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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A good location in Sandsend and set up nicely with outside seating. Not too sure about once you have found a table to then go back outside to queue up at a hatch to place your order. The food was simple okay and had a...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

Called in for a coffee as it was chilly and ended up having lunch. Lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor seating areas, very clean and friendly staff. We nad sandwiches which were freshly made and coffee we. All very good, highly recommend ed.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

Great views over Sandsend beach and a good snack/lunch menu. Can sit outside or undercover. Visited during half term holiday. Dog friendly. Safe COVID arrangements in place. Staff helpful.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

We stopped here for a well deserved cup of tea after a bracing walk down the beach from Whitby. The covid instructions were a little confusing, give your details, sit down and then mask up and go and order from the side of the cafe,...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020

This has always been our go-to cafe when in the area. A great spot with breathtaking views and quality offerings (the crab sandwich and the yummy cakes being firm favourites). Yes, it is a different experience at present with a much reduced menu and lack...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Have stopped here many times over recent years and this cafe is in a fantastic location offering good value food and coffee. Would recommend this as a must when visiting this part of the coast,

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Love this place with its dog friendly outside space with views back towards whitby and dark of to sea. Large ships loom on the horizon full of freight moving g to Docks higher up the coast. Limited menu on at the moment so staff can...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Oh dear, I had been here a few times pre-Covid and it was great. Now, even taking into consideration the mandatory sanitising and social distancing etc, it’s extremely poor. You come into the outside seating area, are greeted and seated. Then, even though there is...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Popped in for late lunch after a walk along the cliffs.... We had the specials Whitby crab and a prawn sandwich very nice.... Cafe was very well organised and kept very clean...

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

Really surprised the only cafe I have come across that is not providing toilet facilities due to covid and I have been in quite a few. Public ones up the road which aren't very nice.

Date of visit: October 2020
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8 September 2020|
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Response from Honeybee1234567 | Reviewed this property |
In normal times, there is a toilet on site but not sure whether it has been re opened. However there are public toilets on the opposite side of the road, going towards Whitby, they are within easy walking distance. Not... More
18 November 2019|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you can get an afternoon tea there but they do a lovely range of sandwiches and cakes.
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Mariola L | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the weather, winter is usually long weekends only but if it is very sunny like is has been recently, they are open everyday
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  • Sandside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5