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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Emailed the cafe the night before to book and asked about the vegetarian breakfast I saw on trip advisor as no longer on the menu. Owner was amazing and said they could easily make up something for us as all ingredients are still there. When...we arrived we had a lovely table in an alcove, just us and our 2 dogs. On the menu it even encourages people to ask if there's something they'd like and it's not there. I had a vegetarian breakfast, my daughter had halloumi and veg sausage sandwich and my son had the vegetarian breakfast but with proper sausages. Really lovely place, 100% worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

Visiting the Gilbert White museum, we only had teas and coffees but the service was good and the cafe very clean. The cakes looked lovely so we will make a return visit! There was a mini farm shop too which looked very good quality -...not to mention their own gin! Staff were very friendly.and helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Very good quality and aided by a garden cafe off shoot. Great to sit and relax. Whole set up very good with friendly and efficient staff.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Lovely cafe Dogs 🐶 allowed in some areas🐕 Real thought to decor and some lovely touches Super children’s menu Menu clear to read and good selection and variation of food Service coffee and food all good✅ They didn’t even mind our very must boots from...walking 😊 Will return Also a lovely community feel and they sell newspaper and essentials for the village. 👍🏼More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch and saw a Sunday roast menu. Had a roast beef with all the trappings and the veggie option. Absolutely gorgeous. Quick service and nicely presented.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

My sister was just there this lunchtime and enjoyed a delicious scone and tea. I am here in Canda hanging on her every word ! Revelling in the photos she sends. We lived in Newton Valence before emigrating in 1957. We spent countless hours on...Selborne Common and running down the zig zag to the village and back up again. We were always interested in the tortoise in the garden and happily found him . Selborne was very different then and has undergone changes through out the years.We still come back every time we come to visit our "home". I loved the coffee cake served for many years. Best of Luck with your venture in this magical place I still call "home" Heather Dennison BrandtMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

We've visited before and found the cakes very disappointing, dry and rather tasteless. Shouldn't the frangipane on a Bakewell actually tasted of almonds? However being fair minded we wanted to give the place another go. We decided to have their sandwiches for lunch. The sandwiches...were very well filled and came with crisps and salad. I must say that it was lovely to be asked if I wanted dressing on my salad. Why do so many places assume everyone wants a dressed salad? My mum had the Coronation chicken, which she said was lovely. I had the tuna sandwich which was okay, but a bit tasteless. The main issue was with the length of time the food took to arrive and the mistakes made with orders. The mistake made with our order was pretty minor, my tuna sandwich should have included cucumber or onion. I requested cucumber, but didn't get either! However, other mistakes being made could have had more serious consequences e.g one customer had informed the staff that she had coeliac disease, yet when her salmon salad arrived it was covered with croutons. Another woman had been waiting for quite a while before the waitress informed her that they weren't actually serving quiche today! We also witnessed several other people asking where their Welsh Rarebits were, because they had taken so long. This restaurant/tea room really needs to be run more tightly, with more, and better trained staff.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 May 2019

Light lunches, sandwiches cakes etc. are available. The Afternoon tea at £13 per head is excellent (must be ordered in advance) - for two, we had three rounds of sandwiches, tuna, egg and ham) a scone with jam and clotted cream and a choice of...cake from the counter. Outside seating is available. You do not have to go into Gilbert White's house to access the café.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2019

My mother and I had tea for two there and in terms of quality, taste, and service, it was just incredible. We have had high tea in lots of lovely places, and 5* hotels, but this one tops it. The produce is freshly prepared, fillings...in the "real" bread were divine, big thick cut ham. Just phenomenal. The serving team are lovely too, all smiling and really look like they enjoy working there, great to see. Would DEFINITELY go again and take more people to savour the delights of the food. Oh and don't get me started on the cake selection. I had courgette and elderflower cake, delicious and fresh and moist and light.. just divine! Just park up in the FREE car park out the back of the Selbourne Arms and wander left till you find it. You don't even have to visit the museum to use the café facilities. Thank you again Whites' team :-)More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 March 2019

Visited today with my daughter and was greeted by lovely friendly staff who showed us to our reserved table. We chose our cakes from the ample display and which tea we wanted. The tea arrived first and then the trays of sandwiches, scones, and our...chosen cakes. There were three types of fillings in the sandwiches: tuna, ham, and egg that were made with fresh bread, both white and brown. All were delicious with plenty of fillings and I cannot recommend this café highly enough. We took advantage of a 2 for 1 offer and couldn't be more happy. We'll definitely be back again with more friends and family.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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