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“Basildons hidden gem”

Dream Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 136 Restaurants in Basildon
Cuisines: British
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Basildons hidden gem”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Propably the best cafe in basildon. Great selection, and good value for money. There is something for everyone. It's well run by a long standing family, who have great staff at your beck and call. Pop in for a full English at breakfast, a panini for lunch, and a meat pie and 2 veg for dinner, and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Basildon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast treat”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Visit reguraly,first class breakfast,great lunches,family run eatery,excellent prices,can be very busy for breakfast between 9&10,worth the wait.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Peter W
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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Breakfast visit”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

It's a greasy spoon at the end of the day and dioes what it says on the tin.

Service and the food are ok.

Only thing for me is the price of a cooked breakfast. By the time you've made their full english into a proper full english by adding the missing bits the meal is over six quid. Not cheap.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank avatar777
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essex
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137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Inedible breakfast was served to our family. Food was greasy and cold and even the coffee was nor nice. So sad as it is a good location.

Visited January 2013
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Thank kfowl
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Basildon, Essex, England
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good home cooked food at a sensible price.”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

The Dream Cafe caters for those looking for a simple meal at an affordable price. Its a cafe, rather than a restaurant, but dont let that put you off.
The Dream cafe can be extremely busy at times, and people are often queuing for a table. The menu is quite basic, but what sets this cafe apart from others is the homemade food. From burgers to kebabs, lasagne, steak and kidney pie, roasts, omelettes, fish, scampi and salads, the Dream cafe has something for everyone.
I opted for the steak and kidney pie, which was served with roast potatoes, cabbage, and carrots.
The pie was amazing; full of thick steak, and lacked nothing. It was delicious, and at £5.50 was worth every penny. The pie seems to be the favourite amongst its customers..
i was informed that nearly all the food was homemade, and vegetables generally fresh.
As a simple value-for-money cafe, it really cant be beaten.

  • Visited January 2013
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