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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 20-07-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$3 - US$11
Cafe, British, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Maxwells

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great vegan menu
1. Great vegan menu
"I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant."
Mary J
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2. Healthy options
2. Healthy options
"Salad boxes delicious and filled to the brim."
Sharon S
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3. Children's menu
3. Children's menu
"Happy customers all round!!"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Always love coming here, staff upfront and honest, food and drink are really tasty! Never had a bad experience here.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

We found Maxwells by chance and how lucky we were. Staff social distancing, spotless everywhere and a warm greeting. We had jacket potatoes one with prawns in seafood sauce, one with egg mayo and bacon. Both served with garnish and coleslaw. The fillings were generous,...very fresh and the whole meal delicious. First class coffee to finish a delightful lunch. We will return. Warmly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

From years of visits we got their amazing platters to cater for our wedding and they never disappoint! By far exceeded expectations and so well received by our guests from the fillings to presentation, they made everything seamless and stress free for us and just...love how good the entire team at Maxwell's are! Always deserving of high praise because they get it right!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, efficiently cooked. Really friendly staff, will always come to Maxwells! :) also they’re milkshakes are to die for!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite place to eat in Southend. The food is freshly made and always delicious. There are gluten-free options, including sandwiches and pasta, which pleased my gluten intolerant companion. The staff are friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

The service is amazing, the staff work so so hard and did amazing through the lock down period. Food has always been brilliant. Been coming here since 2008, best sandwich place in town

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2021

Nice old style café, lots on the menu, friendly staff, good food at reasonable prices. For a quick breakfast or lunch I can reccomend.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Had such a fantastic experience here today! This was my second time visiting as I just had to return! The staff are so so friendly and the food was 10/10! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

So friendly and a great sandwich selection. I always get the minted lamb and it’s so good! Great coffee as well, Great customer service and would definitely buy my lunch from here every day if I worked nearby :)

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Maxwells has some great staff, excellent service and good food. At lunchtime it’s the best place to pick up a sandwich in Southend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, jacket potatoes, salads and different toppings
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maxwells

Yes, Maxwells offers takeaway services.

Yes, Maxwells is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Maxwells is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5