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Ocean Bells Coffee

133 High Street, Watford WD17 2ER, England
+44 7500 864850
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (31 reviews)
“sausage roll” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
133 High Street, Watford WD17 2ER, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic independent local cafe where the staff are friendly, the food is excellent and the coffee, in my opinion is the best in Watford. They do fantastic home made quiches and cakes with a lot of veggie and gluten free options but the main reason...More

Thank Jonathanpc61
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Definitely great coffee but what’s going on with the selection of food? It used to be a lot less limited, there used to be chicken and avocado brioche buns etc all freshly made but now there’s just a few pre packaged sandwiches or wraps. Please...More

Thank lewis s
amanda s, Manager at Ocean Bells Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thankyou for your review, we provide several different paninis, toasties, organic soups, quiche, sausage rolls, flatbreads, crumpets and bagels etc these are all freshly made on the premises every day and put in packages for freshness, sometimes we sell out depending on the time of...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Ocean Bells Coffee is basically the best coffee shop in Watford - cozy interior with plenty of references to the history of Watford, superb coffee, excellent nibbles (sausage rolls, quiches, Portuguese tarts) and a dynamic and smiley staff. It is much-loved by locals and visitors...More

Thank mpollaud
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Glad I stopped for lunch here a week ago while waiting to collect my car from the garage. I found a few vegan options to make up for a nutritious meal and a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Don't have a picture of the spiced soup...More

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Best coffee in town superbly made . When l came in again l was remembered and so was my order ! Double shot expresso in large cup hot water on the side . Awesome !! The best Chocolate and orange cake well done. The Kiwi

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The best coffee shop in Watford! Fantastic coffee and the cakes aren't bad too! Friendly staff, a real little gem!

Thank Nightowl2010
Reviewed 4 November 2017

asked for a latte but it was like a cappucino- mostly froth the interior decor and look is very engaging- calling upon Warford`s past and it has a nice atmosphere but this is not enough for a cafe of this kind- esp where they proclaim...More

Thank Rowan A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a lovely little café selling drinks, cakes and lunchtime sandwiches and soup. The cakes are delicious, the coffee is good and nicely presented. There are newspapers to read. As the café is small, the tables are quite close together which means you don't...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited ocean bell before and have always enjoyed it, both great service and food. When we visited today the woman behind the counter was really rude, she didn’t say a single word to us during the whole encounter. It was not the welcome...More

Thank JMDM1991
amanda s, Manager at Ocean Bells Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thankyou for your review, I'm sorry you were unhappy on this occasion with your visit to Oceanbells, I have looked into this comment and the young lady who served you is a really lovely friendly girl, although her English is very good, to listen to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointed... used to have lovely homemade sausage rolls, sandwiches and salads, now pre- packed and the Victoria Sandwich cake had synthetic cream.. where has that lovely coffee shop gone .

Thank KarenW1961
amanda s, Owner at Ocean Bells Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Sorry you were disappointed with your visit to our coffee shop. ALL of our sandwiches, salads, sausage rolls etc. are made fresh daily and are made in exactly the same way they always have been, so not sure why you think this has changed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 High Street, Watford WD17 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 7500 864850
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Independent Cafe serving speciality coffee, tea, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch and home made soups, salads, pasta and cakes
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