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The Hall

10-12 China Street, Lancaster LA1 1EX, England
+44 1524 65470
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cake” (28 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, British
££ - £££
10-12 China Street, Lancaster LA1 1EX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came in here out of the cold and it was quite busy. We had some drinks, cake, and a small toasted sandwich. Very expernsive for what it all was and you'd get much better value elsewhere. Everything seemed very overpriced for what it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anna-Calixta
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great coffee (I chose the Nicaraguan syphon) - chilled atmosphere - pleasant snacks - and fun decor.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BarrieBell
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Totally gorgeous cake so fresh and great flavours. Kenya Rioki very tasty. Love the syphon coffee. Quirky decor for Christmas🎄

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Munro4
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Trendy coffee shop close to Lancaster centre, wonderful coffee, but would have felt more comfortable if it had been busier.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dasher1970
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Spacious and airy with a relaxed vibe. Carrot and orange cake was lovely and chai latte is one of the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KAW101
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been meaning to check this place out for some time now, a barista myself I’ve always found Atkinson’s hit and miss when I’ve had it in the past at other coffee shops but I think it must have been down to how the baristas...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MinimalistBarista
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This appears to be THE place for serious coffee-lovers: just along the road from Atkinson's; a fantastic range of coffees and a choice of the method used to prepare your drink. And after all that, they spoil it by playing background music at such high...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank David_R_England
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

All style over substance nowhere to sit , have to share tables about as depressing as a soup kitchen, coffees small and not too hot, cakes overpriced small, dry and tasteless.. wouldn’t return

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 138janinew
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The lemon shortcake, brownies and brewed coffee were very good. Only comment is that the portions are a little small.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Really looked forward to coming here but frankly somewhat disappointed. The staff are lovely, cakes unusual but tasty they and know their coffee, but prices and small portions let it down - on everything, coffee included! I like a small 8oz cappuccino but I think...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank X3res
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Nicola W
19 July 2018|
Response from Ian S | Property representative |
Hi Nicola, unfortunately this gig is now sold out. We do serve a fine selection of craft beers, wine and spirits so if you would like to attend any of our events in the future please look out for news and updates on our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 China Street, Lancaster LA1 1EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 65470
Primarily we are Coffee Roasters & Tea Merchants in the Shop next door established 1837 - We annexed The Hall in 2012 and converted it to our green bean warehouse, packaging & despatch, offices, training room and bakery, oh, and we put a bar in there to serve coffees the way we wanted to serve them, on a vintage 1959 Faema lever espresso machine and a Brew Bar featuring syphons. We use our two cafes to practise what we preach to the many other cafes we supply in the independent sector. They come here for training an inspiration. Our amazing friend Debbie creates her incredible cakes in the beautifully kitted-out Bakery now joined by the multi-talented Saffa who has launched us into offering a stunning new savoury menu full of fresh contemporary mediterranean/middle-eastern twists & fusions. Everything is made in-house in small batches - just like our coffees. We buy only the best ingredients and taste pretty much everything we make. Luckily roasting coffee keeps you fit!
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