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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor hygiene Watched the managers playing with her hair whilst on laptop at tables on a quiet morning When customers came in she severed them without washing her hands . Her attitude towards her staff made me cringe shouting across the cafe It used to...have a nice atmosphere but anymore Won't be back in a hurryMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

Went in to have snack lunch as I went in with two well behaved dogs the Lovely staffs was very polite & helpful offered water couple of treats for the dogs..like to say thank you very much.always great amosphere there.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

I love that place. I am here regularly. That place is all the time very busy because people in Bedford love that place. Amazing staff, cakes, coffee. And this atmosphere there.Wall ,shelfes did from original books. Highly recommended 👌.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

Visited this gem of a cafe today for brunch. Excellent service, friendly staff and great tasty food. Will definitely be visiting again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Have often been for coffee, but not for breakfast until today, We all had a “small English” and it was absolutely lovely. A full variety of ingredients (sausage, bacon, fried egg, grillled tomato, mushroom beans and toast) beautifully cooked. Exceeded expectations

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Great place, been visiting for years now. Poor selection of cakes though, nothing really interesting that would be unique to this place. That’s what’s missing here, an interesting cake selection, something that goes well with the coffee …

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Favourite lunch spot in bedford. Great food, great coffee and a lovely atmosphere. Staff are always cheerful and polite. 10/10

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

Despite repeatedly trying to call and email and getting no response, we still tried to visit to eat here, as we prefer to support independent cafe's. The website and reviews looked good and there was something for everyone on the menu. It was busy enough...as we walked in, we floundered trying to find a table. Christmas decorations were only just being taken down (on the 20th January!). The only table which was free was beside a member of staff, standing on a chair, trying to remove baubles from the ceiling (at what must be the busiest time of day for the café). She moved off just as we started to sit at the table, we cleaned the chair she had been using to stand on and I sat on it. Suddenly, she returned, advising us that she had been using that chair to take decorations down, we assured her that we had cleaned it, thinking this was her primary concern, but no, she just wanted HER chair back and said that we should move, to the table adjacent which was dirty and only just vacated by other customers. She stropped off in a bit of a huff and we sat for a few minutes, reeling from this experience and then the five of us got up and left. We were planning on having burgers and drinks, probably dessert too, so the café would have been at least £100 short of potential turnover for the day. Unfortunately, for us, this was a really bad first experience and whilst it is clearly a popular café, service (and in particular, attitude) fell far short of what we normally experience. We wont be trying to eat there again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Had a lovely panini , teas and coffee. Staff are super friendly and efficient. Love the surroundings - really nice place to relax.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

My partner is coeliac and asked if they serve anything gluten free and the guy said the scones. They didn't even have clotted cream so my partner just had butter and jam. My partner was very ill a few hours later so clearly not gluten...free. It was the only food he had that day and suspected the scone wasn't gluten free but was assured by the server it was. Absolutely disgusting. We had to leave our shopping in the supermarket and my partner had to drive home to be ill. It ruined the entire day.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service was fantastic. I would recommend to visit. I will be going back again very soon. Food portions were fantastic and food is all freshly cooked. Try the chicken burger.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Flat white came out in a large cup, and had far too much milk in it. Had another try, but came out the same. They didn't seem to understand the issue, and later told me what I should have ordered was a small flat white....Wasn't given the option when we ordered. Staff felt really unhelpful and didn't try to help, was told I could order a small flat white but I'd have to pay for it as well as the one I'd rejected!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

This modern style coffee shop is located on the High Street in the centre of town. It has a pleasant quirky interior. The prices were reasonable at £5.80 for two flat white coffees and the quality was good.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

After only a couple of visits this is my go-to coffee spot when in Bedford as it ticks all the boxes: cool, quirky venue; comfy sofas; decent eclectic music selection always playing; and most importantly great coffee - did I mention it does the best...chai latte in town? :)More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Always visit here for lunch and drinks. Lovely coffees will be back. Nice place for a quick bite and to spend some time with friends and family

Date of visit: April 2023
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CarolB7777
17 January 2019|
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Response from iant439 | Property representative |
Hi Carol, Yes we do and you would need to make a booking. All afternoon teas can be booked and paid for via our coffeewithart website I hope this helps. Kind Regards Coffee with Art
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Response from X8007FGianw | Reviewed this property |
Hi never been upstairs not sure if it's used. As basically only a coffee shop you can always get a place quite easily.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5