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Come and join us . . . .

Whether you’re joining friends, looking forward to a spot of lunch or need a quiet space to have a business meeting, Café Bucknalls is the perfect spot.

Situated in the heart of the prestigious BRE site that is steeped in history, we have the ideal location to relax over our specially blended coffee, a light lunch or a slice of cake with an afternoon cup of tea.
We are just off the St Albans road, close to the M1, M25 and the centre of Watford – but without the hustle and bustle, and more importantly with plenty of free parking.

The BRE site is home to Bucknalls House – our namesake – and has been home to some amazing British research through the years.
You’ll find a warm, inviting welcome when you step through the doors, along with coffee that is simply irresistible and mouth watering food that is all created in our Café kitchen. Our produce is from sustainable locally sourced suppliers who we are proud to work with.


Our coffee . . .

Nothing quite matches the aroma of great fresh barista coffee, and that’s exactly what we serve.

In fact, we’ve gone one better than that and have our coffee specially blended from three beans – a creation that has taken a long time to get just right.

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Our food . . .

We take enormous pride in creating delicious dishes that keep our customers returning to eat with us.

From sandwiches that are prepared each day, to piping hot warming soups and lunchtime favourites like our Chef’s special recipe chicken and wild mushroom pie or truffle infused macaroni cheese, everything is cooked in our kitchen using locally sourced ingredients.


Our app . . .

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Click and Collect

We know that our customers are busy and from time to time we all need something to collect quickly without compromising on quality. We have developed our Click and Collect site to offer just that, and it fully compatible with ALL mobile devices.

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Exclusive offers

Not just for collecting, our app also rewards you every time you make a purchase. As your points add up we will send you exclusive offers making sure you know about our promotions and news. Simply click above to log in and get started.

Find Us

We are situated in the heart of the prestigious BRE site just off the St Albans road, close to the M1, M25 and the centre of Watford.