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Mells Cafe

Park Hill, Mells, Frome BA11 3PE, England
+44 1373 812251
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
£
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Value
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LOCATION
Park Hill, Mells, Frome BA11 3PE, England
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2018

A community run cafe which served lovely hot chocolate on a cold day; if I lived there I would definitely volunteer.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine V
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for such kind words. Obviously, we hope you will consider moving to Mells!!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was someones front room (or seemed like it). Limited seating. Run by volunteers. But the decor and service and food quality was great. Very friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dave F
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for the kind words. Our volunteers are always delighted to read that their free time has been well spent! The room was actually purpose built in 2010/11 as an extension to the shop so we could serve coffee, tea and cakes. A small...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Called in here for a drink and quick bite Table hadn’t been wiped clean Ciabatta I had was very nice although the salad and chickpea side needs improvement. The coffee was nice The Victoria sponge was a bit stale and I’ve never had one with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a community run cafe adjacent to the village post office and store. There is always a warm welcome and friendly vibe. The knitting baskets offer a distraction for anyone wishing to contribute to the community charity project. The book exchange is not overwhelming,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jennythomas41
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review and especially mentioning the little details. The books and knitting are all run by volunteers so they will be delighted to get a mention. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Called in to this delightful cafe for tea and cake with my elderly Uncle The service was good if a little inexperienced but the cake was delicious .The only thing that spoiled the experience was the extremely rude man serving in the attached shop I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for the 4 star rating, despite your bad experience with the shop next door. We are a community run café and rely on many volunteers from in and around Mells to help keep the business running. This...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stumbled upon this gem after a bike ride from Radstock. I've got to say we thoroughly enjoyed our coffee and yummy marshmallow banana cake. Am looking forward to a return visit soon!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kate1234Bristol
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review. All the volunteers who help run both the café and shop really appreciate the effort to write and comment - especially when the feedback is so positive!

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Although staying in the village it's a nice place to have a snack or drinks. Great little cafe in a vantage point spot to watch the world go by. Freindly staff

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Alank939
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review. All the volunteers who help run both the café and shop really appreciate the effort to write and comment - especially when the feedback is so positive!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a lovely, friendly, little cafe. The staff are charming, the food is freshly prepared and delicious. This is the ideal place to pop into for a scrupulous snack.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Huw M
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review. All the volunteers who help run both the café and shop really appreciate the effort to write and comment - especially when the feedback is so positive!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We have visited the cafe several times before & have enjoyed the experience but when we visited last week we were very disappointed. We had quiche & salad which was bland & we thought meagre for the price. Had to clear table to sit down...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Froomee
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to review our cafe. We are very sorry that the quality of the food and service did not meet with your previous good experiences. I'm sorry too for the delay in responding. As you have visited us before several times...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

A perfect place to enjoy a coffee and eat something on a quiet place in Mells. Personal is very kind and smiling. Would be great that it keeps opened after 4pm but ey, those are the english opening times! We, people from abroad, must get...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Francisco P
Sherald, Volunteer at Mells Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review. All the volunteers who help run both the café and shop really appreciate the effort to write and comment - especially when the feedback is so positive!

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STEVE C
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Response from Brian-Snellgrove | Reviewed this property |
Alas no, it is not that sort of place. Closure 4 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Hill, Mells, Frome BA11 3PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome  >  Mells
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 812251
  • E-mail
Description
The award-winning Mells Cafe is attached to the village shop and was opened by Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry at Easter 2011 and became an immediate success, serving freshly-cooked food to local residents, visitors, walkers and cyclists , 7 days a week, all-year round. Accessed through Mells Village Shop, it has become the hub of the village - a popular visitor attraction serving hearty breakfasts from 9am, home-cooked lunches and delicious teas. Come and try our spectacular bacon baps, delicious coffees and teas, hearty home-made soups and salads, crispy, filled Paninis and of course, freshly made cakes and biscuits to die for. All cooked daily on the premises.
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