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£5 - £15
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Cafe, International, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews breakfast wrap char sui pork bacon sandwich cakes quality food and service outside seating excellent food kennet seeded
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

my girlfriend and i loveeeeee fidget and bob, the best coffee and treats in Reading and the nicest people working in there ☘️❤️

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

This is a hidden gem, staff are very friendly, food was fantastic, extremely reasonable and a little bit different. Plenty of outside seating.I was worried about parking, but quite a bit of street parking. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

While riding the King Alfred Way we made the detour to this fantastic cafe. Service was superb despite us arriving just before their closing time. I had the beef pastrami sandwich and it is probably the best sandwich I have ever had. Well worth the...finding out this little gem if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

A***** this place is AMAZING I bought 8 sandwiches & salads for my clients and they all absolutely loved the food. The cakes also went down a treat. I had a coffee whilst I waited and the staff are hardworking and very kind - even...offered to take my bags to the car :) x il be back again xMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2022

Thanks for your support and taking the time to review us so generously. Most importantly, we are pleased that your customers enjoyed the food from Fidget & Bob.

Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Staying in Reading whilst my son went to the festival. He's into healthier food so based on the reviews I decided to set him up for the day with a top quality mid morning breakfast. He was over the moon. He started with the chicken...breast fresh salad and followed it up with the spicy chicken wrap. At his request they used seeded sourdough instead of the wrap. Great service and wonderful food.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2022

Thanks. We are pleased that your son enjoyed his healthy food. As we make food to order, it is easy for use to make adjustments to customer requests. We hope he had a great time at the festival.

Reviewed 25 August 2022

Shu and Breege are bedrocks of the community, amazingly innovative proprietors, and have become good friends. What was the worst thing about the pandemic? Not being able to have Shu's scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast :-( What was the best bit of the...pandemic? Seeing how independents like Fidget and Bob crafted new markets, worked tirelessly to bring joy to people and help, and innovated their offerings. I could spend all day at Fidget and Bob, I just wouldn't want to keep these two and their team up all night. Estate agents of Kennet Island owe them a sizeable commission. My favourites (scrambled eggs aside): Sausage Muffins, Hot Cross Bun Bacon Sandwiches (Easter only folks!), Shu's Char Siu Pork special, an epic club Sandwich and anything you can think of from the sweet trolley - cakes, ice cream, snacks et al. If there is ever a special event, Jazz or a guest pop-up like Makan Malaysia, you must go. Do it for your future self :-)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2022

Wow. What a wonderfully thoughtful and generous review. We know that scrambled eggs is probably the most asked for item from the 'old' menu (with BBQ char siu pork a closed 2nd), but alas it was one of the things that went from the menu...More

Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Having just completed the Reading half marathon we were in search of sustenance and this was just what we needed. Very well looked after by the team at F&B. Good food and great Clifton coffee. A lovely idea of providing free drinks for those who...had run the 21.1km and a hot water bottle to keep us warm. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2022

You are welcome. There is always a lovely buzz on Reading Half Marathon day. A free drink to the medalist is a very small gesture on our part. It is the least we could do to reward those that ran it. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

I arrived with my family for a sit down lunch and there were only 4 seats in the whole cafe. Reason given “covid”. Ridiculous.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

We have 2 set of window benches available indoors, each seating 3-4 people. We also have outdoor seating available for larger parties, though granted early March is not great for that. We used to have lots of indoor seating, but COVID forced us to turn...More

Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Visited this gem on Saturday by chance prior to train journey to Leeds . Wonderful breakfast wraps , food here is delicious. So much to choose from , all dietary needs addressed here . Staff very friendly and helpful. Chatted to one of the owners...as she came to our table . She was aware I was travelling to Leeds and as we were leaving she arrived at the table with a treat for me on the train A wonderful slice of apple cake and 2 brownie slices for my daughter and her partner , such a kind gesture. I was so touched by her thoughtfulness. It is definitely a place to visit and we will be back to sample some other dishes .More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

Thanks Mary. We have a soft spot for Leeds because one of the Co-owners is a Leeds Uni graduate. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

Had the breakfast wrap and the breakfast muffin. We both enjoyed it, really tasty food cooked very well. They also sell some lovely products

Date of visit: January 2022
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

Thanks Carla

Reviewed 15 December 2021

I don't think I could have survived working from home and all the associated changes without this place. The coffee is really good, the food is so tasty and the service simply could not be beaten. They are always friendly, genuine and pay attention to...the small things. All dietary requirements are catered for! As well as normal coffee shop fare they sell local beers and honeys too :) If you are in the area then I can't recommend you visiting this independent place strongly enough! Thanks a million for everything!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

Thanks. What a lovely review. Working from home is great, but many of our customers have struggled at times with the isolation. We hope to have provided some small comfort in challenging times. Trading right through the last 2 years, one way or another, we...More

Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Wow! Was not expecting this little place to be so good. Possibly the friendliest welcome I’ve ever had at a cafe! Wonderful take out breakfast, best bacon roll I’ve ever had too! Loads of local and artisan foodie bits to buy as well, like a...mini deli! If you’re in the area then do not miss this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

Thanks. We are a bit late respoinding to your kind comments (sorry!). We hope you have enjoyed more bacon rolls since.

Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

What a little gem! I’d taken my partner to have an op at circle hospital - wanted a coffee and spot of lunch while I was waiting for him to come out…. Found this place just around the corner - a 2 min walk away....Honestly the best cappuccino I think I’ve had! And the panini - was out of this world!! I can highly recommend the ‘Frank n Furter’ it was delicious! It’s super well organised and clear on the covid precautions - best set up I’ve seen. The staff were polite friendly and efficient. It’s clean and well presented. I can’t praise it enough! Get involved!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2022

Thanks for your kind comments and apologies for being so late to respond. The Frank N Furter is one of best selling paninis and hope you are back to enjoy one, but without a trip to the hospital too.

Reviewed 28 April 2021

Wonderfully friendly service and delicious food and drinks. Sunshine and eating outside was a bonus. It’s great to be back, will be returning soon. It’s a bit hidden away being out of town but we’ll worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thanks. We are a bit hidden away, but once you know where we are, we are quite easy to get to (that sort of makes sense!). We are fortunate to get great afternoon and evening sun, so there are plenty of chances to catch some...More

Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

Excellent food, coffee and service. Very helpful and friendly staff. Superb Covid controls. Great Veggie options too.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Pandameister, Owner at Fidget & Bob, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thanks. We take pride in taking comprehensive COVID-safe measures.

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Yes, Fidget & Bob offers takeaway services.

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Fidget & Bob is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5