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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

This used to be a really cosy cafe where you’d get decent quality coffee, cakes and toasties etc. visited today for the first time since before Covid and I’m guessing it must have changed hands. Espresso was undrinkable ( more like filter coffee) and we...only ate one mouthful of the cheese ham toastie - anaemic, plastic ham and cheese. Dont like leaving negative reviews but this is more like a transport caf now which is such a shame. Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

To my great sadness and disappointment, this beautiful and friendly community café closed extremely abruptly just two weeks ago. It is hard to fully state how large a loss this is for the town, and how much it will be missed by locals and tourists...alike. It was always popular, and it was easy to understand why. Firstly, the staff. Every single time I came here, I was greeted with smiles. They made sure to learn my name, knew my typical order, and were great to chat with. Even during their busiest times they were always friendly. Secondly, the food. It was some of the best around- due in no small part to their excellent chef. A decently size menu with a great variety of options, at very reasonable prices (especially for the area and vs its nearest local competition). Lastly, atmosphere. This place had it in spades- from the busy summer tourist season, watching the world go by from a table inside with a cool drink, music in the background, to a cold winter day with the fireplaces going and nice hot food. I always felt welcome, and at home here. The sudden closure of the café is nothing short of an utter travesty. From what I've managed to learn in the past two weeks, it seems the staff of the café were given next to no notice of the closure from its directorial board- a board who have so far have provided no explanation for this. Could the café not have been saved? Could there not have been fundraisers to ensure it stays open? How can the directors of this *community* café snub the community it is serving? Surely any other course of action would have been better than what transpired here. Take their friendly chef, for example. He went on holiday at home overseas shortly before the closure, and has since learned he has no job to come back to. There was no "closing down" period, not even a "we're worried we'll close down"- even the staff themselves have said business was good. So to those directors I feel I must say this: your actions have not only displaced the wonderful staff to uncertain futures, but you've also deprived small town of its heart. And finally, I'd like to say a massive thankyou to the staff who made all my visits over the past year so wonderful.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

On a dark day for me I visited alone and the atmosphere, food, coffee and staff lifted me from my black hole. Since then I’ve been back several times and it hasn’t disappointed ever. This is an absolute gem of a place with utter diamonds...for staff.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Visited on Saturday lunchtime and sat outside. The service from staff was excellent, taking time and trouble to get the order as requested. We expect friendly, competent service, don't we? It's how the staff manage any slight problems which makes the difference, and our slight...problem was managed excellently. Full marks and thanks to all.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

It was only a tuna melt toastie but probably the best one I have ever had! Lovely bread and I do love bread with grill lines on!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

A great abs friendly experience. All staff were kind and talkative. Really excellent food and drinks. A fantastic hot food selection!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely cafe offering a range of lunches, pies, cakes and drinks. Located in centre of the market square it is ideal. Cost and quality is very good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2021

The food is always wonderful and a good selection on the menu. The staff are extremely friendly and warm. Still no Puffin baps though!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

We enjoyed a great cup of coffee and cake. The staff were very friendly. We will be back for lunch very soon. 👍

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Menu pricing not consistent - some items seemed cheaper (£5 for a toasted sandwich) others expensive (£12 for a ploughman’s). My husband ordered the ploughman’s and it was teeny tiny for the money - a small amount of bread & cheese with 2 slices of...very fatty ham, a bit of rocket, 4 small pickled onions, 2 gherkins & some chutney - not worth anymore than £8. Limited selection of soft drinks. Staff not very knowledgeable. I think it has recently been taken on as a community enterprise so these might just be teething issues and things to consider improving.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

Recently visited Northleach (having not long moved into the Cotswolds area) and wanted to try this café having passed it a couple of times. The first thing to notice was how friendly and attentive the staff were. Some great choices on the menu (I went...for the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs combo with toast). The smoked salmon was very high quality (no tough bits) and the scrambled eggs were fluffy and perfect. A lovely setting with great food and friendly staff - what more would you want?.....oh yeah - a sensible price.... and it was! I will be back - thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021 via mobile

We called in around midday and the cafe was serving both the breakfast and lunch menu. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Real fire was on. They made half size sandwiches for the children and there was a high chair available. The sandwiches, toasties...and eggs benedict were delicious. Coffee was excellent. Great place with great values. Good value for money.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Kind staff, very tasty food, vegetarian friendly, very nice cakes. Had their bacon baps, lemon drizzle cake and bubble and squeak.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

We have visited The Black Cat several times with our little dog. On each visit we have received a friendly welcome and have enjoyed the reasonably priced food and hot drinks. Tea is served 'properly' in a china tea pot and scones and tea cakes...are excellent. On our next visit we are looking forward to trying the toasted sandwiches. The seating areas are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. There is also a garden area which children enjoy. It is family and dog friendly and the staff are delightful. It is currently open Mondays-Fridays and well worth a visit. . .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

Lovely, local cafe with polite and friendly staff. They do a "pass it on" scheme to support the local town which is brilliant. Covid restrictions in place i.e. masks so made us feel safe. Food is lovely too along with the coffee. Support local business...and do visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Black Cat Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5