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The Salix Beach Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Quick Bites, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups

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The Salix Cafe is situated right on the beach at the end of a row of picturesque beach huts with spectacular views of Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs, awarded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sit and watch the ships go by with spectacular views from inside, through the large bright patio doors & warmed by the cosy wood burner or outside on several large sun decked areas with fleecy blankets available. This is the perfect place to relax & watch the children making sandcastle or stop for a well deserved drink after your scenic walk around The Bay. You can even check-in on your internet friends with the free WiFi connection while having a glass of delicious wine from the wine list or supping a
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Great views, great staff, great food and yummy ice cream! Awesome venue all round really! Well worth a visit to this stunning cafe with friendly staff!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kaidavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this little hidden gem. Mari and Mark have really pulled out all the stops to upgrade this café on Hope Beach. Excellent food, friendly service. Indoor and outdoor dining. Blankets if you need them outside. Dog treats on the counter. Great coffee and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chris G
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Stopped here to get a warming drink during a seafront stroll it wasn’t the drink but the wood burner that did it the most . This is a nice spot to stop, look out over the sea and relax for a few minutes.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 14 January 2019

our first visit of the year 2019 for morning coffee service and staff as excellent as ever see you later in week

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rammie1946
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We stopped off during an out-of-season Sunday afternoon walk for a cuppa and a scone in this small, warm beach cafe. Service was lovely, tge cuppa and scone were delightful and very reasonably priced, and the menu looked inviting. We will return for a meal....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neil W
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

It really is a lovely friendly cafe by the sea. Friendly staff. Lovely setting. Goid food and coffee

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonyh2018
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We have made several visits to this cafe over the last few months , our most recent just highlights now welcoming they are . After our party was rejected by a nearby cafe we came here rather close to their closing time as we needed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank charlieonice123
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

A perfect place for relaxing meal with a great view of the sea. Pet and family friendly. Great choice of food and drinks. Definetley recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank saraphillips2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

By far the best thing about the island, all year round the staff are amazing, live music in the summer, Mari's mocha in the winter, and a every single time marks full English hits the spot! Beautiful views and even on a rainy day walking...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Josh B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Lovely place with a gorgeous view. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast could have been better, hash brown tasty but tasted like it was deep fried and greasy.Sausage tasted like a cheap poor quality type, mushrooms chopped so small they were almost pea size and also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TerriSouthLondon
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28 March 2018|
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Response from TheSalix | Property representative |
We’ve made pancakes before when asked but it’s impossible to put everything on the menu. As our food is made to order, please ask and we will do our best! Mari, owner. X
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