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The Station, Station Road, Port Erin
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Woking, England
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a good selection of generously portioned snacks and meals and really great for gluten free & veggy options; well done. We enjoyed warming soup and good coffee and slabs of cake to take away. Nice setting in the railway station, handy when waiting for the train, or visiting the museum.

Thank PW24
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great cafe for lunch. The food is served quickly and is very good. The portions are huge, they will fill you up! It is also very cheap for the amount you get. Would definitely recommend, however gets quite busy and full so you should get in early.

Thank Luke H
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We cycle down from Douglas and are looking for sustenance before return, so have just coffee or tea and doorstep toast. Coffee I always enjoy, toast too is good, although I would prefer if it was buttered for me, and then I might get more than the fairly stingy little packs of butter they give. Despite being a regular I... More 

Thank DaveManx
Ramsey, null, Isle Of Man
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is must if you are visiting port Erin the food is always fresh the service is 1st class the portions are generous and there is always a lovely selection of cakes

Thank Helen K
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great location. Welcoming staff. Value for money and coffee tastes like coffee. Lovely and warm on a windy day.

Thank Karen L
United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This coffee shop is in the station at Port Erin which is on one end of the steam railway line from Douglas. On this visit there was some construction work going on in the buildings which made the experience less good. Given the steam railway doesn't run for at least four months of the year, I can't understand why they... More 

Thank Fianchetto
Nottingham, UK
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352 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped by en route from south to north and called into the 'station cafe' having been here before. The service and offerings were as good as I remembered. Nice tea, nice cake, friendly staff.

Thank RichardEade
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Visited while waiting for steam train to Douglas. Lovely latte reasonably priced but I don't think I would eat here as the food did seem expensive at nearly £7 for a jacket potato.

Thank vicky l
Huntly, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We enjoyed a café latte and a hot chocolate respectively along with some fine cakes. The staff (volunteers?) were friendly and made us welcome. We took advantage of the lovely weather by eating on one of the picnic tables on the station platform. High quality and good service. What's not to like?

Thank Johnfaeaberdeenshire
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe serving homemade lunches and cakes at port Erin railway station platform. Great service, big portions in a homely setting.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Station, Station Road, Port Erin
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Port Erin
  • Phone Number: 076-2443-1227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?