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Small Talk Tearooms

27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
+44 1206 615758
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“welsh rabbit” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here the first yesterday. What an amazing experience. The decor is beautiful with all the little touches. The food so lovely & full of flavour. The staff are so friendly & bubbly & couldn’t do enough to make your experience a good one....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maxiene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Colchester for the High Street Christmas Market. Arrived early so decided to have breakfast before braving the market. So glad we chose Small Talk. Was absolutely perfect. Very warm friendly welcome from the staff. Offered a choice of tables. Drinks order was taken swiftly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this hidden gem on a visit to Colchester. Loved it so much we booked afternoon tea. The staff are always welcoming and the service is very efficient. A good selection of teas and the cakes are amazing. The perfect place for a relaxing cup...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wendy m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality..Quality..Quality..every dish is excellent..scrambled eggs on toast..ploughmans..welsh rabbit with well done bacon and poached egg..all first class..nice coffees..helpful friendly staff..very..very..good value for money..RECOMMENDED

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Set on one of the shopping lanes in Colchester this is a lovely old fashioned tea room with great food and lovely setting. The venue itself is decorated deintly with old fashioned table decor, pictures and ornaments. There is access for those with prams or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenna F
Reviewed 13 October 2018

What a delightful place to relax and enjoy delicious food. We had a toasted bacon brie and cranberry sandwich which was served by very pleasant staff. We enjoyed the background music and the ambiance of a nostalgic bygone age. The place was spotless especially the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carla M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on a midweek lunchtime. Very busy which is usually a good sign. Was seated on a table with 2 other ladies as no tables for 2 available. After about 5 minutes a lady took our order. She then took the order of the other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The staff are amazing, they work so hard to make everything perfect. The breakfasts are amazing as are the afternoon teas. Well done to all the staff and the owner who is fabulous.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Not far from our hotel so ideal for breakfast or lunch. A warm welcome awaits. We loved the ambiance, it took us back some years to the time when tea came in a teapot complete with cozy. Plenty to pick from the menu, all well...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Will B
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped for Lunch..it was very busy..but we were soon seated. such a friendly welcome..hope they win Cafe of the year..I had Welsh Rabbit with bacon and a poached egg..comes with Salad..OH had Scrambled Eggs on toast..all food excellent..service friendly and nice..VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY..will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bigbarryEssex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 615758
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