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1/1A Market Street, Ely CB7 4PB, England
+44 1353 666644
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good15%
  • Average13%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible47%
16 May 2017
“Basic cafe, nothing special”
21 Apr 2017
“Disappointing very average ”
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1/1A Market Street, Ely CB7 4PB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't go back to this place !! We were waiting over an hour for our food to arrive , they took ages to even bring our drinks down to the table also . The staff were so rude to the point of making me...More

Thank Siobhan O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Afternoon tea purchased through Groupon. Food was OK but service was the rudest I've ever encountered. 2 sisters who my husband suggested were employed on a 'buy one get one free' but should have sent back were unhelpful and didn't know customer service at all...More

2  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Bought on groupon supposedly a bargain. No more afternoon tea than the man in the moon. Offered one cup of tea or coffee one sandwich and one cake or scone. Very abrupt staff , left for ages with the menu, in the end we got...More

Thank bakermax
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Only visited this cafe because queue at nearby Costa was silly, big mistake. Coffee here is only basic filter coffee, nothing special and tables are very close together. Would not return, sorry.

Thank Timbo3765
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

As per the other reviews ( that I wished I'd read pre visit) the sandwiches are diabolical, Nearly £6 for two slices of thin dry cheap sliced bread and two bits of cheap nasty thin sliced ( ham) !!! I'd ordered a ham salad sandwich...More

3  Thank John W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Over priced and staff no very friendly. Leave you to sit yourself down and then have to go round and order drinks and food. Won't recommend or tell other family. Really let's let down.

Thank Carl A
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

At £5.95 a sandwich I expected a bit more than grated cheap cheese between slices of supermarket bread. I was expecting artisan bread with mature local cheese or something like that. Panini too was cheap plastic ham and cheese. £15.50 for 2 sarnie and 2...More

1  Thank Spike C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for cream tea as looked nice and reasonably priced. The cherry scones were enormous and very tasty; served with jam and clotted cream. We also had a pot of tea. The other reviews are very harsh!I can understand the comments about crockery...More

Thank ellebtn
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place but the service was extremely slow. We ordered a tuna panini, but it took 40 mins to arrive. What was intended to be a quick lunch was definitely not. The panini wasn't even that great... wouldn't go again .

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food, reasonable prices. No vegetarian options other than a jacket potato. The staff just lacked basic customer service skills. You wondered if they really wanted to be there to serve you or to be helpful in any way. Pity as that's all that let...More

Thank Ian W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/1A Market Street, Ely CB7 4PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 666644
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