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“Better alternative than the little chef”
Review of Huffkins

Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Burford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Huffkins is a bit unusual. We are an independent family business with our own craft bakery and a heritage that stretches back to 1890. Established in Burford, at the heart of the Cotswolds, by Mr Titcombe our breads and cakes were originally delivered by donkey and cart. Given the impracticalities of donkeys we have modernised some things over the years - but we still bake everything by hand. Our bakers work through the night to create everything from the bread for our sandwiches to the fresh cream cakes in our shops. We believe very firmly in sourcing ingredients locally wherever possible. Now whilst there is clearly not an abundance of tuna fish in the local rivers there are surprisingly few things that do not grow in the Cotswolds. And when we do grow something it tends to be good. Very good in fact. Our chefs take a keen interest in every ingredient that enters our kitchens from field to plate. So when, for instance, you ask for a sausage bap at Huffkins you can expect Cotswold pork sausages made by WJ Castles of Burford to our own traditional recipe in a handmade bap from our bakery made with FWP Matthew's flour from Shipton under Wychwood, served with Huffkins spicy tomato ketchup made at our own kitchen in Stow-on-the-Wold. We believe in real Cotswold food. Even our teas, which we buy directly from the finest small producers around the world are blended with local ingredients including Cotswold fruits and lavender from Snowshill near Broadway. The only thing we cannot get to grow locally is good staff - so regrettably you are stuck with whatever we could find. Many have been with us an awfully long time. Too long perhaps. Yet all jokes apart many of the team hold awards for 3, 5, 10 and even 15 years of service. Just look out for coloured lapel pins if you fancy spotting the old-timers.
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Better alternative than the little chef”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We called here after trying to be served at the little chef. We both had a full english breakfast! and it was lovely. Will call again next time we are in burford

Visited May 2014
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“Super delicious treats!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fabulous stop in this charming town for mid-morning tea or coffee - everything is fresh and delicious - the pastries and the cookies are amazing. There is a dine in section with lots of seating as well as a take-out counter just next door!

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We visited Burford to have a look around and my family had recommended Huffkins as a nice place to eat.

The restaurant is in two parts: the inner diner and the takeaway/souvenir shop (with outdoor tables). We decided to sit outside and were treated to a lovely meal - potato and leek soup, with toasted sandwiches (Huffkins chutney is delicious!) - with a very good service! The shop is well worth a visit too for some extra goodies!

All in all, a lovely experience for myself and my other half.

Visited May 2014
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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“Huffkins Burford”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Recently whilst on a trip through the Cotswold countryside. I stopped for a break in Burford, Where I found Huffkins restaurant. It was a very clean and pleasant place for a break and a bite to eat. The staff were very friendly and polite. The food and drink was excellent. If you are ever in the area I would recommend a visit to Huffkins.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

lovely coffees and delicious cake and little expensive but worth it. Would have sampled there sandwiches which looked delicious but had eaten a large breakfast

Visited May 2014
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