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Food
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Value
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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly
Reviews (635)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited the escape room which was a street away and as always on the hunt for good coffee....Googled best coffee near me and literally was across the road. Visited on the strength of the great reviews. Lovely friendly and attentive service, loved the funky...interior and lots of information relating to coffee.....Great menu and fab to see lots of veggie and vegan options....really enjoyed.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best venue in Boscombe. Menus are imaginative and varied. Food quality is fresh and faultless and the service is fantastic. Sylvie in particular is an extremely professional and friendly individual who is making a great effort here with the customers. Her...bubbly and likeable character is matched by her efficiency and attention she gives people. This is a very nice place to stop for coffee, breakfast or lunch. There is a dish for everyone here regardless of your tastes. Also ha e a good veggie menu. If you are in Boscombe this is well worth a visit and it is surprisingly well priced too especially for a high street outlet. Nice to sit outside if weather allows but also has a nice atmosphere inside too. We simply can't fault this place!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Boscombe, you won't find better than this. Last went some years ago and was in the area again so popped in for lunch. It's just as good as I remember. Great menu, lots of specials, staff are on it. Fortunately I was early so...it wasn't too busy but it did fill up while I was there. Not a big place but worth the wait if they have to queue you. I'd go just for the proper freshly squeezed, right there on the premises, Orange Juice. A delight. Let's face it, Boscombe isn't a great place and over the last few years has got worse. This cafe has kept going and is worthy of your support. Well done to them.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

I came here recently and there was a wait to enter the premises, they operated by taking your number and then calling you when a table was free. I ordered a vegan breakfast, I thought it was good how you could exchange items you didn’t...want for something else as usually when I remove items and exchange them in other venues it adds on a charge. The food was nice however the beans were stone cold, they geninely seemed like they had been taken straight from the can without being heated. I was a bit confused about the vegan bacon which was literally cold dried coconut with seasoning- something I have never been served anywhere as a vegan of 7 years! I would love it if in future there could be some vegan / vegetarian meat substitutes as I plan on coming back in future. The main highlight was the fact the staff were absolutely glowing humans, all so chatty and friendly. Took the time out to come and chat to me as well as every single person who came in and out of the venue, I saw them going out of their ways to open the door for people coming in and out and just over all smiley kind staff, especially the waitress with the brown hair and bob - who made my visit! They made nothing seem too much hassle and the fact that they all showed so much kindness with their service made me want to come back in futureMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

I haven't been to this place in years, loved my last experience.but even though the coffee was good, I was shocked at the price, the mugs were like builders mugs with chips all around the bottom of the mugs, my fault, I should have read...the menu properly and wouldn't have had such a shock, it fact I would have had tea alot cheaper, my Latte with oat milk was £4.25 ( surly posh restaurant prices) and my son's Americano £3.30. I thought the place looked cheap and cheerful, I usually go to places that look a lot classier and have comfortable chairs that don't catch your clothes on the splintered chairs, and don't charge that sort of price, I am a pensioner and even though the menu looked tempting there's no way I can afford to go back,More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Popped in for a bit of lunch. Waitresses very welcoming. Had a coffee & poached eggs & bacon on avocado on sourdough toast. Food was very good. Cafe is very nice.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast had to come back the next day! This cafe had a lovely variety for meat eaters, vegans and gluten free. Great prices, amazing food and an all around cute place to be. Staff are all so friendly and welcoming and help you find...a seat once you enter. You can have food/drinks to eat in or take away and the service is fast too. Perfect vegan/gluten free find when you’re staying in bournemouth❤️More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Yes! Vegan breakfast was lovely, would definitely eat and drink here again. Staff friendly and a nice buzz, quirky decor.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Do not bother. Waited 45 minutes for a table then a further 40 minutes for food. It wasn't even worth the wait. Wish we'd gone elsewhere.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Very welcoming and good food. Not a lot of options on the menu and a big emphasis on veganism which I do not approve of. Very loyal customers though. The call back system for a table works well.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

OMG - this is my favourite cafe. The food is always exceptional, staff are friendly, helpful and makes sure you have what you want. We are regulars here in the weekend and the vibe is awesome. Very clean healthy food.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Went there for a breakfast. It was probably one of the best english breakfast we have had in a very long time. Big portions, with a proper sourdough bread and fresh ingredients. Also, great coffee too and very charming place 😊

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Always good, always very friendly staff, food always tasty and the coffee great. If you’ve never been you should! It’s a little different, a little funky, a little different but awesome!! In fact, don’t go! I don’t want it to be so busy I can’t...get a table 😂😂More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Really disappointed been here a few years ago and was great so wanted to take family for breakfast/brunch but saw online on their website no bookings. Arrived and it was fairly quiet clearly about 3 free tables and a big group just left. We're told...we couldn't have any of the free tables but could call us in 30 minutes. Very odd and didn't make sense. Maybe it was personal and we didn't look right or something?! I wouldn't visit again on this basis a real shame.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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richard slade, Owner at Cafe Boscanova, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Hi Yasmin! Nothing personal at all 🙂 I’m really sorry if it wasn’t explained very well to you, but we always have a waiting list on the door when busy. So the free tables you would have seen would be already booked for the people...More

Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

I’ve been to Boscanova so many times, and every single time the food is a 10/10 The cafe is super chilled in terms of the environment, but the food is faultless. The quality is amazing, portion sizes great, and it always comes out super hot....We’re really harsh critics of breakfasts, and there aren’t many food places in Bournemouth! A must visit if you want to not be disappointed 😄More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hello,I’m not sure.I think they will open as usual.You could leave a question on their site. Thank you
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8am 7 days a week :)
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8-4 Mon - Fri 8-5 Sat 9-4 Sun Happy eats!! 😊
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Cafe Boscanova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5