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Taste Buds


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Taste Buds is a friendly, cosy deli cafe located minutes from Bancroft Park in the heart of Hitchin, also providing catering for local businesses and private functions. Perfectly placed on one of Hitchin's busy shopping streets, Taste Buds is the perfect place to stop for a break during a busy History buffs will appreciate the building's listed status, filling the cafe with charm and character. The ambience is casual and informal, with outdoor seating in suitable weather. Book a table in advance or just turn up - street parking and a bus stop are right outside! At the cafe, Taste Buds specialises in sandwiches with scrumptious fillings, with a wide selection of meat and vegetarian options, from
US$3 - US$8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here and managed to get the last table, place was full by 12.30. Popular place! Staff are friendly and helpful. We ordered some of the fresh soup and a roll with Brie and cranberry which came with a small salad. Everything really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DaisyChain12
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I've been here quite a lot after work. The food, especially the cakes are delicious. The staff are incredibly friendly and I definitely recommend it and especially the cakes, they've never disappointed. The atmosphere is quite calm and relaxing and always makes me feel better...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PiperCharms
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We were a larger group who needed to meet for coffee in morning, and return for lunch a bit later in the day. There was an area reserved for us together, the service was seamless and the staff were super friendly. The food was delicious,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LisaHHWL
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Taste Buds recently provided the food for our work event. The food was delicious and received great reviews from staff. Cakes were fantastic too! Taste Buds were incredibly supportive with accommodating with diet requirements. Very professional, friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Passenger15399516798
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somebody very special to cater for my young wife's funeral, she was very loved by many and a fantastic cook so it needed to be top notch food, we had 250 people coming. We knew nothing of Taste Buds and found...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Compass47591369111
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Charlton was great at sorting me a party menu at relatively short notice. Good tasting food too....thanks Guys...Give them a whirl..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, TasteBuds certainly knows what makes a great meal and sticks to the slimmingworld principles ! Makes grabbing lunch out so much easier ! (crust less quiche ) Thank you

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StevenW208
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Man, I can’t believe I’ve lived here for years and only had lunch here for the first time this week. The salad was lovely, it was huge and so tasty. The service was exceptional and I will definitely go back soon. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Philipstorey
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Thank you for the loveliest soup, cake, sandwiches and toasties you've served me over the years. Charlton you and your team are exceptional, there is never a day (and there has been a lot of visits from me) were you and your team haven't greeted...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Elle S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We always order our lunches at work from Tastebuds but this time we had 4 meetings coming up in close succession and wanted to mix it up a bit. I emailed Tastebuds and asked if they had any suggestions and Charlotte was really helpful, she...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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11 August 2017|
Response from Marie J |
I had a lovely soya latte here, several times over!
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