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56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
+44 1892 526422
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to visit at any time. Great coffee, cakes, very pleasant staff and lovely ambience. Good value too.

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Thank Karen W
Reigate, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still sitting in here. As I often go to the Tonbridge Basil, which I like a lot, I thought I'll give this one a go too. Unfortunately, I didn't find it as nice. No problem with food & coffee & staff at all, but its premises are hardly as inviting as the Tonbridge one. Rather odd seating area upstairs, with... More 

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Thank Vildo
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This a very friendly cafe serving quality food & drink. You can either sit downstairs in the window and watch the world go by or upstairs. The price is good for the quality of food, drink, and service.

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Thank steve-rtw
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I like to grab their cakes when possible, they can be a little pricey but the servings are large. They are often very busy so sometimes a slight wait for a table but no more than a couple minutes. Waitresses are quick and attentive and look like Mila Kunis.

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Thank Chris D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had seen very good reviews on this pleasant coffee house.So thought I would give it a try for tea and cake. I selected flapjack with chocolate topping. Oh dear - Chocolate topping was COOKING chocolate a no no with me especially when paying £3.50 per cake. Might try it again - not sure.

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Thank joanie555
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Popped in for lunch with a friend. Great service and attentive staff. Atmosphere was very good. Enjoyed a tuna melt panini, apple and raspberry drink and cappucino. Will definitely return.

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Thank Rosemary C
Tunbridge Wells
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Coffee, lunch and cakes, which are all completely delicious. I'm a regular customer and the amazing quiches and salads keep me going for the rest of the day! All the staff are so helpful & friendly and there's a great seating area upstairs.

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Thank Sam C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Whilst they advertise gluten free food, it may have no gluten containing ingredients, being uncovered and next to gluten containing food.....it is not gluten free!!!

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1 Thank Gail B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Can't believe some people are complaining about the white walls, when it is so difficult to drag one's eyes away from the delicious array of cakes, salads and quiches! I've been coming here regularly since it opened, often feeling the need to reward myself after a taxing (not) Pilates session, with a slice of Billionair's Shortbread, shared dutifully with a... More 

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1 Thank Barbara M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been using this wonderful coffee shop/restaurant for a numbers of years, its conveniently located for town, local shops and business and serves the most wonderful selection of cakes!!! I have also indulged myself with the lovely fresh selection of cold salads and hot breakfasts. The staff cant do enough for you and provide a very pleasant environment to... More 

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2 Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 St. Johns Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 526422

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?