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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
US$2 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch cakes beans ham full english after reading the good reviews lovely little cafe seven days a week friendly service generous portions lovely atmosphere nature reserve egg tea cycling russel chips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cracking little cafe and lovely walk around the Wick nature reserve. NB. We went there after reading a Guardian article about the area (Essex Serpent book based) where the journalist actually went to this cafe but wrote that she'd been to The Loft: Tea by...the Sea. That wasn't even open and is often not, apparently. So don't confuse the two!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped off here for a spot of lunch with my parents before a walk around Tollesbury Wick nature reserve. The staff were very welcoming, polite and friendly. Our food arrived swiftly and certainly hit the spot. I would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 26 April 2022

I dont usually leave reviews, but was really impressed with my recent visit here so felt the need to leave one. I went with my parents and my little girl. We were seated and a member of staff brought over some colouring pencils and paper...to keep my daughter entertained. We ordered - food was lovely! Couldn't fault it. Really good sized portions too. I went to the toilet to change my little ones nappy before leaving and noticed they had sanitary towels, nappies and wipes in the toilet. What a lovely little touch if you're caught short! They also provide free food for little ones (puree pouches). Was honestly really impressed. Lovely staff, good food, nice little cafe. Will defo be visiting again 😊More

Date of visit: April 2022
Samantha Deacon, Owner at Tollesbury Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2022

Thank you for your review, I’m glad the weather was nice when you visited us, we want everyone to feel welcome even the little ones ! When you visit us we want your experience to be a comfortable one, see you again soon 👍🏼

Reviewed 2 April 2022

We visited Tollesbury Marina on our way home following a weekend in Mersea Island, and decided to stop here for brunch after reading the good reviews. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. It was a warm day so we...made the most of the sunshine and sat at one of the two tables outside. Brunch was amazing, loaded egg and bacon sandwiches, all freshly cooked with quality ingredients and good value for money. They made sure we had water for our dog and not leaving her out they even cooked her a sausage. I would definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Samantha Deacon, Owner at Tollesbury Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review, we hope you will revisit us soon …

Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent customer service throughout. Was greeted straight away and and shown too a table. Amazing cafe with some lovely pictures of the surrounding area. Our food arrived hot and very well presented there was more than enough left feeling very full. The menu has so...much variety you are spoilt for choice. The big TC and mixed grill were amazing. Will definitely be returning the very near future.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 March 2022

We visited for the first time in a few years, it used to be more of a greasy spoon cafe so we're pleasantly surprised with the new look, however we were soon disappointed, we asked if they served a kids hot chocolate we were told...yes, we also ordered cake, a coffee and a can of drink. Two of the cakes arrived, then the can of drink then the other cake after a few minuites the coffee and the hot chocolates ( 3/4 full ) arrived . There were 2 other tables at the time and plenty of staff so no reason why it couldn't all arrive at the same time. We had to send the coffee back as it was so weak, the cakes were OK, but nothing special for the price. We were very annoyed with the bill it was over £20 for 3 cakes and 4 drinks. They had charged us £3.50 each for the kids hot chocolate. When we questioned the price we were told the only button they had on the till was either hot chocolate or luxury hot chocolate there was no option for a small hot chocolate, we explained if they had made that clear we wouldn't have ordered 2 especially as they were even full cups, there was no offer of any refund it was a case of that's the price and that's it. We won't be visiting again, and wouldn't recommend the cafe, purely on the fact that the prices were far too high (£12.50 for a large breakfast!) , and service was not great.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Samantha Deacon, Owner at Tollesbury Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

Thank you for your review ….. Firstly I’d like to apologise that your visit on Sunday was a bad experience. All our cakes are priced and the prices are all on show before you purchase them so there are no surprises when you get to...More

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

Best cafe ever ,I sat at at table 9 by a window with me and my work associates ,best popcorn hot chocolate ever !!,amazing staff greeted me and my colleagues was lovely atmosphere to work ,talk and chill .now I live all the way in...London but this quaint little town with this lovely cafe ,such great food ,I had the best ever full English breakfast and even a cheeky little scone .were amazing We were greeted by the owners Sam and Russel who are so chatty and friendly. And really good cook called Chelsea who even said hello. Overall best experience everrr. I can't recommend them enoughMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

Delicious full English breakfast, unlimited tea & instant coffee included, great prices & helpful staff, what's not to like. Great selection of homemade cakes & generous portions. You won't be dissapointed.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 10 February 2022

Just a lovely experience. Not the cheapest but certainly the best value. Generous well cooked high quality ingredients served up with a smile.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 November 2021

We all had the English breakfast it was amazing! The best yet ! Beautifully presented and lovely clean, cosy cafe. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them. Fast and efficient service! Delicious food ! Fantastic value for money....Thank you. We Shall be back soon XXMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Samantha Deacon, Owner at Tollesbury Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2021

Thank you so much for your review, looking forward to seeing you back at the Cafe soon …

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Im afraid not. They have also closed due to the coronavirus. Hopefully will be open again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Yes, Tollesbury Cafe offers takeaway services.

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