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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
+44 1453 840021
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

With its daily changing menu , even fish on friday chef Nick makes many a dream come true with superb presentation and very healthy dishes, all that with high quality drinks, the Chai Latte my favourite

Thank Lucas S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've dined in vegetarian establishments before but this takes the experience that mile further. It was a set meal for a charity event and all I can say is that I look forward to returning to sample more dishes. We started with a peanut based...More

Thank GBtasteful
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How I miss Star Anise since we moved away. I used to visit at least once a week for coffee or a meal. The coffee is the best in Stroud and the food is home made quality, delicious and wholesome. Ingredients are mostly organic and...More

Thank FoodLoverFromStroud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Star Anise as often as we can as the quality of the local produce is top notch and the range of food and drinks available is impressive for a vegan cafe. With a constantly changing seasonal menu and many live music / performance...More

Thank DavidStatter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian, vegan or normal (!) All catered for here. The lunch menu looks good but only had time for a bite. Will be back to sample the fare. Lovely location and hood vibes. Full of obviously regulars but felt incredibly welcome, although I am typing...More

Thank Werder286
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always very popular with all Stroud and, finally managed it, on a corner in stroud with a courtyard outside. Very good service and lunch time vibes, lovely menu.

Thank 820rosies
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This place was recommended to me but took some finding, being tucked away down a walkway alongside a pub, but it was well worth the effort to seek it out. My lunch was delicious, freshly prepared and arrived fairly quickly. It was so nice to...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We found this at the bottom of a hill away from busy town centre. Food was clearly described on wall menu with all ingredients. Staff were kind and professional and made food to order. We enjoyed hummus and toast and sandwich all made with artisanal...More

Thank Alasdair D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Both me and my boyfriend are intolerant to dairy products. Many normal high street cafes do not offer vegan or dairy free cakes. So this cafe is a godsend for us! I asked for a vegan cake and it was lovely to see options available!...More

Thank Paphos_Photographer
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Love Star Anise, visit regularly for lunch food is always superb, without doubt the best lunch in Stroud and as locals we have tried them all!

Thank glosgirls2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: +44 1453 840021
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