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  • 9 charming things to do in Abergavenny, the perfect Wales getaway for conscious travellers - Alajode Travel Blogalajode.com
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Fusion, Healthy, Welsh
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden gem of a cottage garden and amazing cake. It's in the centre of town, a haven of peace. Friendly staff

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

At first, I walked straight past this wonderful coffee stop, but when I returned I was glad to have made the effort. The owners were relaxed and friendly, the coffee, locally roasted, was superb, and the garden an absolute delight. Secluded and quiet, exploding with...colourful flowers, each table an oasis of calm. This was the perfect place to take a break and enjoy my coffee.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

We were so glad to find this place still open. Lovely locally roasted coffee and a fab collection of cakes, made by friendly owner who is passionate about what he does. Great little garden to relax in. So good we had second coffees and bought...cake to take home. Good value for quality of produceMore

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

We really love Fig Tree Espresso. It’s welcoming, very friendly and a lovely experience. The owner we met today was fab (congrats on the new baby) and our waitress was a delight! Perfect flat white coffee and THE BEST cake we’ve had for a long...time. Gorgeous garden to sit in, a peaceful morning break. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

This was our second visit ( on holiday from Devon). Visited 3 years ago and it was excellent. Visited today and it was just as good. Very friendly service. Top cakes ( in particular-Carrot cake- best ever tasted) Great coffee. Sat in the lovely garden...with the fragrance of herbs. Look forward to return visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent stop for top class refreshments.. something different and uniquely presented in a beautiful cottage garden setting

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021

Another hidden gem. The courtyard where you sit at the back is a perfect spot for a coffee and one of their delicious cakes. We need more independent coffee houses like this!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021

We visited based on the positive reviews. When we visited seating was outside only in the garden, which is lovely. We were served by a lady who to be honest seemed disinterested. When I heard the cost of our order I have to say I...was surprised at the expense and I'm used to London prices. £4 for a slice of cake in a cafe?! Personally I don't think the price is justified.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021

We walked into the shop and ordered our coffee and the staff failed to be welcoming to all 3 of us and when sat down the coffee and cake came quick however the coffee was cold. We finished our coffee and sat for 45 minutes...and no staff walked out to take our empty mugs. The only thing positive I will have to say is they follow COVID rules well and I could spot no failures in that.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

A quick stop for a coffee and a slice of cake , coffee was lovely and the cake was very different but lovely well baked and a decent size .

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

I called into The Fig Tree whilst passing through Abergavenny a few weeks ago. I visited because of the positive reviews and the fact it’s close to parking. Firstly, I did have a really tasty toasted sandwich but that was where the positives finished. Unfortunately,...the coffee was acrid and had to be sent back, I was offered another but their machine needs descaling so I declined. We ordered a cake but could only really taste the fat and sugar rather than flavour so was left. I think the biggest issue here is the unpleasant attitude of the owners. The lady serving is not a great choice for front of house staff. She is unwelcoming and did not smile the whole time my husband and I were there, certainly no apologies for the coffee. At one point the chef (co-owner) came into the seating area and was very brusque with one of the waitresses. The waitresses were absolutely lovely and deserve better. Maybe we visited on a bad day because this place has good reviews but the negativity exuded by the owners was palpable, it was uncomfortable for us. I wouldn’t use the cafe again as there are plenty of other nice places to eat in this town. I’m sure the owner will say how shocked and surprised she is by this review but I’ve looked through the other comments and her attitude is a recurring theme.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

As a previous worker of the Fig Tree I wanted to make customers aware of the situation surrounding the tips. The owner doesn’t believe in tips and therefore takes them for themselves and on most occasions pays staff through tip money.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 December 2019

We feel thrilled to have discovered this little gem in Abergavenny. The cakes are always different, unusual and delicious(they even do takeaways). The lunches are wholesome, tasty and good value. I love to take friends to this quirky little cafe and it never fails to...impress.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

Brilliant little coffee shop. Coffee is excellent and cakes to die for. Risk of addiction to the almond croissant.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019

just stopped for coffee's but wife was taken by a almond croissant and said it was about the best one ever had - managed to prize a small bit from her and id agree. only a tiny cafe, but well run and nice cakes and...a small range of home made food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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janiceo885
2 April 2019|
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Response from FigTreeEspresso | Property representative |
Yes we do, all of our sandwich and wrap options can be made gluten free and one of our available cakes each day is always gluten free too.
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Response from Jessica H | Property representative |
No we are not
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fig Tree Espresso

Yes, Fig Tree Espresso offers takeaway services.

Fig Tree Espresso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5