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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Cafe, International, British, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I ordered the vegan breakfast bowl and the green smoothie and both were amazing! They also have a cute little beach shop inside which has gorgeous rings! Everything was affordable and tasted amazing, will 100% be returning!

Date of visit: April 2021
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for you fabulous review on the food, drinks and our new beach shop 💙

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the cafe today with my children for ice cream and coffee. Coffee I have to say is the best oat latte I’ve had, I’ve cream always a winner from here but the staff are always so cheerful, chatty and polite. Xx

Date of visit: March 2021
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic review, we will pass on your comments to our staff 💙

Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

The beat Christmas sandwich I have ever had Thoroughly recommend. I also had an experience a couple of weeks ago where I ordered a takeaway coffee and the staff unfortunately mislaid the order so when they realised their mistake they came out with the coffees,...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Very occasionally tickets can get mislaid, I’m very pleased to hear our staff took care of you and made up for it and that you enjoyed your food

Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

The guys make the cafe with their banter, humour and nothing is too much trouble. Love their ethos and can't wait to go there in the summer. Food and drinks are first class.

Date of visit: December 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for such amazing feedback, we do try our best in choosing the best food and drinks to serve to our lovely customers, looking forward to welcoming you back for the summer season

Reviewed 9 December 2020

Thank you to all at Saltwater, for the warmest welcome at each of our visits. We have enjoyed beautifully presented lunches, with the most delicious coffee and food for miles. All Covid precautions in place and professionally organised. Most of all, we so appreciate you...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2020

Thank you for your kind comments and review on our cafe and staff. We do our best to make sure that everyone is catered for wherever possible. During this year it has been incredibly hard work but it makes it worthwhile when we receive lovely...More

Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

The welcome, like the food is always great. The service is exceptional, even in these socially distanced take away times. Two hungry cyclists are accommodated perfectly every visit. I am always impressed by the food and the staff.

Date of visit: November 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2020

Thank you very much for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon

Reviewed 22 November 2020

Having walked from Thorpe Bay yesterday afternoon we were pleased to see Saltwater Cafe still open for Takeaway. So many other cafe’s seemed to close early. We joined a well mannered, and socially distanced queue, were greeted with a big smile, and pleased to buy...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the cafe. Thorpe Bay to our cafe is a long way so we are super pleased we could help you with some refreshments. Thank you for your support and encouragement during this unprecedented year. We hope you...More

Reviewed 12 November 2020

Our family visit Saltwater Beach cafe often when walking our dog along the beach. Friendly staff, great food and drink. They have a good vegan selection for drinks, snacks and hot/cold food. I would highly recommend this cafe x

Date of visit: November 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2020

Thank you for your great review and feedback on the cafe, it's great to know you enjoy coming to the cafe and making the most of the beach.

Reviewed 11 November 2020

We love Saltwater, such a big hearted centre of our community, delicious food and drinks, friendly caring staff. A must stop for couples, dog walkers, families, friends. Thank you so much for adapting to takeaways and safely providing good nutritional food and tasty treats during...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2020

Thank you so much for your 5* review and your feedback on the takeaway. Stay safe during this unusual time and hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

This place has literally got me through and kept me sane during lockdown #1 and so far #2. I never go to anywhere else along the beach, it is the absolute best. Perfect location, reasonable prices and super fresh made to order food. A walk...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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locallady2017, Owner at Saltwater Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2020

Thank you so much for such a great review! we really appreciate your feedback as it has been a tricky time for all businesses to navigate these very unusual times. We are super pleased to hear you love our coffee and food and look forward...More

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SueR725
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The cafe is small, so although they don't allow dogs in the cafe they have seating outside and are happy to pop out with your drinks. They have dog water bowls outside too
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saltwater Beach Cafe

  • Yes, Saltwater Beach Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Saltwater Beach Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Saltwater Beach Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Saltwater Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5