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The Groundworks


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch smashed avocado korean chicken salted caramel brownie pancakes sandwich halloumi salmon wait for a table great coffee worth the wait coffee and cake love this place lovely atmosphere sourdough gw
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast/brunch. Perfect size portion. Really really tasty. Beautiful flavours from the bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs but THE best flavour mushrooms and tomatoes. We will return. Excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank One-armed-phil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place for an excellent brunch, the fritters are my favourite. Add to that a great chai latte and I am a happy lady 😃 Having always had good food on every previous visit, I decided to take the Mr to their Bao...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LadyHelenH
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Sunday breakfast in Hitchin is our weekly treat not just for us but for our lab Willow too. Alfresco dinning is getting a little teeth chattery now so we have explored the internet for dog friendly venues. On arrival we are told yes Willow was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 459judec
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Love the coffee here (well most of the time) and had gorgeous Christmas sandwich today, combining all the taste of the festive lunch in one sumptuous mouthful. What’s more with Eliza back serving there was a cheerful welcome smile - something that’s been missing lately....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank love_britain49
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for brunch and cannot agree with perception of previous reviewer see 27 November. This is a small popular diner. There are a few tables outside which are for the hardy souls, smokers and dog owners. Staff allocate tables on arrival which could be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Weekender2004
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Not a bad place for brunch in hitchin, food was good and coffee nice. Cakes looked excellent as well. Place is small but we only had to wait 5 mins for a table

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katie66Uk
Reviewed 2 December 2018

went for a saturday brunch/lunch on a rainy soggy day and this cafe cheered us up no end! sat at bar, waited for 15 mins for a table to be free and then we were sat down. Cafe had a great buzz, enough to create...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sir_Mitul
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Trying so hard to present their “beans on toast “ with such professionalism lol ,but it is what it is. Arrogant staff. .. over priced and tiny portions.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank melissa s
Reviewed 7 November 2018

had brunch with friends and really loved this place- great venue and lovely people- really good service and a nice atmosphere will definitely go back

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Heeln
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here twice recently. The first was for coffee only and we decided to support an independent rather than the national chains that exist in the town. Coffee was good and we could see the place was very popular. It was also easy to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Weekender2004
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23 February 2017|
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Response from TheGroundworks | Property representative |
Hello there, Thanks for your question regarding children at private hire. In general we operate an over 18s policy for private hire although children can be present for the first hour of a booking if this is agreed in... More
19 October 2016|
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Response from TheGroundworks | Property representative |
Hello there, We allow dogs in the foyer of the shop so you are welcome to sit in the window seat or at the bar - both places you can also eat at. We also have plenty of outside tables. Thanks and we look forward to... More
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