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The Little Book Cafe

13-15 Hedingham Road, Halstead CO9 2DA, England
+44 1787 475647
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (9 reviews)
Closed
Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
13-15 Hedingham Road, Halstead CO9 2DA, England
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this delightful little hideaway on a few occations, mainly for lunch but also for breakfast and afternoon tea. Great freshly prepared food on site, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Wine is also served should you so wish. Fabulous little place, that I can...More

Thank Ayshea H
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, we do try and prepare everything fresh using good quality ingredients so its always nice to hear that the food and service are appreciated. We do have an alcohol license and offer a small selection of wines and beers which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the high street this wonderful little haven of charm and welcoming awaits you. Had lunch with Daughter and Grandaughters, they loved going off to find a book to read at the table whilst waiting for there meal, had a lovely coffee and chat...More

Thank butcherlana
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the L.B.C and especially that your Granddaughters loved the books, it one of the reasons the books are there. Half the money from book sales go to local...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The book cafe is always busy which must tell you something of the excellent food, service and quaint venue. I take friends and family when I want to show off halstead.

Thank jennyjennylegood
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write one as it helps our business on so many levels. We hope to see you and your friends again soon. From all the team @ The L.B.C

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Beautiful old building, lovely staff and lovely food. No wonder it was a finalist in the best cafe contest. It should have won first prize.

Thank G H
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your review, The building is over 300 years old and has lots of character, as does our staff and food (maybe not 300 years old though!!) Thanks from all the team @ The L.B.C

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Food was good - we had chocolates waffles, vegetarian breakfast, pancakes and poached egg on muffins. All really nicce and the place itself was quirky and clean. staff were lovely.

Thank emexbee
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your review, your comments have been passed along to the staff as they always like to hear that they are lovely, we think so to! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice little cafe with good service and very nice food the best in halstead and local area will go again thanks a lot

Thank Graham F
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks Mr G, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy eating here. Lovely food and service would recommend although I'd rather keep it a secret

Thank Jo G
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to little book cafe for a few years now, however since maternity leave and having my baby I have been a much more frequent visitor! I can’t explain what a hidden gem little book cafe is!! Wonderful food,...More

Thank EmilyRayner16
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Emily, Thanks so much for your wonderful review, we hope you are enjoying your maternity leave. Sorry we took the Croque Monsieur off the new menu!!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

A little gem of a cafe. Book themed, cosy, comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. Great lunchtime menu with beautiful freshly prepared food. The buzz of contented conversation was the only background accompaniment. Helpful friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Donstrong
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. You paint a lovely picture of your experience at the Cafe, and it's just as we hoped it would be. We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Great menu catering for all diets. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very busy on a Saturday morning so booking recommended.

Thank Grey_Ink
Claire B, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your review, we do have a gluten free and vegan menu which lists which dishes can be adapted to suit various diets and we will always try and accommodate where possible. Thanks again from all the team at the L.B.C.

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Response from Claire B | Property representative |
Hello, yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome in our courtyard. We ask that you use the alleyway down the side of the cafe to get to the courtyard. It is covered and so rain proof! We hope to see you soon. Best wishes Claire... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$9
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15 Hedingham Road, Halstead CO9 2DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Halstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 475647
  • E-mail
Description
Friendly little cafe serving homemade brunch, lunch and cakes.
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