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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Popped in for a takeaway on a busy Saturday lunchtime. So much choice and we were more than happy with our choice. A toasted mix vegetable and Goat's cheese Panini, absolutely delicious. All the staff were busy and so efficient with it. Definitely the place...to go for a snack or otherwise.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

The variety of food choices is always excellent...ranging from tasty soups, delectable sandwiches and paninis, and the absolutely delicious specials on the board are always a real treat. Whilst the food is delicious, the aspect that really makes this cafe is the staff. All the...staff that we have come to know and cherish over the years are so friendly, helpful, happy, fun and always up for a laugh with the customers whilst still maintaining an exceptional level of customer service. Thank you to all of the team for always smiling and making our visits a highlight of our day!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

There’s a simple reason why Cranford Cafe is so popular with locals as a venue for breakfast or lunch. It’s the quality of the food and the service. Paula and I visit occasionally with Dixie dog when we’ve been for a long walk round Tatton...Park. We always get a friendly welcome and quick service. Whether it’s home made soup with a delicious sandwich or the Full House breakfast we’re assured of a quality meal. And the range of cakes and snacks for a quick pit stop is really good. So thanks to all the Cranford Cafe team for consistently providing great food, great service and great value.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Popped into Knutsford this morning for a mooch, and an early lunch at Cranfords. This cafe has been going for several years and the friendly staff and quality food remain consistent. We ordered the special pancakes (three American style pancakes with butter, maple syrup and...bacon) plus a Cajun chicken and mozzarella panini. There was nothing left on our plates! The pancakes were dripping in the butter and syrup, with the two full rashers of bacon a great smoky, salty hit. On the table beside us, three men devoured breakfast plates. They were huge! Hats off too to the lovely staff (the chap who brought our wine spritzer - aka coffee and tea - who made us chuckle) who are always upbeat. Our cafe of choice in Knutsford!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Roger Freeman, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2024

Hi Thanks so much for your lovely review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your lunch and service from our great team of staff! Just going into our 22nd year ....no idea where the time has gone! But hope we see you again soon! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

My husband & I went for breakfast today last minute decision as fryers cafe was not welcoming! Great service & hot food & lovely welcoming atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2023
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Mangetout Sandwich Bar, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Hi Gillian Thank you so much for your lovely review; we're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With best wishes, Sally & the Team

Reviewed 14 July 2023

Stopped in for lunch recently and breakfast too. Great diverse menu, everything tasted good, friendly environment and great service. Highly recommend this cafe which is good value and has a great looking sandwich bar for takeout as well.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Perfect every time. Vast choice of menu, quick and awesome wholesome food and excellent service. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Roger Freeman, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2023

Hello Rachel We were delighted to receive your review, thank you so much. We love it when our customers enjoy their visits with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. With best wishes, Sally & the team

Reviewed 24 March 2023

Decided to spoil my mum and treat her to Afternoon Tea. We were not disappointed! A table had been specially laid for us and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious and plentiful plus the staff were more than happy to...keep replenishing our pots of tea. Great value and the staff were happy & friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Roger Freeman, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2023

Hi Amanda Thanks very much for your lovely review; we’re delighted you enjoyed your visit and trust your Mum enjoyed her special afternoon! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Sally and the Team

Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

What a little gem, The service brillaint, very caring and with smile on there faces, you are looked after . For a cafe it's brillaint, my partner has been twice and herself and even family loved it here and on my first experience ,I was...very impressed . Had jacket potato with chilli and cheese and wow 👌. Chilli was spot on . Genuinely can't fault this place , it's a great little place to pop in and grab a bite to eat . The cakes and sandwiches look brillaint . I will be back 5 star and well deservedMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Roger Freeman, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2023

Hi Thank you so much for your lovely review, my staff were all delighted to read your comments and Phil (our Chef) is chuffed that you enjoyed his Chilli !! We hope we will see you again soon and you must try one of Hannah’s...More

Reviewed 22 January 2023

I had the pleasure of a lunchtime visit to Cranford Cafe on Saturday. The Cafe was busy but I was found a nice table. The cafe was staffed by a team of young ladies (maybe 15 or 16 year olds). I habe to say that...the service I received was nothing short of superb. Friendly, knowledgeable and a smile too. I enjoyed a hot panini followed by a fantastic rocky road cake. The sandwich bar had a range of delicious cakes and various flavours of rocky road; all of which looked lovely. I was sat at my table for around 90 minutes and I watched the waitresses work very hard throughout. They were very busy but this did not detract from the excellent service they all provided. Well done!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2023

Hi Alex Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit, We're delighted you enjoyed the service from our fabulous team of young saturday staff. The feedback from our new range of hand made rocky roads, brownies and...More

Reviewed 21 January 2023

Went here to meet family for a Birthday breakfast for my husband, Sally and her team, were extremely friendly and welcoming, breakfast was superb, bought us an individual cake with lit candle and the staff sang happy Birthday 🥳…amazing gem of a place…will definitely visit...again ( even bought a treat for the dog ) .More

Date of visit: January 2023
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2023

Hi Jacqueline Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your visit on Saturday. We're delighted you enjoyed your breakfast with us, and trust 'Grandad' enjoyed the rest of his special day with the family! We definately hope...More

Reviewed 16 January 2023

We can't speak highly enough of the service we received from Sally and her staff at Cranford Cafe. From the first contact, we were made to feel that we were special and nothing was too much trouble. A party of twenty with four different dietary...requirements was catered for in a relaxed and utterly knowledgeable way. Despite it being a Sunday, the food was freshly prepared and looked and tasted wonderful. The savouries were still slightly warm when delivered and the scones were baked that morning, too. Sandwich fillings were imaginative and delicious, cakes were varied, plentiful and not too big. Delivery and service were spot on! Thank you, Sally!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2023

Hi Margaret My team and I were delighted to receive your wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled everything was to your satisfaction and hope all your guests enjoyed your 'special' birthday party. We...More

Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely welcoming cafe, always a pleasant welcome from the friendly staff. We always look forward to coming in for breakfast, there is so much to choose from on the menu and you can even build your own breakfast which is great if you’re not sure...what you fancy. The food is always well presented and very tasty-hash browns are a personal favourite and as a non coffee drinker the choice of alternative hot drinks is fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2023

Hi Jenny Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoy visiting with us, yes we love our hash browns too!! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. With best wishes, Sally & the team

Reviewed 16 December 2022 via mobile

Ordered a buffet for a party, very disappointed arrived with no allergy information & no labels to say what was what. Expensive and would not ever use again or recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2023

Hello Gillian We are in receipt of your review, please can you email us with details of your 'party' so I can look into this, as we have no diarised 'party' catering around this time. We request any allergen requirements at the time of booking...More

Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely family-friendly cafe in Knutsford village. We stopped in on the way to the train station to get a quick bite to eat for the little ones. Very good children’s menu and fast service meant that we were in and out in no time. They...even had colourful plastic plates, cutlery and cups for the little ones. Highly recommend the chicken goujon and chips - perfect for my little boy who likes to feed himself but isn’t quite capable of using a fork or spoon yet.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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freemansally, Owner at Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2023

Hi A very belated thank you for your lovely 5 star review of our Cafe. We're delighted your little ones enjoyed their visit too, and trust you made your train on time!! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Knutsford! Best...More

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Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5