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“Lovely garden”
Review of Cafe 21

Cafe 21
Ranked #78 of 482 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: British, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cafe 21 is housed in a grade 2 listed building on Trinity St in the heart of Colchesters old town(just a few yards from The Library/ Marks & Spencers). Local,award winning suppliers bring us the best from the markets daily and We take great care turn the ingredients into mouthwatering savoury and sweet delights for all. Freshly baked sweet and savoury waffles, smoked salmon and organic farm fresh scrambled eggs, freshly baked scones daily,Banana & toffee porridge eggs benedict and so much more all help to make up a fabulous menu that changes with the seasons. Add to this- great coffees and a vast range of quality teas from all around the world, locally produced fruit juices, plus good wine from further afield and you have cafe 21. Pop in and try us- you'll love us!!
Essex
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Lovely garden”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We sat outside in the gorgeous garden.
Staff were friendly.
Fantastic selection of food for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans.
The food itself could Have been a bit better for the cost. My goats cheese panini had a small amount of grated???? Goats cheese in it.
The hot chocolate was lovely and chocolately.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank LandDEssex
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“The best place to be”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Cafe at number 21 has a leafy garden and it is the best place in Colchester to sit and have a chatty lunch with a friend when the sun shines. The food was just perfect and service charming. I shall be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Its quite ok........in fact, much more than ok.”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Having had a look around Colchester, this appeared as the brightest and sunniest option on the day, so I went in to have a look.

There is a lovely, enclosed and green back area that is perfect for alfresco dining, but although being offered a seat there, I decided to stay indoors.

The greeting was just delightful. Warm and welcoming and natural. This was just so refreshing. All the staff were just natural and lovely. Couldn't fault a thing with their service even if I had been looking to do so.

The cuisine is all vegetarian. Its not the best vegetarian I have had, BUT it is a cafe, not a restaurant and for a cafe, the food is quite good and tasty.

The cafe is spotless.

The food preparation area is in full view as you walk in and it too is spotless.

Visit here if you are looking for a healthy and very pleasant change.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Khunant
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