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Simpson's Nurseries Coffee Shop

) #4 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Ely #32 of 91 Places to Eat in Ely ££ - £££ Cafe, British
Coffee Shop 42 Station Road | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LW, England
+44 1638 720194
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (8 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
££ - £££
Coffee Shop 42 Station Road | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used to come here regularly and can't remember why we stopped coming, but after today I think that's us done! We both ordered a ploughman's as from what we can remember they were lovely, today not unfortunately the long not so soft roll that...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my friend have visited this fine garden centre several times and have often finished up in the Coffee Shop. Good and fresh quiches, salads and home made cakes are always at the top of my list for a nice lunch. The staff are...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have been regulars at the coffee shop for ages and have always enjoyed the food. I have coffee and fruit scone which is always delicious. My husband's choice is always a bacon baguette and it has always been the best he has had until...More

Thank Cris2626
Reviewed 24 April 2017

we go for sunday breakfast food is always good, a nice way to start the day. there something for everyone and portions are very big

Thank susan512
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great service from the team of servers . Food was freshly prepared and tasty. Tables clean and nice atmosphere. Free wifi.

Thank bigrpc13
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Called in on the way home as one place too busy & another had finished serving lunch. We were expecting the usual coffee & cake. What we got was a great surprise. Great food, beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend a visit to this 'coffee shop'...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have visited this restaurant and garden centre a few times now and have found it a pleasant experience. The food I have found always good and well priced. The cooked roast are of a quality you will find perhaps in a pub and better....More

Thank Michael J B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I took my parents here for a Mother's Day luncheon. Lunch didn't happen because of multiple power cuts... after a while we gave up and went elsewhere... hardly a positive review is it? Well, here's the twist... After finding somewhere else and...More

Thank Lewis_DW1985
Karl R, Manager at Simpson's Nurseries Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We have now permanently cured the power problems that plagued us that day. We're glad you gave us a second chance and enjoyed your cakes and scones. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited this morning for coffee and we were all very impressed with the most friendly and efficient service from the staff......we will certainly be back soon when we will stay to have some lunch.....

Thank SylviaCambridgeshire
Karl R, Manager at Simpson's Nurseries Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We have recently launched a new menu with some exciting new dishes as well as many of the old favourites. We hope you come back to try our food soon.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

First time we have visited here - we had Caffè Americano coffees which were good. The tea room has a nice atmosphere and we look forward to visiting in the warmer weather so we can sit outside. Service from the staff was also good.

Thank James P
Karl R, Manager at Simpson's Nurseries Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Our patio and garden areas are very popular when the sun is shining and the temperatures rise. We hope to see you again soon.

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Is a lunch served or is it just snacks -like soup - scones - cake
8 June 2017|
Response from Michael J B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe that they serve proper cooked dinners. M J B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coffee Shop 42 Station Road | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 720194
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