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32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
+44 118 947 3522
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic evening, food was excellent and great service from our waiter which recommended our lovely food and drinks, will defiantly be back again!

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Thank Lizzie H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for coffee & lunch, reasonably priced good menu, brunch is fantastic. Unfortunately last couple of visits there have been a little tarred by screaming children out of control around the establishment. Was wholly unimpressed on my last visit when two of them actually ended up climbing underneath my table to prod & poke my dog (no parental supervision... More 

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Thank Megan H
Reading, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its maybe not the normal place for me, but it does what it does pretty well, decent bit of food, few beers, bit of wine, tables, chairs, background music and atmosphere. Only one downside is the service can be terrible, if you go for a cocktail, don't do it with a thirst!

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Thank iwishi
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

We definitely are a little bit different with our ethos of being a home from home complete with chef, barista and bartenders on hand to serve you. our atmosphere is a reflection of our staff who strive to be warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We are sorry if your cocktails took a while to get to you, we are in the... More 

England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The coffee here is excellent, great for brunches too. Sometimes it can be a little slow, but the atmosphere makes up for it. You can also bring dogs here too, which is handy.

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Thank Chris H
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry if you found our service to be slower than usual on your recent visit, we do strive to serve all our guests as quickly as possible even during our busiest periods. We love to welcome all guests, even those with 4 legs and look forward to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

After a year long break from the Alto Lounge, we thought we would have breakfast there today. Things got off to a poor start when on ordering our food, the staff discovered the card machine didn't work, which meant we had to go out to get some cash. We ordered the 'Lounge Breakfast' which was disappointing to say the least.... More 

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Thank Don D
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Good morning, first of all thank you for the review, we take all feedback very seriously. I am Very sorry that your food and coffee didn't come out to you in perfect condition. We strive to make sure every guest leaves happy and unfortunately this didn't happen with your experience. If you would like to give me a call or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, amazing coffee, outstanding service by Lisa, meant to try this place for years as live nearby, would recomend to anybody who value a relaxed place with great and food and drink

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Thank Lukasz O
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Well hello there! Thank you for the fabulous review! We are so pleased that you finally bit the bullet and came in to give us a try! We love the food and the coffee is to die for! Please come back again very soon with the family so you can try some more of our menu! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Visited the Alto Lounge with my Sisters, it was my first visit but I fully intend to go back. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Great service and a lovely friendly environment.

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Thank HayPresto
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Good morning! Well thank you for the fabulous review, we pride ourselves on our wonderful service, wonderful food and comfy relaxed environment. We are so pleased that your first visit with us is the start of great things to come! We have such a brilliant and varied menu that I'm sure you will not sruggle to find something amazing to... More 

Cheshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant meal in this chain restaurant. Special offer on Mondays with a free glass of wine but unfortunately it was marred by the fact that one couple had their dog with them who clearly was unhappy at being there judging by the high pitched whining. I hadn't realised that animals were allowed in restaurants these days. Are... More 

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3 Thank Gaysla
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I can only apologise if the dog making noise ruined your meal with us. We do allow dogs in the Lounge but we do have some rules that owners need to stick to, we try our best to make sure that when we have dogs in they... More 

oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We've been meaning to try this cafe for some time and finally on Friday we were lucky enough to be able to. As we were not sure of the quality of food we decided a few bowls of tapas with a bottle of Spanish wine was the best way to check out this cafe.. we were delighted with the tapas... More 

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Thank rosiegt
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Good afternoon, well thank you for trying us out! I'm so glad you loved the tapas that we have on offer. We have an amazing offer that we do on a Tuesday evening, it's 3 tapas and a glass of house red or house white for £9.95 (seeing as you said that you had the house red then I think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely brunch at the lounge, it was crowded but service and food delivery timely. I had the poached egg on a potato and haddock base. Excellent. They looked after our grandson very well with a child's meal. Will keep going.

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Thank Barneyq101
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, we love little loungers and always try our best to make sure they are catered for as well as mum, dad or grandparents. We have lots of games and colouring in that they can also get involved with if they wanted to. The smoked haddock... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading  >  Caversham
  • Phone Number: +44 118 947 3522
Description
Alto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?