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Mocha Cafe & Diner

11 Central Arcade | Town Centre, Saffron Walden CB10 1ER, England
+44 1799 523695
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“black pudding” (2 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
11 Central Arcade | Town Centre, Saffron Walden CB10 1ER, England
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Loved the milkshake I had there (coconut and chocolate) probably one of the best I’ve ever had! Also ordered the number 1 breakfast which was quite ordinary, only thing I was disappointed by was the lack of hash browns!!

Thank Sophie J
mochacafe, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for the review. We use homemade fried potatoes instead of hash browns.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd (and final) time I'll eat here. It's a fairly generic kind of cafe, nice all day breakfast, reasonable price for Saffron Walden, and their milkshakes are good. No table service (order at counter) which would have been fine except for the...More

1  Thank Cecilia T
mochacafe, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Nice all day breakfast and thickshakes good equals, one star review? We don't and have never offered table service. My staff have worked incredibly hard over this very challenging period of hot weather and certainly are not in the habit of standing around ignoring customers....More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

Until my visit to Mocha I thought that breakfast places in Saffron Walden fell in to one of 2 types the ‘smart’ and the ‘quaint’. The former serve high quality produce, beautifully presented, with heavy cutlery, in rooms decorated with natural wood and neutral colours....More

1  Thank RMP1960g
mochacafe, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Hi thanks for your review. The business has been family run for 48 years. Many parts of the property have recently been upgraded, which we are happy with. We like the decoration and it has served us well and continues to attract new trade. The...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I've been to the Mocha a fair few times over the years. Given a choice, my children always chose the Mocha to go to for a treat. Now that they're all grown up and have left home, we still meet up at the Mocha. The...More

Thank tamarindsumnerpooks
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I’ve been visiting the Mocha on a fairly regular basis for the last 6 months while working in the town. I can confirm what many people have been saying about the café, it has dropped food standards while putting prices up. Since I have been...More

2  Thank The_Hungry_Horse_18
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

We are pleased this was your last visit to our cafe as both a business and from all our members off staff. Your incorrect slanderous review is actually very offensive and is not based on our cafe but based on an unhealthy interest in our...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

In Saffron Walden for the first time, wasn’t sure where to go for lunch or even what we wanted. On the way from a car park towards the centre we passed a blackboard offering all day breakfasts next to pork loin roast down an alleyway....More

Thank Mike S
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for hot food after being let down elsewhere after cycling into saffron walden. Great value fry up style food - thick cut gammon and chips was fab. Yes the condiments are from Aldi but I have those at home and they’re great so...More

Thank Graham B
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for breakfast. The place was freezing cold and they kept the door wide open. Breakfast was ok but served with fried potatoes that had seen better days and tasted like bits of lard. Quite expensive for what it was, particularly as the orange juice...More

3  Thank Badger-of-Essex
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Visited mocha on a busy Saturday morning, there were people queuing out the door. Ordered 2 ‘large’ English breakfasts which I can only describe as over priced, tasteless rubbish. The drinks we ordered were flat and the milkshake had no taste. Majorly overpriced for what...More

1  Thank llucyemma
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We are disappointed that you didn't enjoy your experience at the Mocha. I can assure you that we only use quality breakfast ingredients, and have recently changed our sausages to premium gluten free pork sausages and premium English bacon. Fortunately we are busier than ever...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Came in here for a milkshake with some friends. Payed for the milkshake and sat down at a table on the other side of the cafe. Myself and my friend were drinking our milkshake as our friend came in and joined us. After a minute...More

2  Thank FrequentFlier756124
nicola s, Owner at Mocha Cafe & Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We would never ask a customer to leave for not purchasing food. We do however expect all customers to purchase something from are large food and beverage menu which caters for many dietary requirements. Mr Slade.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Central Arcade | Town Centre, Saffron Walden CB10 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 523695
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