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Elder Street Cafe & Deli

Debden Rd | Elder Street, Saffron Walden CB11 3JY, England
+44 1799 543598
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (3 reviews)
“black pudding” (5 reviews)
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Delicatessen, Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Debden Rd | Elder Street, Saffron Walden CB11 3JY, England
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we’d been here and we were impressed by the quality of food and the friendliness of the staff. It was a function for about 50 people with pre-ordered dishes from a varied menu (as well as the normal turkey).

Thank Voyageur775
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We were a large party of 7 but the Elder Street Cafe squeezed us in on a Sunday lunch. The food was really tasty and there was a great menu to choose from. I marked down one star because there was a bit of a...More

Thank Nood1986
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I gave Elder Street a bad review some time ago but, despite the rather surprisingly defensive management response to my review, I would like to report my next visit was much much better. The food is always good but this time the service and speed...More

Thank MuggedinRome
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The food is great , I had a warm Salad with grilled chicken and I can not recommend it highly enough , it was excellent. The reason I am not giving 5 stars is the wait to get seated and served. on entering sum were...More

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The location and food are good - but do not under any circumstances go if they have a party on in the marquee. They simply can not cope and clients in the cafe are kept waiting. I really hope they get their act together but...More

1  Thank MuggedinRome
gregoire13, Owner at Elder Street Cafe & Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear 'Mugged in Rome' Do you think your review is fair? Do you think your 1 star rating is fair? Firstly the children's parties in the marquee to which your refer are organised and run by Debden Barns not Elder Street Café & Deli, the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

They do lovely tea/drinks here for a break and any moment, the cakes are great but cost too much and the thing is I just don't know why they charge to much for things like that. It's also pretty nice to have a cuppa here...More

Thank Tommiddle
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We chose Elder Street to have our buffet at as it was just outside Saffron Walden with a large selection of dishes plenty of parking and outside areas for the young ones . But let me tell you about the " buffet " it was...More

Thank malcolmmason11
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place. Such great decor, fabulous play area, not a huge offerings of food but it's not needed as it's good honest country lunch. Great parking, lovely staff and good shopping to go with it!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Went with granddaughter for lunch. Food was superb,as was the wide choice of drink for a lunchtime. Little play area for her outside. Had the Fen mans docky. Very filling.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Our group of 4 managed to secure a table upstairs at about 1pm during the week. They were very busy and the staff were doing their best. Great selection of food with several lighter options for lunch....however when my BALT ( bacon, avocado, lettuce and...More

Thank travelswithfun
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17 September 2017|
Response from Weeley1 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to book. But sorry, I'm guessing this reply is a little late.
Sarah F
26 August 2016|
Response from helvin2001 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Lots of parking is available. Not ideal inside for someone with a disability but they are ver accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Debden Rd | Elder Street, Saffron Walden CB11 3JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 543598
  • E-mail
Purveyors of homemade and locally sourced produce.
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