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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed. Wasn't overly busy but the order took ages to come in that we had long finished our coffee before food arrived. Fried breakfast just ok, nothing special. Porridge very small for £7. We complained at the till as the table beside us also complained...and didn't want to make a scene (tables were very close). Young lady at the till said we should have complained at the time. It was obvious by the size of the bowl how small the portion was. Doesn't compare to other venues in the town by attitude of staff, service or produce. Overpriced.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Terrible experience today. Sat at a table then ordered brunch and drinks at the till. Waited 35-40 minutes with no sign of our order whilst lots of other people came in and were served. So then I went to check our order was still coming...- no record of it. Now, mistakes happen - that’s not the issue…. it’s how we were dealt with by the staff. At this stage we said it had taken so long we now needed to leave - not a single offer of our coffees to go or anything. One girl then tried to explain that the order had been lost because “I ordered at the till, but they operate a table service”… point being we had then sat there for 40 minutes with no one approaching our table, so what on earth they thought we were doing there I don’t know…? Bottom line, if a mistake is made don’t then turn the blame onto your customer.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

This place was great before & during covid. Now however, poor quality, high prices, rude & inexperienced staff & the smell of fried food just puts you off. I bought a takeaway coffee & hot chocolate. Both cold so we didn’t finish them - again....I asked if they had any Anzac biscuits (probably the best food this place does) & the girl looked at me as if I was speaking another language. After a few seconds she said, ‘no we don’t have any’ so I asked if she actually knew what they were & she said no! Don’t lie then! I waited outside for my drinks as it was too smelly inside. When she came out I asked if she could provide cup holders as I wanted to walk with the drinks & was told no problem. A few mins later another staff member came out with the drinks but without the cup holders & when I asked about this she said ‘we didn’t say we had any’. Absolutely not worth the stress & I won’t be back which is a shame as it was our local.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

Just popped in for drinks. Cute decor, quick friendly service, delicious iced lattes. Delighted! The toilet was out of order, but public toilets nearby.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Charged £5.00 for a traybake and cup of hot water. Thought it must be a mistake. Went back to query price and was told traybake £3.20 and charged £1.80 for hot water. Outrageous! Was told very ungraciously cost of heating water. Will never be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Great location but a pity about the abysmally slow service. Told to take a seat and someone would come and take our order. After 10 mins husband went up give our order of drinks and tray bakes. Tray bakes delivered eaten and after 20 mins...still no coffees/ teas. Again went up to the till and asked about order. They apologised had forgotten. But did say they would do it. Came down to our table 5 mins later and retook our order. At this we asked for takeaway drinks and left. Disappointed our first visit and unfortunately our last..More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

This coffee shop offers quirky food with amazing combinations and flavours. The only criticism I have is the cost of coffee/tea served in takeaway cups. Others beside us where served in crockery so not sure why we were treated differently but the food was awesome....We will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Called in for breakfast with friends at 09.45. Told kitchen would be opening “soon.” When my friend enquired if this would be in the next hour the staff member could not give us an answer, instead opting to rant about the longer he was kept...talking the longer it would take. We decided to leave and find somewhere else. He was still ranting something as we left. We are locals and understand there are staffing issues everywhere at the minute. A simple yes or no would have been great. Terrible service, has really put us off coming back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

Great place for coffee, between Portrush’s West Strand (great big beach) and the harbour. Coffee great (but expensive and small cups). Pecan slice was tasty. Good on a nice day, with deckchairs and outside tables.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

A friend recommended Babushka for coffee. What a spot. During our weekend up North coast we visited both mornings for coffee. We can recommend flat white coffee , Anzac traybake and chocolate and sea salt cookie! What a beautiful position right by the sea.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Popped in with the family for a quick take away coffee and treat. Didn’t see any prices displayed, but chose a modestly sized caramel square. Shocked to discover they charged £ 2:80!! Outrageously expensive, and mediocre too. Don’t like being ripped off. Definitely won’t be...back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2022 via mobile

In all my many years of drinking coffee in cafes I have never been charged extra to get the milk on the side for our coffee heated, well that was until yesterday. We ordered two cups of coffee and asked that the milk on the...side for the coffees be heated, instead of the normal cold milk that is supplied. Our coffees were served with the smallest container (test tube size)of hot milk. My wife on going to pay was asked for an additional 20p as we had asked for the milk to be heated. Whilst 20p is not a great amount of money, I think this cafe has shot itself in the foot as we will never be back in it again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

Amazing coffee, food was out of this world and service was so friendly. Asked for something off menu and they were more than happy to help

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022

We visited when they teamed up with Yumi sushi (I think thats who it was) and it was incredibly delicious. I had a coffee whilst I waited and was nearly blown away, but the wait in the wind was worth it once we had the...sushi. The cakes are fab too. Nice little beach stop for a coffee and bun.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022

Definitely limited by current restrictions, ordered through a tiny window that's popped open (not a custom hatch) but greeted by a friendly staff and most importantly the coffee is flavorsome. It's the small cup type, not the buckets like in coffee chains, so you know...it's the good stuff.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Babushka Kitchen Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5