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Cafe Smithy

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290 Hale Road | Hale Barns, Altrincham, Trafford WA15 8SP, England
+44 161 980 3336
07:30 - 17:00
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Full English cooked to perfection and precisely Tommy instructions - bacon slightly well done, extra sausage, no tomato. Staff couldn't be friendlier, or more accommodating. Recommended stop on the way to the airport.

Thank SimonToyne23
Stockport, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I called in for lunch with three friends, all in our sixties. The food was good and not expensive. However, and looking at other reviews, they seem confused over what time they close up. Our request for more tea at 2.30pm was met with a refusal due to the imminent closure of the kitchen!! No wonder only one other table... More 

Thank Ulmey1951
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter here as an after school treat, thinking we would support local independent businesses rather than the bigger Booths and Costa options. We ordered a drink and my daughter picked a pink cupcake. I didn't order anything as the selection was so limited and the place looked closed. We got a knife and had to hack at... More 

Thank rachelhill1812
Manchester - UK
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Called in for a late lunch. Staff very friendly - lovely Asian girl, who said we could order from the breakfast or lunch menu. I had a tasty Moroccan spiced chicken wrap, my wife had the Lancashire rarebit and my daughter the brie, bacon & cranberry panini. All were delicious and generous portions. Also my latte was exceptional. Cannot understand... More 

Thank chazjunior
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this cafe for lunch today and loved it! We chose a selection of different foods from rarebit to paninis and chicken wraps and every bit was delicious! We loved the homemade caramelised chutney!!! A little haven with friendly charming staff and excellent service! A great change from the costa next door! We can't wait to come back and bring... More 

Thank Kim P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

A very caring place very sensitive to the needs of different communities in the area. Very pleasant time.

Thank aellituv
Hale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I just walked in at 3.20 ( sign says closes at 4 ) . I was completely ignored at first even though the place was empty. When I was eventually greeted I enquired as to whether they were still serving food . The lady behind the counter said yes of course whilst the rude belligerent man promptly said no the... More 

Thank Foodbear1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We called them at 1pm and asked what time they were open to today as it was sunday. Was told 4pm so we got there at 2.45 and sat down to order. Three misarable asain girls seemed to be running it and one came over and took our order but then told us they close at 3.30pm. I questioned this... More 

Thank Martin O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight at the Bulls head and came here for breakfast. Seriously the best eggs benedict I have ever had. Amazing. Very friendly and welcoming, great food and good prices.

Thank minikitten
Wellington, New Zealand
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441 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The first thing that drew us to this cafe was that it was open for breakfast at 8am on a Saturday morning, when all the other eateries for miles around don't open until 9am, 9.30 or even 10am. We were welcomed enthusiastically at this early hour, and the service continue used to be pleasant and efficient. There were a number... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Hale Road | Hale Barns, Altrincham, Trafford WA15 8SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Altrincham
  • Phone Number: +44 161 980 3336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?