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£4 - £8
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today and it was delicious and satisfying, good old fashioned food done properly and perfectly and beautifully prepared and served. Staff were very friendly and polite and attentive and excellent. Best breakfast for miles and best in Hemel Hempstead you’ve got to...come here amazing food….More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

I have been coming to this cafe now for near 15 years, the staff are polite and friendly. At times the cafe can get very busy with locals and workers. The food is good and they use proper tea bag no cheap rubbish (no gray...cups of tea here).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Nice clean local cafe, busy, polite staff, value for money. Well cooked food which arrive in good time piping hot. Will visit again Thanks

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

The food is ok, it’s very noisy, if you arrive after 2pm the staff clean up around you and are oblivious to the fact it’s 2pm and they advertise closing at 3pm. It’s extremely busy, which is good for business, but not good for myself…...ship em in, ship em out attitude.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

I have been using this café for just over a year. All online orders, with today being the exception - I decided to visit and sit in. It’s a very clean and tidy dinning area, staff member who served me appeared friendly enough. Service was...prompt and the food was for the most part hot. I only have one criticism and that is where is the value? I paid £8 for my breakfast. A Bubble Special. - the portion of bubble was great, two little eggs (one appeared fresh and snotty - the second colder and hard), beans were a nice size (although not Heinz) and my biggest issue was the sausages. This set had two, as you can see by the photo - they are cheapest of the cheap “pork” sausages that have been chucked in a deep fat fryer on bulk I would imagine. They weren’t overly hot, not taste of anything. For a cafe that has got a lot right (burgers are amazing) and the place is pleasant to sit in. Charging high prices for low quality products is a massive put off. You’ve got a butchers 7 doors down!!! Get some proper sausages!!!! And a tin of Heinz beans!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

Love this place. It's the best cafe in Hemel IMHO and the breakfasts are fantastic. It's always busy for a reason!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

Have been a regular in this cafe for over 25 years. Ordered chicken club no chips twice, 2 jacket potato's cheese and beans and 3 soft drinks and a coffee. Just under £33! Chicken club and chips is £6.60 but I asked for no chips...so the owners took 60p off!!! Chips separately are £2 so more or less I was charged for the chips that I did not want! The new till does not allow them to take it off! She did argue with me but then insulted my intelligence by saying chips are 60p. The prices have gone up by £2 to £3 yet the quality of food has dropped. The eating in customers suffer with delayed food or incorrect orders as the delivery drivers take priority. No discount for the pensioners who use this cafe as a refuge from loneliness. Used to be an amazing affordable cafe but I'm afraid greed has taken over 😔More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Windmill cafe is my favourite spot for a fry up locally to me The windmill special is delicious it’s what I always have with a cup of tea. My partner had a fry up with poached eggs which were cooked to perfection Love you windmill...😍More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

Always come here when I'm back in my home town and have never been disappointed! Service always excellent.. food always fab. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

Pretty rubbish Food cheap quality but not cheap to buy They forgot the toast and ignored requests to bring it Staff seem rushed and not that polite Food pretty greasy and sausage and bacon poor quality and cooked bad Very Noisy

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

Amazing food and service. The quality of the food is very high , the portion size is great, not too much not too little! Not greasy! Great prices and always served with a smile by all the staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2020 via mobile

Highly recommend this friendly team who have been so helpful so I could surprise my dad on his 70th birthday with afternoon tea - collected from the windmill sandwich bar - thank you

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Lively place with good kitchen and friendly staff. Always must to wait, always full. One of the best (or the best place) for breakfast.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Huge breakfast! Too much choice so very hard to make a decision without undue adulting. Eddie's Special modified to suit. On parr coffee. Huge portions 😊

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

So, this cafe is actually like a transport cafe rather than a restaurant. That said, it's not an insult as it's a place where you know what you're going to get. The regulars are from nearby estates and single old people and as I pulled...up outside 8.55 on a Sunday morning a queue had formed. You queue to order your numbered breakfast , pick up your knives and paper napkin and they will bring the food over . The breakfast cost £6.30 including a tea and was ok, if not a bit too greasy . I will go again when I have a hangover , but it's not a place to take the Mrs for her birthday !More

Date of visit: December 2019
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WINDMILL CAFE, Hemel Hempstead - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Windmill Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5