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Sandbanks Beach cafe

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sandbanks road, Poole, England
10:00 - 17:00
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300 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited the Cafe whilst in Sandbanks for the weekend. Nice well set out clean cafe with good food and friendly staff. We had soup to warm us up on a very cold day. Will return again when in the area.

Thank Bobbyfarrell
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Fabulous, modern cafe. Lovely fresh fish and chips served on newspaper print paper. Friendly staff. Leave space for the home made cakes! The best sea view in Sandbanks. Tip: Try and get a window table. I could have sat there for hours watching the world (on water) go by!

Thank sallyannecole
Frome, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had a Sunday walk from Branscombe to Sandbanks with a coffee stop in the middle. At £3.25 for a 'large' latte and little customer service I'd avoid next time.

Thank Emma Y
Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of visits and every time the cafe was lovely and clean. The coffee and cakes are delicious. Staff are attentive, tables are cleared of dishes straight away and the toilets are also spotless. A beautifully clean cafe/restaurant with great views of the sea and harbour. Next time we will try lunch there as the food also... More 

Thank Michael L
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We came here for a breakfast one morning as we were having a walk along the beach. We ordered 2 breakfasts which were 'half-price' as it was a weekday and 2 coffees. Got our drinks within 5 minutes but waited a good 25 minutes for our breakfasts. The waitress kept opening the door, leaving it open knowing we were sat... More 

Thank nataliethomas10
Poole, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great venue, good service and excellent food. A bit pricey especially the wine bill. The scotch egg special was a delicious starter to share and the pan fried cod was extremely tasty. A great way to spend a grey Sunday lunchtime

Thank Paul C
Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Manageress very rude, asked her what the soup of the day was & she slapped the sign! told her I was sitting outside and she turned her back on me!! She was also rude to my sister in law; coffee cold not even warm... I can say the young girl on the till was friendly may the manageress should learn... More 

Thank Helen R
Staines, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

we were staying in poole for christmas and wanted to meet up with local relatives, so thought this would be a great place. It was heaving. We managed to find a table, and queued for coffee. My cappucino was cold. I drank it anyway. Everyone else seemed happy. The staff were friendly and the location was great. Would go again... More 

Thank suzanna c
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

They quote on the wall inside "Our mission is simple... for you to enjoy great coffee, homemade cakes & FRESH FOOD". However when you order the over priced food you are given a small quantity of frozen chips? The cafe does have a great view and plenty of parking nearby however this doesnt make up for been ripped off!

Thank Stephen H
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here for coffee and bite to eat. A bit pricey but I'm guessing it's the area, had great views over the beach which was nice.

Thank Shaun A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: sandbanks road, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?