. We do try to cater to all the latest dietary trends and... More
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