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Cafe St James

College Street, St James Concert & Assembly Hall and Dorey Centre, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
+44 1481 714715
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“lovely view” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
College Street, St James Concert & Assembly Hall and Dorey Centre, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had coffee here before going to see the excellent Guernsey Tapestries (see separate review). The coffee was tasty (though it could have been hotter), the service was friendly and the views of St Peter Port from the balcony were lovely. We were there just...More

Thank happy_hobbit
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Pleasant little cafe/bar . We were visiting a concert here and had a drink whilst waiting, staff friendly and helpful. Pleasant little place to stop for coffee or a drink.

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for coffee overlooking the harbour and Herm. Loved the Guernsey tapestry, which is in the same building. Can’t believe it’s so quiet when it has this view.

Thank Gertrude_Jekyll
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were invited to the Cafe St James by the Bursar of the local college, and we were not disappointed. The view from the terrace is stunning. We all had the crab sandwiches - they were epic! Watch out for the local Guernsey butter though,...More

Thank misterg33
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Great view over the harbour to Herm & beyond. Great to watch the weather roll in and out and cruise ships moored as well as the ferries. Wonderful homely food. Lots of choice. Fantastic service from John and Lorna. Lots of regulars. Open for morning...More

Thank 21jan2017
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We visited the Cafe St. James a couple of years ago when we lasted visited Guernsey, and I knew it was where I wanted to have lunch this time. It has great views, very friendly staff and a simple menu of freshly cooked food, and...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Good views, ok looking place. But after you have climbed the hill and the stairs a blackboard says shut at 3pm on Tuesday. Hardly reasonable hours. There were still people sitting there and someone behind the counter when we got there at 3:30, but they...More

Thank AlMcDonald
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Like others, we called in after visiting the Guernsey Tapestry. A range of available snacks (we were a little early for lunch) and good coffee. The shortbread is to be recommended! We sat on the balcony in the shade with a lovely view across to...More

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a break after touring the lovely Guernsey Tapestries gallery, which is also in the St James building. We only had coffee and complimentary fudge, which was creamy, rich, and delicious. Coffee was smooth and strong. The lunch menu looked good, and...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great little café offering a range of nice food and drink, in a lovely situation. It's part of St. James which is a old church converted into a concert hall.

Thank AllieB00
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: College Street, St James Concert & Assembly Hall and Dorey Centre, St Peter Port GY1 2NZ
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Guernsey  >  St Peter Port
  • Phone Number: +44 1481 714715
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