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Seaview Cafe

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Mersea Island Seaview Avenue, Colchester CO5 8DA, England
+44 1206 386916
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mersea Island Seaview Avenue, Colchester CO5 8DA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast, a little on the pricey side but good quality food. I had a scampi and chips and a kids chicken nugget meal but if u want the sides which are in with the price if you sit in, you have to pay extra...More

Thank Summerfb13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this little cafe. They serve great snacks and meals and the best hot chocolate I have ever had in a cafe. Very friendly and great atmosphere.

Thank mrs j w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat wide range of foods to choose from and quality... Open during the winter helps if you want to have a sea view and eat

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for hot drinks after a nice walk along the beach. Tables were dirty and not cleared, the food overpriced, and I had the worst hot chocolate, which just tasted of hot watery milk! Will not be returning.

Thank Rugbymum29
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It's nice to have a good cafe close to were I live so it's a bonus when walking the dog. Have noticed a previous review about dirty plates they are right it's one of my part hates. So hopefully management will take note. Mother than...More

Thank alan b
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review and I am glad that you enjoyed our Fish and Chips and our friendly staff !! I was also disappointed about the situation of the dirty plates on one of the odd occasions that we get caught out on...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Only stopped for a cup of tea and we sat outside.Unfortunately it stated to rain so we went inside to find all the vacated tables still had dirty plates on them so we had to sit at one of them.I don't know the reason for...More

Thank esteban692
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I was vey disappointed to read your review and I am sorry that the tables were taken up with dirty plates. With the best will in the world we do try for this not to happen but I am afraid on occasion we get caught...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited here on the recommendation of the manager of local accommodation that I had been staying the night before. Location is next to the beach and has parking. As it was a lovely sunny morning decided to sit outside and ordered the large breakfast. The...More

Thank Brentzy
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I am pleased to hear that a local accommodation owner suggested you have your breakfast at our cafe and by the sounds of it you enjoyed your food and the coffee (top class Lavazza beans, only the best will do!). I hope that you are...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely busy little cafe. Food freshly cooked, fairly well priced and good views. :) can get busy in high season. Get there early ish.!More

Thank jo B
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank your for taking the time to submit a review and for your kind comments. It does as you say get very busy particularly when the weather is good but we never compromise on our food always being cooked to order even if this at...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Superb friendly cafe, with a good selection of food, the staff are always ready to chat and help, we go their as much as we can, don't tell anyone though as we would struggle to get a table David and Pauline Fountain North Fambridge

Thank David F
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we always strive to offer not only good food but also a friendly service and it seems like we are achieving our aims. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Melanie, Jason and the team.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Sea view cafe situated on Tankerton Slopes overlooking sea serves excellent all day breakfast at a reasonable price. May not be served immediately but well worth the wait. Excellent home made cakes too. Dog friendly. Eat inside or out.

Thank Sue790
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

I think that you may have meant to review a Seaview Cafe in another place as we are not by Tankerton Slopes which I believe is in Kent and our breakfast is not served all day (it is however an excellent breakfast!!) Regards Melanie

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derek b
22 July 2015|
Response from Melanie K | Property representative |
Hi I am afraid we only allow guide dogs inside the Cafe but there are 4 outdoor tables where dogs are welcome to sit with their owners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island Seaview Avenue, Colchester CO5 8DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 386916
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A seaside Cafe opposite the beach where you can enjoy the simple delights of Mersea Island. Our menu includes breakfast using locally sourced products and a full lunch menu and cakes and cream teas.
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