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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

I was waiting for the Aria shopping centre to open one Sunday morning and this was one of the few places open early nearby. The folks sitting in the front window alcove seemed so happy and companionable on the sofa and when I cast my...eyes inside, the place was alive with patrons. It was a lovely vibe for a Sunday morning. Service was fast despite only two seats being available. They do lovely fresh baked items and their croissants are so buttery and yumm!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Really disgusted at how dirty the cafe is. Flies and used dishes by customer tables. Asked for a simple toastie which was cold, wish that they’d said no to making it as opposed to serving something that was clearly too much effort.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely calm ambience, delicious aromas of coffee on arrival, well balanced and flavourful flat white which was well received. Overall, the best coffee I enjoyed whilst on an extended stay in Watford

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Excellent to find this nice lunch place serving the fantastic Campbell & Syme coffee, and impressive flat whites.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

Without the doubt the best coffee I ever drank in Watford. I’d even say during all our trips to the UK. The flat white here is delicious. Crafted with care. The milk, or better said, latte art stays perfectly intact. This is clearly a sign...that this establishment serves high quality coffee that taste great!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023

Lovely friendly little place, nice drinks, friendly staff, and most importantly, dog friendly :) will be returning. Thank you

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2023

A great find as opposed to all the chains of coffee shops in the town. Great coffee and the food is no cheap, but don't mind that bit extra for quality, freshness and great service.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

Called in for the first time. What a great artisan coffee house! We ordered cortardo and flat white and saw they had a lovely selection of pastries and cakes, so added carrot cake to the order and then decided to order Avocado toast with an...extra poached egg, the best we have ever tasted! Gave 5 stars for delicious food and amazing service! We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Popped in after work for a cuppa and snack. Had bacon and cheese toastie in gluten free sourdough bread and pot of tea. Both were excellent as was the service in the relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

The food was delicious and the the staff were very accommodating towards me (as I am deaf). I would absolutely recommend this cafe!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023

Had a very poor experience today. The dirty plates on the table were not removed for 10 minutes - had to take them myself to the wash area. Had ordered coffee and a piece of cake. The coffee took 20 minutes to get but without...the cake. Reminded the staff twice - the excuse given was that they are short staffed but all I could see was staff (3 of them) just pottering around because there were hardly any queues. Also, not sure how long does cutting a piece of cake take?!. Finally, had to cancel the order for the cake.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Ocean Bells Coffee, Owner at Ocean Bells Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2023

Thanks for taking time to review us. Our apologies you didn’t enjoy your experience. We normally take orders first so customers can sit down waiting for their drinks or food. That’s why you rarely see any queues in our shop, unless there are some takeaways....More

Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

I chose this cafe as a cosy place to while away some time waiting for my Watford-supporting family and it was the perfect choice - tea served beautifully and delicious carrot cake (see photos). I ordered at the counter and it was brought to the...table. It had a happy atmosphere, if that makes sense. Although I was only there for a snack, I watched as other visitors were served tasty looking salads. I really can recommend this on all accounts.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

This cafe has the right 'blend' of relaxing, cosy and yet trendy/modern. It is one of my all-time favourite places, and is always welcoming and friendly. I like the wide selection of drinks and their tasty range of food, with quite a few vegan options....Above all, it is a place where you can feel at home. It's right next to the Atria shopping centre and close to Watford High Street station and is an ideal place to meet a friend for a chat or relax and linger over a paper. I briefly popped in today to get a couple of takeaway hot drinks (as I was going somewhere) - delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

Went in for a cup of coffee and a tea with some food. I had an espresso and my girlfriend had a loose leaf tea with oat milk, both tasted amazing. We each had a thyme and vegan cheese toastie with caramelized onions; again, amazing....Can't fault it in any way.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

Delicious coffee and a lovely slab of carrot cake. The cake was moist and tasty with a lovely icing. The music was interesting and quiet - from the waitresses own play list. I really like that - individuality.

Date of visit: September 2021
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OCEAN BELLS COFFEE, Watford - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Ocean Bells Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5