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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Irish, Cafe, British
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

Good covid protection, a lovely welcome from the staff. A lovely choice of food fro the menu. All freshly prepared for each customer. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020

Called here for breakfast for the first time today. A lovely setting, very clean and friendly, attentive staff. The fry was tasty, plenty of it and very reasonably priced. Lovely tea and coffee and took a takeaway coffee when leaving. Will definitely be back here...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely visit to this little cafe recently. It’s weird as Ballycastle was heaving yet this wee cafe was fairly quiet, no queuing and we got seated straight away. Very COVID aware with anti bac everywhere. Staff were lovely and friendly and the...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

We came back after a long break to have some lunch and walk on Ballycastle beach. A brilliant experience on both counts. The café was COVID secure with our contact details taken, well spread out tables and plenty of hand sanitiser. I had the large...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Called in for breakfast and it was one of the tastiest breakfasts ever. Great quality produce full of flavour. Highly recommend. Lovely staff and exceptionally clean place.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 31 July 2020 via mobile

Lovely breakfast, loved Ulster fry. Good coffee and good selection. Just wish they had taken card payments!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Call in for coffee early on New Year’s Day after a brisk walk on the beach. As I said called in for coffees but ended up having breakfast (full and small Ulster fry’s) and it was delicious. Whoever chooses the produce are doing a fine...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

If you’re in Ballycastle and want a no-nonsense set-up, this cafe is worth a lunchtime stop. It’s canteen style so order at the till. Please be aware it’s cash only - there’s a sign on the front door to remind you. Food is good -...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019

We stopped in the town for a while and were directed to this eatery as a good place for lunch. Indeed it was. Service was by very friendly staff and of course the food was good too. Busy wee place, certainly well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

First visit to this cafe. Left the dog with family as unfortunately no outdoor seating , this was the only negative. Staff are friendly, breakfast was cooked perfectly and lovely views of Ballycastle marina. Will return here when next in the area

Date of visit: September 2019
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11 September 2019|
Response from Angela2707f | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they had any areas for dogs.
Eoin M
24 November 2018|
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Response from claire H | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of options inc gluten free
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bay Cafe

  • Yes, The Bay Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Bay Cafe offers delivery services.

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