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Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway

165 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QJ, England
+44 1202 707723
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Fast food, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
165 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On New Year’s Day we walked along the beach at Sandbanks and down to the ferry. There were very few places open and we were pleased to find this cafe. It was quite busy and there was a queue for food and drinks. We sat...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had a coffee and bun in here after a day on the beach, coffee was very good but cakes were rather limited and a bit stale tasting. Not a posh place but top prices as nowhere else to go here unless you drive to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joe D
Zoe L, Manager at Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Joe, Thank you for your review however I am a little concerned with your comments. We have just recently invested a large amount of money improving our dated shop front and often receive comments about how nice and comfortable our inside and outside seating...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Nice little cafe not a lot more to say really if you are passing and need a snack or drink drop in...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carl K
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Three young families on a day out to Brownsea...we were running early so popped in here for a coffee. Treated the kids to a bacon and egg sandwich and it was great. Coffee was fine apparently and staff seemed nice enough. Great find and would...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Toby S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Stopped for breakfast on a Saturday morning before heading over to Brownsea Island. Very pleasant staff, efficient service and good food in very generous portions for the price. All in all a good place and great sitting outside watching the world go by and across...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dan A
Zoe L, Manager at Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you Dan it’s great to hear when people are happy with what we offer. We hope you had a great day on Brownsea Island.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What a shame that this is the onpy place to get any food around this location. Rude young girl not gave any interest when I returned chips in polystyrene box which was burned through with polystyrene melted into chips! She was not happy that I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Malakir
Zoe L, Manager at Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Afternoon Malakir Please except my sincere apologies that you were subject to such bad service. The staff are trained not too put chips dripping with hot oil into the takeaway box for the very reason that the box can melt. It was unfortunate that I...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stopped by for lunch, omelette salad and chips, good food, good coffee, friendly staff, would have like to try cakes, they looked good, but was too full up, maybe next time.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pat A
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch today after a long beach walk and escaped the rain. We were not disappointed. My husband had a full English breakfast and I had omelette and salad followed by Dorset apple cake, coffee and hot chocolate. The staff were friendly, cleared...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rebecca O
Zoe L, Manager at Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We do love it when we hear nice things we all try really hard to make our customer experience the best it can be. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Whilst waiting for the Brownsea Ferry we took the English breakfast. Excellent. They cooked my bacon to perfection as I asked them to (overcooked for everybody else). The tea was spot on, and the service was fine. All at a reasonable price. Great cafe.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank OlderGuy1956
Zoe L, Manager at Haven Ferry Cafe and Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review we hope you enjoyed your day on the island.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

I had been across to Brownsea Island and I was waiting for my wife to join me so I decided to stop here for a cuppa.The people on the next table were tucking in to a cooked breakfast which looked good so I ordered one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank petehdsmith
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15 January 2017|
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Response from coffeeloverpoole | Property representative |
We have a few gluten free snacks in the summer and wheat free muffins.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 15:30
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 707723
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Family run business serving great breakfast and coffee. Dogs welcome after a great walk on the beach.
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