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Wentlock Way, Maldon, England
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Thought would give this Black Cat deli a try. Went in -no acknowledgement and table had dirty plates from last customer. You have to order at counter. Limited menu but okay for a snack. Sitting at table - still dirty dishes there with lots of staff busy. When the food arrived it looked nice but server had to be reminded... More 

Thank Sue H
Bath, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Visited this cafe (think it is called the black cat now?) before Easter. Arrived with an hour left in the car park hoping to get drinks and some food. To say the service was slow would be too generous - it was pathetically slow! Drinks took over quarter of an hour to arrive and in another half hour we were... More 

Thank Bob C
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I use the deli on a weekly basis mostly because they serve the best coffee. The food menu is adequate for a quick bite to eat, and offers tasty choices from wraps, soup, panini' sand cakes

1 Thank Anne S
Great Totham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is always a great place to stop in for a coffee and a cake when out shopping; I like the warm blankets provided on cold days so that you can still enjoy the outside space. inside is nice and comfy also and really homely despite essentially be a cafe / shop too. The staff are always pleasant and the... More 

Thank DarenNorman
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I've been visiting M.deli for a number of years now for my morning coffee when in Maldon. It started as a delicatessen with a few tables but it is a sign of their good coffee and food that that the coffee shop side of the business has expanded. The range of cakes available is limited but what they have is... More 

Thank valsayer
Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I love this deli, and as said above wonderful home made, fresh and warm cheese scones to die for. Love the varieties of coffee too. I'd go everyday if I could

Thank hilary h
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Lovely fresh made Panini's with salad while sitting in the sun. Great customer service & fresh local juices too! Even their ketchup is made fresh! Yum

Thank natureChelmsford
Seville, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great staff and superb food, would highly recommend a trip. Definitely a touch classier that the local costa! plus they have far nicer coffee : )

Thank cozitsme
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Yummy food, good service, lovely relaxing atmosphere to chill. Will come back again & try another panini or something else :)

Thank natureChelmsford
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I've been here a few times. I've always had great food, can't fault it really. People say its a bit pricey but its quality food, you pay for what you get and this place serves the best.

Thank Vic_Mackey2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wentlock Way, Maldon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
We discovered Maldon Delicatessen (m.deli) about 5 years ago not long after it opened and have been regulars ever since. With super friendly and accommodating staff and amazing scrummy food we’ve rarely found a reason to go anywhere else in Essex when eating out or looking for great deli food. There is a fab deli counter and shelves and shelves of amazingly yummy produce. You can also eat in on their comfy sofas or chairs, or in the lovely courtyard outside and just watch the world go by. They have really tasty lunches and indulgent, beautifully crafted homemade cakes, not to mention coffee that any real coffee connoisseur would die for!

For the conscientious consumer it’s an easy retail experience as m.deli promotes products that are organic, free range, and with produce provenance. They stock loads of great seasonal local and carefully sourced continental produce as well as great gift ideas. The restaurant is child and baby friendly; it’s eco conscious (no gas guzzling heaters in winter –instead you can have a hot water bottle with hand knitted m.deli cover and blankets to match!); in the summer they have live acoustic Blues guitar on Sundays for a really chilled lunch experience, and there are always tasting events on the calendar. Jimmy Doherty of TV series Jimmy’s Farm has also done events at the Deli and the combination of sublime deli smells with Jimmy’s sausages cooking on the BBQ proved a winning combination, attracting even our most distant relatives to come and visit! m.deli seems to draw regulars and new customers of all ages and sorts and there’s a really nice community feel to the place. The owners and staff have worked hard to support other local businesses, local artists and local charities as well as giving personal support to customers and to community projects. Thoroughly recommended on all counts!

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