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Makcari's Coffee Lounge & Ice Cream Parlour

Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
+44 1227 375916
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“ice cream” (76 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ignored while trying to spend money in here, same terrible service as mkcaris fish and chip restraunt further along, young woman here serving and taking orders could not handle 3 customers waiting, totally useless, walked out and saved my money

Thank aw1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is situated by the bandstand which is still the venue for live music throughout the summer months. It offers a huge menu with something for everyone. We had delicious sandwiches and sat out in the sunshine watching the world go by. The prices...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down from London to Herne bay in our classic MGB , we stopped at this cafe when we arrived for coffees , we were so impressed we called back for lunch , the Tuna mayo and cucumber sandwich was huge a real meal...More

Thank 59Russell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple lunch, in a lovely character setting -we ate outside. The ice creams look amazing and those around us seemed very happy.

Thank Leon B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I had the pleasure of visiting this establishment yesterday with my parents and 29 other pensioners who were on a day trip to Herne bay. The cream tea for each person had been ordered in advance so when all 32 of us arrived they were...More

Thank Clarendon10
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Came on a Sunday afternoon. Didn't have much wait in the queue. Ordered a cheese sandwich which came with a generous portion of cheese and side salad. Did the job. Nice coffee. Came back later in the day for ice cream just because we didn't...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A coffee , a tea and a cake (stale one at that ) , just shy of eight quid ! this is Herne Bay -not West End !! they ask if you want a regular size drink which but this actually the next size up...More

Thank grrk
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Nice food, jacket potato with chilli very filling! Ice cream after , a bit pricey at £2.50 for small cone, with one scoop but it was quality ice cream!! And we were lucky enough to be there when the concert band was playing at the...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This relates to Mackaris On The Corner about 100m away. Asked for 2 chocolate milk shakes and an ice cream cone to take away. Costs £10.50! The shop assistant served the shakes in glasses for eating in although we stressed they were take away. Worse...More

Thank Bernard5855
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing waffles served here ... been here three times now. Other menu items that I see being served look pretty good too !!

Thank Paula C
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Colin M
5 October 2016|
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Response from Williamtje | Reviewed this property |
Yes ... but in the outside seating area ... I don't think so indoors but I may be wrong
18 February 2015|
Response from mummaindahouse | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know the answer to that. If you Google it may tell! You. Alternatively there are a few other cafes that might be open early.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 375916
Located Centrally along Herne Bay sea front is this most historic building - The Central Bandstand. Still boasting a stage which has been present since the 18th Century there is a real hustle, bustle and vibrancy about this location. Perfect for romantic couples through to families and dog walkers we are please to accomodate all, serving freshly ground coffee a selection of fine teas, sandwiches, cream tea hot food and our very own home made ice cream.Pop along for a memorable experience and why not bring all the family. You may even be lucky enough to be passing during one of the many live shows or musical events which are held commonly on stage from March through to September.Why not finish off with a freshly made Italian ice cream and choose one of the 32 flavours made daily by our trained Gellato chefs.
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