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Cafe, British, Grill, Fast food, Pub
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stayed overnight in the apartment above the cafe and I write this review just before leaving. I haven't used the cafe because I arrived after it closed and will be leaving before it reopens. The apartment is absolutely top notch, A1, 5 star. It...was enormous and the bedroom alone is bigger than some of the places I have previously rented. Everything looks brand new, the apartment is very tastefully furnished throughout, it was very well equipped and most importantly, it was spotless and very comfortable. There is nothing to dislike about this property. Great views out onto the runway with light aircraft taking off or landing, very quiet in the night and basically, no-one bothers you whilst you are there. Pub and chip shop in the village a short drive from the property and really, for the price I paid it is just unbelievable value. I never met the owners but their instructions for getting the keys to the property were easy to follow and a phone number was provided in case of any queries or problem. They should be proud of the quality of the property they provide. A great find and very highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

We’ve been to the Happy Cafe at Santoft Airfield for coffee and bacon rolls this morning. This busy little cafe is popular with locals who enjoy a good breakfast or sweet treat with their coffee at keen prices. There is bright conservatory overlooking the airfield...where you can watch the light aircraft taking off and landing, and plenty of alternative seating both inside and out - all we need is a bit of sunshine to enjoy the outdoors space! The cafe is open every day from 10am - you can be sure of a warm welcome here!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Just been to the Happy Cafe today for breakfast. First visit here, and it was lovely ! Excellent breakfast, great quality ingredients, good value and lovely staff. Great view of the airfield, nice to watch the planes taking off and landing. We will definitely be...back !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We stopped here for a mid journey pit stop today and loved it! The staff were friendly and welcoming, they accept card thankfully! It was very clean all round including the toilets! Reasonable prices for exceptional quality! We had a large brekky (the best breakfast...I have ever had, no one ever gets the eggs just right ... until now!) and a kids chicken nuggets and chips, some cappuccino's too! I'm a huge coffee snob and I thought the cappuccino was good! I am also a massive aviation geek so sitting whilst watching lots of take offs and landing was a bonus! It was raining so our daughter didn't get to try the park. Maybe on the way home :)More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Amanda Fletcher, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Thank you so much for your comments, they really are appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon, let's hope the weather is a little better for you 😊

Reviewed 29 June 2023

A bit disappointed on this visit. The bacon and sausages are obviously cooked in advance and kept warm and on this occasion the bacon was dry and tough and the sausages were also tough to cut. I will ask for well done toast in future...too because that was hardly toasted. Everything else was ok and it's always a great pot of tea. The staff are friendly and efficient and it is dog friendly. We will not let this visit put us off.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Clean, nice swift service, good coffee and friendly engaging staff. A really nice stop over be it on an fly in or passing. Basically everything you would want. Will be back.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely cafe on the airfield at Sandtoft. Very dog friendly. Spotlessly clean. Went for breakfast which didn't disappoint. Noticed the cakes looked amazing too. Great to sit and eat watching the little planes fly in and out.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Roam28463914243, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2023

Thank you for your lovely comments they are very much appreciated 😀

Reviewed 16 August 2022

We have only been here a couple of times, once for lunch and once for breakfast but both times the food has been excellent. This time we both had a breakfast and everything was well cooked with generous portions and served hot. We had a...big pot of tea, only £2.50 for the two of us, most places it is that price each! The staff are friendly, it is clean and if you are lucky you will see planes taking off as the cafe is right at the end of the runway. We will definitely return. (Dog friendly too)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Amanda F, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2022

Thank you so much for your lovely comments they are very much appreciated and we hope to see you again very soon🙂

Reviewed 14 February 2022

Asked for well done sausage, well done bacon and only beans. Received twangy bacon, a snotty egg and tomatoes with beans!! I understand it was lunchtime and busy but it doesn’t take much to get it right 😞

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

Called in yesterday for a breakfast, had the small one with extras wow it was so tasty and fresh 10/10

Date of visit: September 2021
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Amanda F, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2021

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon 🙂🙂

Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Ages queuing when they weren’t busy. Ordered a full English and a bacon and mushroom omelette with beans. Food took ages to come and unfortunately the best thing on both plates were the baked beans. The omelette looked like it was made in an omelette...machine, was tiny, dry and not worth half the £7 charged. To the English breakfast, the Lincolnshire sausages were half normal size and the black pudding was cut too thick so not to my liking although others may be happy with this. Add to that no sauces, salt and pepper on the tables just added to a poor meal and experience. Shame really when we were recommended to visit Not good enough food or service for the cost of the foodMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

3 of us whent for breakfast the welcome was very homely and a smille on the face of all staff The food was very nice hot and very tasty the whole place was very clean will be returning very soon the vet out on to...air feel is excellentMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Roam28463914243, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again very soon 🙂🙂

Reviewed 2 March 2020

Simple but well done food with easy parking and a view with a difference. Also open for a full English Sunday morning when all the rest are closed!

Date of visit: January 2020
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AmandaF4424, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Thank you so much for your comments they are appreciated, we look forward to seeing you again soon 👍

Reviewed 13 January 2020

Pleasant place and polite staff. The quality of the food is reflected in the price. A good place to pop in for a snack

Date of visit: December 2019
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AmandaF4424, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2020

Thsnk you for your comments, hopefully we will see you again soon 🙂🙂

Reviewed 7 January 2020

This is a lovely, honest, airfield cafe doing basic food extremely well and should be judged as such, it isn't fine dining and isn't pretending to be, it seems as if a recent scathing reviewer expects fine dining produce for cafe prices. Well I regularly...do fine dining but I also fly here regularly for one of their fantastic bacon butties or delicious traditional breakfasts. It's a perfect place for kids too as there's a soft play area and outdoor play area - on top of which there is usually something flying around for them to watch. Lovely people, service always with a huge smile. Very clean and great value for money - oh and proper coffee! I will be back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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AmandaF4424, Owner at Happy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Thank you so much for your comments and we hope to see you very soon 🙂🙂

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Hi, we are dog friendly. We hope to see you soon. Thanks Amanda
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Hi, we are open Sunday to Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday and Saturday 9am tob5pm, Thank you 🙂🙂
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Happy Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5