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“Excellent first time visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Barrissimo

Barrissimo
Ranked #79 of 326 Restaurants in St Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent first time visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Working locally and looking for a quick snack and quality coffee. Found this place after walking past all the usual coffee shop chains. Warm and friendly welcome, clean and pleasant food display. Chose egg/cheese/bacon sandwich - super, and cappuccino - proper Italian taste.
Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank paz c
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing, as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I had been looking forward to a special breakfast here all the way on the train from Durham! It certainly didn't disappoint. Cooked perfectly to order with a superb coffee.

Staff are helpful, super friendly and efficient. Definitely my favourite cafe in the south of England!!!

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Thank Mark B
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“How did they get to number 2?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I was in the town centre and wanted something to eat.was parsing Barrissimo so went in and got a roll.just did not like it very bland.Do not understand how this place is number 2 on Trip ! Will not be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
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5 Thank Trevor F
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Hertfordshire
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Superb coffee and much more....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This delightful cafe/coffee bar serves great quality coffee (knocks spots off Costa, Starbucks etc) in a vibrant, buzzy atmosphere. It is always our first port of call when shopping. They offer a great selection of pasta, pannini's etc along with a wide variety of cakes, pastries and biscuits. The staff are always warm and friendly and I only wish there was an independent coffee place like this in my home town. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Brady1962
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“You MUST try this place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

After living in St Albans for 3 years we finally went in this café and we are so glad we did (just a shame we didn't do it sooner!)

It doesn't look like much from the outside, hence why we never went in, but finally decided to go because of the reviews.

Its a great little place, we had a Panini, a pasta and two san pelligrino's to take away and it only cost £10, a complete bargain for fresh homemade food, hardly anymore than getting a manky sandwich from the supermarket.

All the sandwiches and pastas are in a long fridge so you can select the one you want, they are then toasted and heated up for you to enjoy either in the café or as takeout.

The flavors were great, obviously made fresh that day.

The cake and deserts also looked fab but we didn't get time to sample them... we will just have to go back!!!!!!!

The guy at the till (presumably the owner) was super friendly and knew a lot of the customers by name which is always nice.

Go here asap, its amazing

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank wolfboy27
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