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The Living Cafe

28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
+44 1622 756445
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a good cup of tea we had to visit it twice. So glad we found this lovely place for a cup of tea. IWe do my best not to give my money to big chains. Had an omelette on my second visit of the...More

Thank misselainei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just brilliant a real gem. Excellent food and service. Excellent value. Food is well prepared with a great choice. Portions are generous and the staff are lovely.

Thank petelerp
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a warm sunny Friday. There are a couple of tables outside. We had a friendly welcome. The service was first class. We enjoyed hand made sandwiches served with hand cooked potato style chips. I enjoyed a Whitstable lager but there...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Now visited this cafe twice (once for lunch and once for breakfast) Each time the service has been prompt and the food great. The portion sizes are generous. One of the most unique coffee shops in Maidstone.

Thank DanWalker55
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the gems of Maidstone. I have lunch here most weeks. If you look in and it is full remember to check downstairs as there is further seating for 16/20. If you wand a good snack go for the sausage butty...... you get all...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This cafe is a favourite with our family when we want to enjoy a light lunch, snack or sandwich. The waitresses are always welcoming and attentive. The menu is comprehensive and even a roast lunch is available on Sundays. Not only does the food taste...More

Thank veebeedee
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I went here because of the great reviews on trip advisor, but if I'm honest the reviews are a little misleading. I thought the cafe was cute, but basic, with a basic menu. I ordered the big brunch, which was yummy, but nothing to rave...More

Thank Rachael T
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend, never noticed this place before, but glad we did! Both had a delicious sandwich which came with fresh homemade chips...was divine! Great atmosphere and friendly staff! Can't wait to return.

Thank watling_c
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Always tasty food, quirky venue, slightly overpriced. I love the idea of "bowl food", the regular specials.

Thank Char21A
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this cafe with friends,what a place,the palma violet milkshake was just the best,very big choice of food for a small place,the chunky chips where amazing,the homemade cakes were yummy,i had the rose and pistachio (delicious)it was ideal for my friend as she has...More

Thank Jo W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 756445
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