Voted ‘Best in Letchworth’ & ‘Best Cafe in Hertfordshire’ on Tripadvisor plus Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award 2017/2018/2019

Hidden Gem – Robin

Great place hidden at the back of the garden centre. Great for the kids as have chickens and even Rheas! Posh coffees and sausage sandwiches. Just been refurbished inside too.

Thanks to our loyal customers, we have now been Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winners for 3 years in a row.

Love this Place –  Ruth
Always a good lunch and the owner/manager is a lovely guy. Great for a coffee, Panini and cake with a girl friend or with the kids

A Potted History – 
Our old potting shed – complete with ‘The Rocket’  – back in 2011

The Potting Shed Cafe in 2011 in response to listening to our customers who all felt that a cafe was exactly what was needed in the local community. The building originally was our potting shed complete with an old (and dilapidated ) greenhouse heating system (the chimney of which is still in place in our kitchen and has loving been named ‘The Rocket’.

Lovely lunch – Sarah
This is our fourth visit as we buy our chicken feed from Thorne's. The food is always delicious and this visit has been no exception. I had one of the specials - cheese savoury toasty (cheese, onion, celery, pepper and carrot with mayo) and I'm going to have to try making it at home as it was such a good combination. We followed lunch up with some of their cakes and scones and a pot of tea. Perfect!


The Potting Shed Cafe today

Since then,  The Potting Shed has become well renowned for great food, excellent service and superb coffee throughout the county (just see our reviews on Tripadvisor), with many regular customers returning again and again to sample more of our delicious food.

Our breakfast menu is served from opening until 11.30am daily and includes full cooked English breakfast, plus a vegetarian and gluten free cooked breakfast.

Our lunch menu is served from 11am until 2.30pm daily and includes toasted and cold sandwiches and wraps, homemade soups, jacket potatoes with a great selection of fillings & wonderful salads.  We also offer  up to 3 daily ‘specials’ such as homemade quiche served with salad and coleslaw.




We serve a selection of handmade cakes, traybakes, cheesecakes and tarts including classics such as Victoria sponge, Coffee & Walnut, Lemon Drizzle and our famous Carrot cake.  We also regularly stock more unusual choices such as Coconut Buttercream,  Raspberry & Elderflower, Apple & Blueberry sponge and not forgetting Chocolate fudge cake.    We also stock a selection of gluten-free and/or vegan cakes.  Why not visit us and see what we have this week?