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“Only just about OK”
Review of Bakehouse - CLOSED

Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$19
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bakehouse St Albans is an independently owned coffee shop, bakery and eatery located right next door to St Albans Cathedral. We are passionate about creating great seasonal food using local produce and our chefs can be found in the kitchen slavishly concocting great cakes, tarts, quiches, soups, salads, hotpots and using Artisan bread to turn your lunchtime sandwich into something a bit more exciting. We serve our great food with a wide range of drinks including Monmouth Coffee, Luscombe Drinks, Pip Organic childrens juices and an excellent range of wines and beers. Service will come with a smile and a passion for food. Our beautiful and spacious interior is on 2 floors overlooking St Albans Cathedral and we also have a tranquil courtyard garden for when the sun shines. Free WiFi. We are open 7 days a week from breakfast till tea time and we are at the back of Heritage Close (just off High Street). We have high chairs, baby changing and a disabled toilet. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Only just about OK”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday morning with my wife for breakfast, one porridge and one scrambled eggs with bacon on toast. My wife's porridge was good ( she ordered this as there is no gluten free bread, in this day and age this is unacceptable)
My bacon was excellent, the egg was bordering on the mediocre and the toast it was served on was practically inedible!!
For a place called the bakehouse I was expecting so much more!

Visited April 2014
3 Thank rex r
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

As a St Albans resident, I tend to visit the Bakehouse when I have people visiting me and we are taking a walk around the cathedral. It serves excellent food and drink at any time of the day. I have had breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas here and the quality of the food is always exemplary. The service is welcoming and friendly and the general ambience is one of relaxed country cafe. Children are very welcome, and the cafe can sometimes resemble a playgroup meeting, but it's worth it for the excellent views of the cathedral and the cakes.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank justpastone
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Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Delightful afternoon tea”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We had lovely weather and a super traditional english tea in the open air. Try the carrot cake and/or cheese scones both of which are divine.

Thank preic
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Saturday snack”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Visited on a busy Saturday morning. Only had a cheese scone, which was heated and served with our hot drinks. the scone was delicious and looking around everything looked freshly made and tempting. The fruit dishes looked good and the boiled eggs with toasted soldiers looked delicious, more to the point, everything was finished and no food left on people,s plates.

Definitely intend to return and have lunch sometime soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lynn S
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Bring back the pancakes!!!”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Absolutely love this place for breakfast! Best scrambled egg on toast best poached eggs, best fry ups only disappointing thing is now they have stopped doing the BEST ever pancakes as they have changed their menu. Such a shame!

Thank Year2020
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