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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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
1 review
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
1 review
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Love this a wonderful coffee shop. Nothing is never too much and the service is excellent. The food is really fresh and the cakes are to die for. No coffee shop in Tunbridge Wells can beat the Basil brownie! If you appreciate great service and homemade flavoursome food then look no further than this lovely Coffee shop on the St... More 

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Thank Marna W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This morning I pitched up at Basil on St. Johns Road with no fewer than twelve friends (well, eleven really, there was one guy with us who I don't really like very much) and ordered coffees and bacon sandwiches for everyone. Someone had a vegetarian thing which he said was delicious. We'll have to take his word for that but... More 

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4 Thank johnpaulyoung
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Ideal venue if you a bored Yummymummys looking for others. The coffee, although made in a great coffee machine was stale and bitter. The panini had lumps of unmelted cheese and was not wonderful. It came with lettuce leaf! On the wall in the seating area, upstairs, was a notice saying that the staff welcomed tips, even though it was... More 

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1 Thank jon b

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?