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The Waterfront Cafe

39 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PG, England
+44 7800 720832
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“cake” (9 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British
39 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PG, England
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

As this was probably our fourth visit to this cafe I felt it was time to write a review.A lovely pleasant morning in November is a nice time to have a stroll around Scarborough and we decided to once again stop at the waterfront cafe...More

Thank Madge113
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi thank you so much for your lovely review, your feedback will be past onto our staff and we hope to see you again thank you again Jenna Burrows

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Nice sunny day for coffee and cake overlooking the harbour. Lime and courgette cake was delicious, all topped off with a great latte.

Thank Peter P
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi Peter thank you so much so glad you enjoyed our cake and coffee hope to see you again soon. Jenna burrows

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Called in this cafe for tea and toast mid morning, what a disappointment. When asked for brown or granary bread told very abruptly we don't have any, only white bread. So reluctantly ordered. When it arrived only one slice of the thinnest bread imaginable! Tea...More

3  Thank Pauline G
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Pauline. I do hope you can also find somewhere else to have your tea and toast that has the same location as the Waterfront Cafe, with all the facilities that I offer such as : fast Internet, clean customer toilets, large seating inside &...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Sat outside. Lovely. Brisk friendly service from the young staff. Tasty coffee and tasty fresh cakes. Great

Thank Charles B
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi thank you so much your review your kind words mean so much to our business. Thank you Jenna Burrows

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had eaten at this cafe, a couple of years ago, so decided to try it again,- it was good then and it's good now. The place is only small inside, but has plenty of seating outside, so you can watch the world go by,...More

1  Thank iandjonhols
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hi thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again in the future josh and Jenna

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Having a good long walk around Scarborough bay, called here as they used Baytown coffee, which is excellent tasting coffee from Whitby, Asked for two Flat whites , yes they did them or so they said !!! What came was two tall milky lattes !...More

1  Thank vivenrick
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Vivenrick. Sorry you felt we didn't know how to make a flat white coffee. We do understand that they have to be made in smaller cups/mugs to make them more of a flat white, of course we know this however every time we have...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The staff are so friendly and go the extra mile, they're very helpful and polite. I make sure I visit at least once a week for my favourite coffee and teacake. The view is amazing and decor is modern all handcrafted by the owners. I...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Came yesterday, we was served by a very helpful gentleman. Came this morning and served by a young girl very pleasant. However, leaving 3 young girls on a Sunday morning alone is not the best idea! Organisational skills are some what to be desired and...More

2  Thank Emma-Louise N
joshuaclark859, Owner at The Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

HI Emma Sorry about the slight wait for your food and drinks, il have a word with my staff. Hopefully see you again soon Jenna

Reviewed 29 August 2017

came into this cafe today lovey coffee and service, we be back the cafe in nice and clean and staff very friendly they gave us free scones which was very nice and they explained they do this most days after a certain time to will...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

One of the best bacon sandwiches I have ever eaten, lovely coffee and great service. Well-designed interior set slightly back from the road so you are able to enjoy the view of the harbour without the crowds. Highly recommended.

Thank dudgeon2016
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 7800 720832
We have brought a bit of city to the seaside, we sell our own brand coffee specially made for us from the heavenly coffee company. We do a selection of Hot drinks/Yorkshire tea Tea pigs/ Hot chocolate with all the works. Homemade cakes classic scones served with homemade jam and clotted cream. We have menus on tables and on the walls/children menu's and the seaside classic's Whitby Scampi and fries. Sandwiches Grilled Sandwiches Snack treat fries/olives Homemade soup everyday Locally sourced Trotters Farm burgers Beef burger Locally sourced chicken fillet burgers Freshly made salads Veg options cold drinks selections including Fentimans
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