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Rafferty's Cafe

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54 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL, England
+44 1732 454233
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:30 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely well prepared and we'll presented Saturday lunch - peaceful, couples reading newspapers, not a child in sight! Really excellent haloumi ciabatta and a pretty good sweet pepper and red pepper quiche (once I got over the disappointment of it not being the advertised salmon, potato and fennel filling!). The cakes were good too! Service quite relaxed, but once engaged... More 

Thank Kent_Kipper
Oxted, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Been here quite a few times now, and each time has been fairly disappointing. Avoid at all costs when it's half term! It's just full of screaming kids! The coffee is nice enough, cakes are very good but the service is slow and unengaging! It feels like they are only friendly towards their regular customers! A friend of mine hadn't... More 

Thank MooMoo19
RaffertysCafe, Owner at Rafferty's Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your last experience was a little disappointing to you. All of our staff are naturally friendly and engaging with all of our customers, so I'm concerned that you feel you weren't shown this on your recent visit. In response to your friends drink being removed before being finished, clearly no-one should have their drink taken... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We are 4-8 guys that come here on Saturday mornings after our workout. We normally go for flat whites and smashed avocado on sourdough bread with eggs and salmon or bacon. The coffee is so nice and food is lovely. Service is super friendly and very efficient too. Continue your good work guys. Best of luck Bo

1 Thank Bo F
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice little cafe. Friendly. Could do with some healthy options though. Recommend it. They also do events. Pretty inside, nice atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank cyclebabe2015
Oxted, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a quick bite & a cup of tea. Didn't realise they did Grumpy Mule so had to order a flat white too! Delicious tea & coffee, great decor too. Food was nice but the sourdough was cut a little thin so went soggy under my mushrooms quite quickly. Service is friendly but not very attentive which is... More 

Thank lollypop1822
England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice spot for a coffee and light lunch, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and a great chance to support small local business instead of the ubiquitous chains that dominate the high street. Take the back route down the residential streets from The Vine, just a 10-minute walk. (Don't try and drive: the road is very narrow and there is limited parking outside!)

Thank Sarah L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had lunch here last week and was really looking forward to it as it was a rare, child-free day. I used to come here a lot but haven't been for a while. The breakfast/brunch menu is good but the lunch menu was a few hastily scrawled options on a blackboard, and the didn't have any smoothies as their fruit... More 

1 Thank Purdster1
RaffertysCafe, Owner at Rafferty's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do take all feedback very seriously here at Raffertty's, and I would like to respond to your points individually. So firstly, on the subject of the lunch menu... We pride ourselves in listening to our customers, and it was our customers that told us that they wanted to have brunch available for longer in... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A relaxing at posher with a good range of different choices for breakfast so it was difficult to choose. Service was friendly and well timed. Will definitely be finding excuses to go back.

Thank Penguins444
London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We landed up on Sat morning after reading great reviews & its didn't disappointment. Non-pretentious, yet full of attitude - it offers a very relaxed atmosphere for breakfast or just a cup of coffee. Judging from the interactions, it did seem like most of the customers were regulars which is always a great testimony to the popularity of cafe. Loved... More 

Thank Keyamom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Rafferty's were very accommodating for a family visit of 6 + highchair for Saturday brunch. Lovely range of breakfast options - it was hard to make a decision. Perfectly poached eggs and overall fab service from the team. Delicious cakes at the counter I couldn't not get some to take away! Coffee and walnut cake was perfect, and the raspberry... More 

Thank Katie F
RaffertysCafe, Owner at Rafferty's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Katie. Great to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the food and service! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 13:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Sevenoaks
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 454233

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