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Cafe 21

21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 626646
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really cute cafe, lovely to sit outside. Delicious food and very attentive staff. Calm atmosphere and lovely surroundings

Thank Alice P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Now open Sunday’s and still serving breakfast dishes after 11:30. Eggs Benedict and Full English excellent. Happy to swap choice of eggs on Full English. Quiet garden under lovely shady Willow. Bacon and Sausage very good quality. Eggs poached/fried nicely. Hollandaise spot on and good...More

Thank Rik A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the garden arena at the back. The food was tasty and high quality, especially the waffles that my daughter had and the ladies were kinds enough to modify from the desert to breakfast type. We will be going back.

Thank Izabela S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I had lunch here today with a few friends and we all enjoyed the food. All the staff were so friendly and efficient and very helpful. You are able, within reason, to order what you would like, and the staff try to accommodate your choices....More

1  Thank joyce h
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lovely cafe with garden terrace. Great home cooking from great cakes and scones to generous sandwiches and hot classics like lasagne and curry. Great service. Best cafe in colchester.

1  Thank Charlotte O
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a tastey Welsh Rarebit and some pots of tea on the garden whilst doing a bit of work. I had fantastic service and the food was great. I lovely little hide away in central Colchester

1  Thank DougieK3
Reviewed 5 June 2018

My daughter and I have eaten here a few times and are always greeted with a hello and a smile. The food is wonderful and also offers a great selection of gluten free alternatives which are according to my daughter “unbelievably good”. The table service...More

1  Thank Bracken2018
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Colchester for the day and stumbled across this cafe on the walk back to the car, the vegan breakfast billboard outside convinced us to go inside. And aren’t we glad we did, a really long building with lots of seats nice and clean. The...More

Thank BFG2323
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were away from our usual stamping ground of Southend-on-Sea and looking for somewhere that catered for vegans (and it had started to rain). So pleased to come across Cafe 21 with signs that showed they were vegan friendly. It was very busy but we...More

Thank vegangirl2016
simon m, Owner at Cafe 21, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

HI Veggangirl2016. Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to visit us at Cafe21 and for your review and kind words. We're always trying hard to improve our Vegan, Veggie, Gluten and Dairy free offerings so any- and all help, comments and reviews...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe great food and friendly service. Really cute seating area outside if the weather is nice. Quiche is the best.

Thank markgood7575
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 626646
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Cafe 21 is housed in a grade 2 listed building on Trinity St in the heart of Colchesters old town(just a few yards from The Library/ Marks & Spencers). Local,award winning suppliers bring us the best from the markets daily and We take great care turn the ingredients into mouthwatering savoury and sweet delights for all. Freshly baked sweet and savoury waffles, smoked salmon and organic farm fresh scrambled eggs, freshly baked scones daily,Banana & toffee porridge eggs benedict and so much more all help to make up a fabulous menu that changes with the seasons. Add to this- great coffees and a vast range of quality teas from all around the world, locally produced fruit juices, plus good wine from further afield and you have cafe 21. Pop in and try us- you'll love us!!
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