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Boutique cafe and bistro serving brunch, lunch and afternoon tea specialising in continental cuisine. The Strand Cafe specialises in barista coffees, loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and pastries and food prepared fresh every time. Beautiful beachside garden where customers can sit outside and enjoy the sun.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, good coffee, great views. Easy to park in the village for a couple of hours and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Absolutely love this cafe bistro! My husband Greg and I visited this morning( March 1st) and ordered two Croque Madam’s and a pot of English Breakfast tea The staff are so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble I can honestly say that...the Croque Madam was one of the best I have ever eaten, and beautifully presented with a delicious dressed salad garnish On a previous visit we had scones and butter which were also amazing Well done Strand Cafe….. a lovely experience all roundMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Lovely coffee but cake at £5.95 a slice is far far too expensive… that’s London prices in a small Devon village…

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

We have visited Shaldon several times this year and always stop off in this charming cafe. Polite, friendly staff and fresh flavoursome food. We shared the Chicken ‘Banh Mi’ which is a chicken baguette marinated with oriental spice rub, ginger, garlic peppers and kaffir lime...leaves. Tastes fresh and the oriental twist transforms a normal baguette into something different. We then shared a gluten free cream tea. I think this is the best gluten free scone I have eaten anywhere and as close to a standard wheat scone as I have found. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will always return whenever we find ourselves in or close to Shaldon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

We’ve discovered this gem during our holiday to Devon and ended up going back everyday! Great food and drinks, with a lovely atmosphere. The English breakfast is very good and they have some dishes with a twist on the menu, which is a nice change!...The best matcha latte, chai latte and cherry pie tea infusion! Their playlist is good too! As are the cakes!! Highly recommend their signature pistachio and pear tart! The village is nice with lovely views as well- we will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent snack lunch with coffee and tea The ladies enjoyed a Devonshire cream tea which they stated was excellent I enjoyed the bacon brioche bun The cheese scones were also great and too much to eat probably. We also enjoyed the coffee...and tea.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

We visited as a family, had a cream tea for two plus a few other bits - it was delicious! Service was great, a real hidden gem!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Strand Cafe. The Asian fusion menu is a break from the norm. Hot smoked salmon salad was absolutely beautiful, an unusual blend of flavours but all worked perfectly together. Croc monsieur was fantastic as was the Devon Cheese Tea....Staff were friendly and attentive, facilities were clean and tidy. Only thing that I would feedback is it would be nice to add a couple of childrens options to the menu. My 3year old daughter had a cheese and ham croissant which was lovely but a sandwich option would be good and perhaps add Cucumber /carrot sticks instead of crisps on the side of child's option. Overall though a lovely and very memorable lunch, woukd definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

A fabulous brunch, the staff are attentive, all the food is fresh, hot and delicious, poached eggs lovely and runny. Coffee and tea yummy.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

We visit this cafe a couple of times a year when in the area, sitting inside or out. This week we wanted the Mussels but not the garlic sauce. The Chef spoke to us and said he can make special sauce for us. Not only...were these the best mussels we have had but the sauce was terrific. Well done to the chef and all the staff for making us feel welcome and special. We have been back twice this week since.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

This is just an amazing spot on a nice day, we were blessed with warm sunshine on our visit and being able to enjoy a drink by the sea here was a delight. Very friendly and attentive staff a nice varied menu and some beautiful...local soft drinks as well as a great selection of hot drinks. A great place to stop in Shaldon,More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Very pleased to be offered a choice of tea to drink. I had Darjeeling with an Almond Croissant. Both were lovely (as were the drink and food of my companion). Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

The staff and here are extremely pleasant, helpful and charming. We ordered the scones and tea for two which was two beautiful pots of tea and two scones with enough jam and cream for both these. I think our home-made scones and we had a...variety of ones with sultanas and ones without the pot of tea does come as a variety we chose to have the English breakfast tea which consisted of 3 cups this quaint little Kath is situated on the main street as you come down in Sheldon near the ness pub. Just over the road you can also find the outdoor seating area which overlooks the sea.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Warm friendly welcome. Spotless cafe. Good menu selection. Good prices. Coffee delicious. Great view. Would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today. Not much sandwich options but the sandwiches were nice. Very friendly place and would highly recommend stopping here.

Date of visit: January 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5