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42 Hutton Road | Shenfield, Brentwood CM15 8LB, England
+44 1277 214212
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  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
“pitta” (2 reviews)
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Central European, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
42 Hutton Road | Shenfield, Brentwood CM15 8LB, England
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Staff were great. Lots of options on the menu. Best club sandwich I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of club sandwiches. Recommend to all.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Compass52241587142
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of four recently moved to the area and with the lack of breakfast cafes in Shenfield, we saw this place. We walked in, 3 tables were full and so we went up to the counter at the back and waited to be seen...More

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank StevieC008
Ona P, Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

I am sorry about your experience, We have discussed your comments and none of us can recall this incident, and we are all dissappointed. I would like to suggest that you give us another chance. We do our utmost to give everyone a pleasant time...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Excellent food, freshly prepared. Coffee also top notch. Service friendly and prompt. Cost effective pricing. Visiting here for a number of years when in Shenfield. Don't miss it !

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank vikingeric69
Ona P, Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review. You have put us on a pedestal... our aim is to maintain the level that you have become accustomed to

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Have visited for two years on a weekly basis for lunch and coffee/tea breaks. Food , menu choices , beverages, staff, atmosphere and cleanliness are of Stellar quality. The venue provides the added bonus of a delightful dining patio outside at the rear of the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank david55_13
Ona P, Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you David. Thanks for the kind thoughts I could not have paid for a better review. We aim to maintain our standards. Thanks again

Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have been a regular in On a Plate since it opened (going there alone, or with my family or friends), and I intend to remain a regular! The staff are friendly and welcoming, the food and drink are great, and it’s very comfortable with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Rachel P
Ona P, Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks Rachel. we really appreciate your review and custom.

Reviewed 2 February 2018

Very friendly with excellent range of food. Hugely better than the array of "chain" coffee shops in the area.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BarrySpall
Ona P, General Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you Barry, pleased that you think the way that we do

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Just came for a coffee and sat at a table in the patio area, a lovely, charming and quiet place with very friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited On a Plate this afternoon and had a cuppa. We sat in the lovely quiet garden area which was a great place to have a chat and to enjoy the cappuccino, latte and tea which we ordered. Although we weren't...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank 291ally
Ona P, Owner at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks for coming, pleased you enjoyed the afternoon.. Our patio is a little oasis in shenfield and you were lucky that afternoon with the weather and to be alone. On a sunny day we are usually very busy outside in the sunshine.... Did i omit...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent cafe. Lovely hot HUGE coffee and great breakfasts with locally sourced products. Yummy freshly blended smoothies too!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank tm_ess3x
Ona P, Owner at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Many thanks for your review tm.. Pleased you enjoyed the breakfast....

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I often pop in here to meet a friend/ friends. The staff are friendly and the quality of the food very good. If I could improve one thing I would like butter and not margarine on my toast. Lovely place

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank email2jennie
Ona P, Manager at Onaplate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks Jennie, glad you like the food and feel happy enough here to leave a comment... Let us know next time you come in and we will make sure you get Butter and not spread... you only need ask

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Central European, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Hutton Road | Shenfield, Brentwood CM15 8LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Borough of Brentwood  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 214212
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Onaplate is an Independent family run café based in Shenfield. Now in it's 5th year, and open 6 days a week 8am to 4.30pm, we continue to serve the local community with the freshest food that is always prepared to order. Whether you are looking for an all day breakfast, a healthy salad, a sandwich or home baked quiches and cakes, we can guarantee the freshness and quality as all our ingredients are sourced locally. We are fortunate to work with Award winning local butchers and bakers, and source all our fruit and veg daily from Spitalfields. Our coffee is also locally sourced, we insist on using our supplier's finest roast, and our very popular milkshakes and smoothies are made to our own recipes. We have a lovely outside patio area, and are very dog friendly, in fact they even have their own special entrance. We are also available to hire for private functions, and are fully licenced until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. We have a maximum capacity for 60 people, so a great location for events such as birthday and christening celebrations. We are very enthusiastic about being part of and supporting the local community, we frequently host wine and spirit tastings for both the Shenfield wine merchants, and also display the work of local amateur photographers and artists.
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