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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely spot. Very busy but it's because it's the best place around and a gorgeous independent little local venue. #supportlocalbusiness Fantastic coffee and pastries. Dog friendly including their own menu. Recommend 100%. One wish is they'd get parasols outside ❤️

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic community cafe, sitting inside and out, with additional room in the adjacent Tap Room. Great coffee and hot chocolate. Super sandwiches and welcoming staff.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

I visit here regularly with my young children and the staff are always so kind, friendly and accommodating. The food and coffee are always fantastic and such high quality.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Lovely little cafe! The staff are wonderful and were really helpful with our dietary requirements. The food is also top tier. This place gets super busy and it's no wonder why!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

This is a lovely little cafe with a great selection of local treats. Very friendly staff too. And don't miss out on the pub at the back!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

This is a lovely little cafe overlooking Brockham Green and my friend and I were really looking forwarding to some lunch here after our 6.5 mile walk. However, we were disappointed on arriving here at 2pm to be told they had sold out of sandwiches....They obviously do not have the facility to make them on site and did not anticipate the number of visitors for that day. We made do with a delicious sausage roll and croissant, but would really have preferred a sandwich or panini. They did also have a nice range of cakes available but we were not in a cake mood. The staff were very friendly but we were left very disappointed after outr morning trek. As the cafe does not close until 4pm, we thought the choice of available food at only 2pm was very limited.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

What a gorgeous place. Wonderful artisan breads, local produce, gorgeous cakes, great coffee and lovely attentive staff. Always busy but you never have to wait long. So lucky to have this gem on our doorstep. Thanks Richard and team! X

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

The staff are outstanding - friendly and obliging. Eat inside or out and enjoy lovely coffee, sandwiches and/or cakes. Perfect!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2021

I have been popping here most days on my lunch break to get out of the house and get some fresh air. Staff are lovely and chatty and the coffee and hot chocolate is amazing! Haven’t yet tried any of the pastries but they look...great too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

if passing and fancy a. coffee and snack. This is it!! we had coffee and croissant to take away. they also sell local produce.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2020

Had great takeaway coffee from The Reading Room on Brockham green a couple of days ago with my sister. During the lock down it is only open for takeaways and a selection of mainly gourmet groceries. Lovely village with wonderful views of Box Hill and...the North Downs. The village has changed very little over the years thank goodness.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

We went here for breakfast on a Friday morning. The weather was nice so they were able to have the big front doors open so we could sit in the breeze overlooking the village green. We both ordered the granola pot with natural yogurt and...mixed berries (there was also a vegan version of this available). It was delicious with lovely presentation. The service was quick and very friendly. Looking forward to going back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff, good selection of homemade cakes, lovely view of Brockham Green. Attractive interior.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Lovely staff. Good range of light meals, cakes etc. It is a small venue overlooking the village green. Seating inside and out. Very popular after classes in the village hall.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

Five of us enjoyed our first visit to this cafe, which is situated in the old village hall overlooking the green in the lovely village of Brockham in the Surrey Hills area. We had very coffee and sampled two of their excellent homemade cakes. Their...menu included breakfasts and a range of options for lunch at what looked to be good value prices, especially given the area we were in. Service was warm and friendly and we will certainly visit again. What a find!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Yes, The Reading Room offers takeaway services.

The Reading Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5