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The Reef Beach Cafe

Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
+1 758-454-3418
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the best chill out spots in the south of the island of Saint Lucia. The food is great and the staff are wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank twilighty6
Reviewed 13 August 2018

You will not be disappointed. especially if you are served by Leorna; She is the epitomy of St Lucian charm. Tip her well. The mixed drinks are the way to go. Fresh fish always good. But a local artist picture

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had a good swim at the beach and then enjoyed good drinks and chips at the cafe. The reef owner looks after the dogs here and takes them to slaps (the dog rescue centre in St Lucia). Will come back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AverageSavage
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The three of us were to the reef bar because it’s located beside the coconut bay we have a lovely meal and a few beers beside the ocean as the sun went down really cool spot and cheap too for all you right Americans 😀

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank davidohanlon123
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were laying over in UVF, waiting for our flight, and our driver Kurt recommended the Reef Beach café. Nice setting right on the water, cool(ish) breeze, cold Piton beers, and pretty decent food (burgers, chicken). The wait staff was very nice. They were doing...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Oceantics
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Avoid this cafe! We had time to kill between flights so stopped at The Reef which attracted us because of the signage claiming Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. In our view it deserves no such accolade. Service was slow, taking 50 minutes for food to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jojac123
Reef_StLucia, Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We always hope for 4 or 5 star reviews, of course, and a 1-star is a pretty crushing failure. So first of all, please accept our apologies. From discussing with the staff what went wrong yesterday, it...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This place just look ideal for a beach lunch--it was! Casual but quick and friendly service. Try the octopus creole with mashed potatoes, it was lovely.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is pretty much what I had summed up in my head for beach life. The chicken breast burger was the bomb and I got to enjoy it while my toes were in the sand, relaxing in the shade with a great sea view! what...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Darrel C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We had a 5 hour layover in St Lucia so we decided to leave the airport and go have lunch somewhere close to the airport. The Reef is about a 5 minute drive from the airport. It is on the beach. The food is basically...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank avogler
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Really nice beachside lunch spot, under the tree's, in the sand. Fresh fish sticks and the tuna sandwich yum. Don't miss the coffee shake!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank KeithJS2014
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19 April 2017|
Response from Reef_StLucia | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, absolutely. It is an easy walk, mostly along the beach. Cheers, Jolien
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Vieux Fort Quarter  >  Vieux Fort
  • Phone Number: +1 758-454-3418
  • E-mail
The Reef Beach Cafe is open 7 days per week, from 8:00 am till 10:00 pm (Mondays until 6pm), and offers a simple but nicely varied menu of Creole and international (sea)food, a range of fast foods (including home made pizza), breakfast, fresh milkshakes, cappuccinos, cold beers and hot cocktails, at prices as low as we can keep them, making The Reef affordable to both locals and visitors. The Reef Kite + Surf is located right next to The Reef Beach Cafe, and there are tables inside as well as outside under the gum and sea grape trees on the beach.
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