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Set in the heart of the most complete medieval town in the country, The Waiting Room is the perfect venue to experience Sandwich in style and comfort. Come and enjoy our unique coffee blend, local and premium beers, wine, ales and ciders along with light bites throughout the day.
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice place to stop in the centre of Sandwich for a coffee and baguette staff friendly and welcoming. It ticked the boxes for what we wanted at the time

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Lovely coffee shop and friendly staff. I wish I was hungry to try their food but I was lacking my caffeine intake and needed a cup of coffee.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Nice cafe “ nice people But I’m afraid keeping the ready made rolls in the very cold fridge makes them too cold Wish I had gone for the sausage baguette as the the full montagu roll was too cold and had lost all flavour Coffee...was lovely thoughMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

WE sat outside on a lovely sunny October day and had either special deal bacon/sausage baguette or filled sandwich with coffee/tea . Interesting to sit and see the world go by

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Good coffee, bacon baguette very tasty and good service with a warm welcome. All in all a great place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Great for a morning coffee. Also had a beer in the evening and that was great too! We brought our relatives from Norway who loved it!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

The Waiting Room was originally just that, now transformed into a smart atmospheric coffee shop and bar. Service was great, food was great and the setting was really worth seeing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Beautifully refurbished cafe in the centre of the town. Great coffee and brownies. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

This was an absolutely lovely little restored cafe which was open early evening and served exceptional coffee and played great jazz music. I would have liked to have tried the food if we hadn’t already eaten earlier.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

What a sympathetic conversion, good food, good service, clean environment. Got to say how impressed I was with the conversion. Well done the Waites of Sandwich

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Saw the reviews and thought we would support this independent over Costa. First off, great coffee. Pastries also tasty. Nice atmosphere on a rainy Saturday morning. Top marks!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely relax little cafe. Had a chicken and chorizo sandwich with some cake. It was a busy weekend but there was a seat inside that did not feel stuffy with the weather.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

What a little gem this place is, decorated beautifully what a sun trap! The new glass doors are a fabulous addition & you must see the stunning toilet.., yes I did say toilet! The brands they serve are top notch, and the service set by...Jack & his team is first class… long may it continue… cheers guys Thank youMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Lovely atmosphere. Coffee cake & iced coffee yummy. Great service too. We will be back very soon. Thank you.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

The Waiting Room is always our first port of call when we visit or stay weekends in Sandwich. Great coffee, cakes, Kent Crisps which I love plus ooh fabulous cocktails in the evenings! Not forgetting to mention the friendly attentive staff and vibrant village/town atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Waiting Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5