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The Living Cafe

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28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
+44 1622 756445
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Brussels, Belgium
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a busy town centre, an oasis of calm. Excellent menu with much choice. Tasty food. Clean and nicely decorated. Gluten free options. Good for breakfast/ lunch/ coffee stop.

Thank Angela B
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so good I recommend it to everyone it soooooo gooooood really really good and the staff are amazing

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just had the Stilton Mushroom and Rocket Burger from here. Absolutely gorgeous! The burger itself was fantastic and the chips were amazing! Chunky, skin on and crispy. Quick and very friendly service - the atmosphere is great.

1 Thank Crystal P
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch at this cafe! Staff were really friendly and the omelette was delicious - very generous portions! Will definitely be returning :)

Thank LCJDTravel
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went in, yesterday, with my wife to have lunch and as directed, went downstairs to seat. Waited for a considerable amount of time and as there was no sign of being served, we left. Terribly disappointed in being ignored for a long time and this is my first bad experience to date of a restaurant.

Thank bct420
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great service with great food, both in quality and quantity. We both had the living cafe brunch, produce had incredible flavours and was well cooked. I also had a banana, oat and honey smoothie which was just right whilst waiting for the freshly cooked breakfast.

Thank Tom S
Reading, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely café today and wow it is superb. Friendly staff and slightly quirky and inviting ambience. The menu is fantastic with lots of variety. I had the bubble and squeak with poached eggs and smoked salmon which was delicious. Everyone else really enjoyed their meals too. My daughters informed me the smoothie was the best she had... More 

Thank butterflymama
Dartford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little cafè. Took my mum here for breakfast the other day. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a smile and hello even though the lady serving was busy. We headed downstairs to get a table that was spacious and when the waitress asked us what we wanted for drinks mum mentioned we would... More 

Thank Prudence D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I will not be returning to this little cafe , the staff were rude and did not give me my drink till an hour after I had asked for it , the food was greasy and burnt , the portions were very very small the cutlery was dirty , the floor had mouse droppings on ,the table had crums all... More 

3 Thank John W
Jennie R, Guest Relations Manager at The Living Cafe, responded to this review

Dear ‘Terrible’ man I would firstly like to apologise on behalf of the Living Café to you for your need to write a complaint. It does however bring to mind, that as you did not feel the need to raise your complaint at the time of your visit, that this may indeed be a fabricated review from maybe another one... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Cute cafe, friendly staff, varied menu. Had veggie breakfast and an English breakfast, both very tasty. Friendly and efficient service. Would recommend and look forward to visiting again.

Thank nicki7008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 756445

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?