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Cafe, British
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our monthly visit to Cart Gap saw us at the Small Sticks Cafe for Monday lunch. We love this place and have never had a bad, or even less than good, experience here. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the food is so...delicious for a “cafe”! My wife had the crab sandwich special and I opted for a sausage, egg and bacon bap, with a side of chips… not being hungry, you see and of course, a pot of tea. Our food was with us in a blink of an eye and scrumptious, to say the least. I suspect all of the ingredients are locally sourced by their superb quality and taste. We always go for a long walk along the beach after our lunch, followed by a cake or piece of flapjack, as was the case on this occasion. Anyway, as always, the food was delicious and we cannot recommend this lovely local cafe highly enough. It really is worth the trip out to eat here!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to love this place but sadly it is getting left behind....a lovely scone...but serving it with awful 'jam' in those plastic sachets is just mot up to scratch anymore. I asked for any proper jam and got a bit snapped at by the...young waitress....they need to.up their gameMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small sticks !!! This one is definitely a must. Absolutely amazing food, impeccable presentation, extremely benevolent prices considering the quality of the produce .Toilet facilities Absolutely impeccably clean ,a credit to the owner and all members of staff . Will definitely be coming back and...will be spreading the word.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

4 adults and 3 dogs. In for breakfast. Nice dog friendly area. Breakfast was great, and the cheese scones we brought home were delicious. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Lovely! Sat in the garden area with our dog (very dog friendly), had crab sandwich, drinks and cake, great service and fresh food.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

This is a little gem tucked away a few minutes from the beach. Lovely cafe, very friendly staff and excellent selection of breakfasts, lunches and cakes. They're dog friendly outside and have a couple of lovely little beach huts in the garden for dog owners....The coffee and walnut cake is incredible and the sausage was a hit with my dog. Coffee is good too.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

Every single time I visit this gorgeous little cafe I come away smiling! The staff are SO friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming, the food is excellent and the coffee is great (and I am a coffe snob!!) I love the dog...friendly 'beach huts' that they have outside! A really brilliant way of eating with your dogs and so useful if they are a bit anxious or reactive to other dogs. And just to show how above and beyond the staff go, I sometimes come to the cafe on horse back after a ride on the beach and get a take away coffee. It's tricky to get back on a horse with a coffee in your hand so every time they come out and hand it to me when I am on the horse. Now that is above and beyond service! And always with a smile!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic little find. We both had Fish & Chips and it was superb. Its tasted fantasic, crunchy batter, lovely chips, mushy peas and home made tartar sauce. No grease at all on the plate, plentiful amount and tasted wonderful. Service was fantastic too. Thank you...xMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

We visited Smallsticks Cafe for breakfast with our anxious dog. We were able to sit in one of the lovely beach huts in the garden which on a breezy February morning was very much appreciated. The staff were all lovely and very supportive of our...dog. The breakfast hit the spot. Thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

After a great windy cold walk on the beach we popped in for coffee and a scone. There is seating inside or out and some wood 'cabins' if you want privacy. Staff friendly, food and drink good. Menu looks delicious and reasonable including breakfast. Nice...and clean counter area and tables cleaned as soon as people leave. Toilets provided just outside in courtyard if needed. Plenty parking space. Will visit again. Check winter opening times as closed some days.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Visited Smallsticks Cafe again today and once again it was outstanding. The service and staff were first class and the food was excellent, as it always is. This great cafe never fails to deliver and I can't recommend highly enough. Just beware if you are...thinking of visiting to check on the opening hours and days it is open this time of year.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Once again great food amazing service lovely staff. We love this place! Can't recommend it enough. With or without dogs. Recommend fish and chips, ham egg and and chips. Crab sandwiches when available. Cake cake and more cake!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Delightful, friendly cafe right by the beach. Delicious cakes and loved the knitted tea cosies! We were lucky enough to sit inside one of the beach huts, lovely and cosy. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely food and coffee. Nice lunch had by 4 adults. Had 6 dogs with us and no space in a shed to shelter from the weather but the Lovely ladies put a couple of tables under a canopy for us as it rained. Kept the...worst of the rain off. Good home-cooked food. Well recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Visited at lunchtime and had to wait outside for 20 mins before being allowed in to order. Another 10 minutes to get food. Cod and chips meal for 2. The fish on both was good but the batter on one was disappointing being soft and...flat compared to spiky and crispy on the other - disappointing.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sunshine284046
7 March 2019|
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Response from sunseekerNorwich | Property representative |
Hi, Due to the lack of space and the number of dogs that visit the café with there owners we can not allow dogs inside, we do have a covered area outside within the enclosed garden. Hope this helps.
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Response from sunseekerNorwich | Property representative |
Hi sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We are closed on Tuesday at the moment and then Wednesdays during the winter months.
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Response from sunseekerNorwich | Property representative |
Hi Sue, We have parking next too and opposite the café. Hope this helps. Thanks Chris
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Yes, Smallsticks Café offers takeaway services.

Yes, Smallsticks Café is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Smallsticks Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5