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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely food, great coffee and genuinely lovely staff. Love it out back, it’s a really quirky and homely cafe in Halstead. Not easy to find for the average visitor, there is a small car park opposite, and a pub almost next door one might park...in…the toasties get my vote!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Frank&Jackie, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our cafe , we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. All the LBC team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my girls, the food, drinks and service are all so lovely. We can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: January 2022
Frank&Jackie, Owner at The Little Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your amazing review of our little cafe, we are very happy that you and your girls enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back to the LBC

Reviewed 8 December 2021

Great place for a nice full English breakfast or coffee and cake with a friend. Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Really love the place.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

Visited with 3 friends for a booked afternoon tea. The quantity, quality and service were all first class, and I can honestly say this is the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. On booking you’re given a choice of 2 sandwiches out of 9 fillings...as well as choice of bread. Comes with a mini pork pie, salad, mini jugs of salad dressing and chutney, mini cheese scone, large scone, tip tree jam, clotted cream and a selection of 3 cakes as well as a mini Kilner jar of lemon posset. Everything is home made apart from the pork pie. A hot drink of your choice is also included. We were advised we were welcome to take away anything we didn’t manage to eat and they would box it up for us - they said people rarely manage to finish it all, and they were not wrong! Staff and service were faultless too….can’t wait to go back….More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

Outstanding! What a gem and an absolute asset to Halstead! We stopped off for lunch after passing by several times before. During covid we made the decision to support local cafés from now on and wow! The food was first class and the service was...spot on. Lovely friendly staff with a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Beautiful interior with a quaint courtyard garden. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

What a fantastic little cafe… we went there for breakfast. Great choices on the menu and the food was superb. We sat in the courtyard and it was so lovely.. as it was a warm day it was like being in the Mediterranean 😎 We...can’t wait to go back. The staff were friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome.. thank you 😊More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

After the disappointment of the Cafe at Hedingham Castle we flipped open TripAdvisor and looked for somewhere nearby. The Little Book Cafe was perfect, and clearly the place all the locals prefer to come. Everything is home made, and if you are alone there are...books to browse with the meal. Limited apace inside, but takeaway also available.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021

The Egg in a Hole is phenomenal!! Great place. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Fabulous food. Not sure what else I can say…. Go check it out for yourself.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food and friendly staff. The food was lush and the milkshakes were better than McDonald's. Will definitely go back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021

Absolutely fantastic little Cafe tucked away, but worth the look. Extremely friendly and lovely food, but you must book!

Date of visit: May 2021
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1 March 2017|
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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Little Book Cafe

Yes, The Little Book Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Little Book Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5