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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
+44 1453 840021
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Bude, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We , being Mum, daughter and granddaughter on a fairly quick visit in Stroud after swimming lessons for little one and we needed to find a place to eat nice healthy food and food that little one would eat and what joy to find this gem of a place by chance. People were sat in the courtyard as the weather... More 

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Thank Allweatherwalker
north wales
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very busy popular cafe. Friendly helpful staff. Some tasty food but perhaps just a little to wholesome .

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Thank Hafan
Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First thing I said to myself after going to The Star Anise was "why on earth haven't I been there before". It is a gem of a place, just tucked behind the old Painswick Inn in Stroud. I had the absolutely delicious Buddha Bowl.. which had a base of rice in a broth with tofu, kale, beetroot radish, mushrooms etc... More 

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Thank Duncan E
Stroud, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Always good food. Always good coffee. Delightful easy informal place to sit alone or with friends. Lots of people go regularly to sit and work or read quietly. Very artsy. A classic Stroud hub. A nice outside space when the weather permits.The best in Stroud. I never go to Stroud now without visiting.

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Thank Alison M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I really enjoyed the pomegranate rice dish I chose,which was so tasty and had lovely textures. So good to find healthy, delicious vegan food. They cater for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores here. My husband had a halloumi sandwich made with excellent bread and the coffee was also good. This was our third visit and the best so far.

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Thank jellyblips
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Star Anise many times and enjoy the quality of food and the relaxed atmosphere. It's a very popular cafe in Stroud. My girlfriend loves the coffee as well. One of my favourite lunch dishes is the savoury croissant and the soups are always worth a try. Highly recommend

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Maynooth, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Thanks to TripAdvisor, we found this lovely little cafe on a recent visit to Stroud. As a Vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for places where I can get a nice variety of tasty food. I would highly recommend The Star Anise Arts Cafe as the food is freshly made & full of flavour. I had the Houmous Platter... More 

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Thank IOS59
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden in Stroud a nice vegan and vegetarian cafe ..lovely food friendly staff......very rustic...worth finding it !

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Thank Sally S
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee with about 5 different types of milk, so something to suit everyone. Flat white was excellent. We shared a toasted sandwich. More than enough food for us both. Friendly staff. Lots of veggie options. Quirky clientele and interesting surroundings.

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Thank Colin D
cordoba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The fusion-style food never really disappoints, but quite often they run out of the already limited choices rather soon, so go early. And it's not cheap, but is I think good value for organic ingredients and freshness.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?