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There's little indication from the outside, except for a bright coffee sign, as to what a lively place The Green Refectory really is. There are only two rooms. The first taken up by the display counter and coffee machine and a few tables, its walls covered in blackboards with lists of what's available to eat-in or takeaway. The back room is a homely mix of styles: stripped brick walls, a painted tongue and groove ceiling, wooden tables and assorted chairs and benches (some with cushions), and an improbable chandelier.
The food is fresh, hearty and delicious. Check out the displays at the front for tempting salads and platters and go with whatever sounds good among the daily specials. Breakfast here, whether early or late, will set you up for the day. The big breakfast, with eggs and all the trimmings (including fresh greens) even manages to look good. There are a few nice touches, such as water bottles that are brought to every table. Throughout the afternoon, check out the coffee and cakes to go. Whole cakes can be ordered, and there is catering, too.