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The Reef Beach Cafe

Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
+1 758-454-3418
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“roti” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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Reviewed today 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 😀

Thank davidohanlon123
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Oceantics
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank jojac123
Reef_StLucia, Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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!

Thank KeithJS2014
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This place is right on the beach and maybe that’s what you are paying for, but they do the bare minimum for breakfast and at an extremely high price. Don’t stop!More

1  Thank susan m
Reef_StLucia, General Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Susan. I'm sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. Yes, we are right on the beach, and yes, that does make for a great outdoor setting to have a nice, big, relaxed breakfast. In fact, it's...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

this is a chilled out beach bar/restaurant near the airport, good food, reasonable prices and sunbeds for the beach if you want to watch the kite surfers and enjoy the breeze, we came her a few times during our holiday and enjoyed it each time.

Thank gilldupont
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We checked in and dropped our bags the recommended +two hours before our flight, but didn't yet return the rental so we made the short hop from the airport to this cafe. Obviously very popular with the locals--a good sign. Right on the beach, so...More

Thank DavidinNC27401
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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, 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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