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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch today, asked for 3 panini's, got 1 panini and 2 toasties. We pointed out their mistake and the offered to change them. The staff then suggested we asked for toasties on brown bread and suggested we were lying in front of...other customers. We had paid already do would have left. The manager came out and wanted to know why her staff were crying, she said she wanted both staff and customers to be happy. She listened, we were very polite, she went back in the cafe and we didn't see her again. If she had refunded the toasted sandwiches I wouldn't be posting this poor review. Beware, make sure the staff record your order properly, they were stressed and busy. Not sure why they were crying we were polite with our complaint.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views. Best to avoid peak times as can get very busy and congested. We ordered sandwiches and coffees.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime and it was understandably busy. We were advised there was a small delay in the food. It was well worth the wait.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a drink to calm me down after just witnessing a mallard being hit by a car and dying horribly right in front of me. We moved the poor thing's body out of the road, but the gulls were on it within seconds and it's...poor mate was very distressed. I was shaking and tearful so we ordered 2 cappuccinos which were great and I would have had the scrambled eggs on toast I saw another visitor eating if we had had long enough remaining on our parking ticket. The eggs looked amazing and plentiful! Dog friendly and very good seating area sheltered from the elements, cos it can get breezy here!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would guess a recent change of ownership ! Food and value for money nothing like it has been on previous visits. Grossly overpriced for pretty basic food and drink.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited yesterday just before 4.30pm and saw some signage saying open and some closed.... A woman came outside and said that they had stopped serving hot drinks. We were Ok with this and said we were happy with a cold drink and she sent...us to an outside area overlooking the beach. There were a couple of tables occupied. We were just sitting down when a very rude woman came out and said "you cant sit there, we are closing". We mentioned that we had been sent here by the other woman and she shrugged her shoulders and walked away... We decided not to stay as she was so rude to us and on passing 15 mins later the same two tables were occupied.... so we have no idea what her problem was... And they have the audacity to state on a board outside "The whole world is short staffed, be kind to those that showed up"!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and drinks were all piping hot and very tasty, the service fast and friendly plenty of staff and very clean.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely food and view, we have been here many times before and everytime it seems to be busier than the last time. The last time we came it wasn't as good as it had been previously, but we thought we'd give it another go. We...ordered 3 different sandwiches and all were lovely and fresh and the service was relatively quick considering the amount of orders they were dealing with. The cakes were excellent too.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022

We were served the worst coffee we have ever tasted, lukewarm, tasteless and overpriced. Not on our own either as the table next to us sent theirs back, we weren't brave enough so just left the stuff never to return. Something must have changed here...as it used to be reasonable but the staff clearly need training in drinks preparation and customer service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022

Fabulous views whilst drinking coffee what more could you want we didn’t eat but food looked good so may be next time we sat with our dog relaxing in the sun

Date of visit: March 2022
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8 September 2020|
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Response from Badgersbits | Reviewed this property |
Closed atm. Public toilets 100m away but pretty grim!
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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Yes, Sandside Cafe offers takeaway services.

Sandside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5