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“Excellent meeting place”
Review of Jay’s

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Ranked #7 of 78 Restaurants in Harpenden
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Jay's is a independent deli & restaurant based in Harpenden. We are open from breakfast to dinner.. and everything else in between!
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I love this deli for meeting friends and having a great fresh lunch. Service is always really friendly and efficient. The food is always fresh and tasty and being a deli you can always pick something nice up to take home too.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Really good coffee served here. Food is freshly prepared and reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and helpful too. It's a good place to meet friends as you are not made to feel you must move as soon as you have finished your coffee.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was very excited when I first saw Jay's open up in Southdown. Wow, a real deli, right in the middle of little ol' Southdown.

However, after a couple of visits, I must say that I have been very disappointed. First, calling itself a deli is really pushing the limits of the term. The actual selection of meats and cheese and other fresh deli standards is quite small. That said, I do like the variety of local/regional sundries along the wall, such as the local honey. Second, I think the prices for everything except the coffees are way too expensive for what you get when compared to other local cafes. For example, the bacon sandwich for breakfast is nearly £4, and it is nothing more than thin toast with sauce and two thin slices of bacon, which in all honesty shouldn't be more than £2. Or how about a tuna mayo jacket potato for £6! Probably costs no more than £1 or £2 to make. Finally, and the last straw for me is, the space is tiny, not really well thought out, and forget about going in with a stroller.

In the end it just seems like yet another tragedy of style over substance.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

the deli has a nice range of retail products but excels on its monmouth coffee and high quality food. a very nice place to go for lunch or morning coffee. the menu has a wide range of food but the ciabatta panini i had was great

1  Thank rileymj
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Have been going here since it opened a couple of years ago and has certainly made an impact in Southdown, just a refreshing change to have somewhere in Southdown to get a proper cup of coffee. Other than the extensive menu there is an abundance of other foods you can buy to take away: chilli sauces, relishes, pasta, jams etc etc, all decent quality. Will continue to visit here, love it!!

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1  Thank SRBHerts
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