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“Pleasant service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mon Cafe

Mon Cafe
Ranked #274 of 1,302 Restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pleasant service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was in a pleasant location, near the Basilica of St. Mary, and the friendly service added to my visit.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Judith R
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English first
Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“The best terrace!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Great staff, great food and excellent quality-price ratio. The terrace is sunny at day and romantic in the evening. It is just a minute from the beach plaza of the Santa Maria Basilica. They keep the place usually open until there are clients. Ask some of their special drinks! Every one of the dishes I have ate there (and they are many!) have been delicious.

You just can not miss this place! I will definitely return here every time I visit Alicante because of the staff and the atmosphere. It is also possible to make reservations if you have bigger group.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Terhi T
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“service with a smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We found the cafe to be the best we found on our trip to Alicante - we didn't eat there but the free tapas were fine and the thing that made this cafe stand out was the "self service " drinks the staff bring the bottle of any spirit you order and you choose how much to have in the lovely goblet glasses they bring - we have never found anywhere that has offered that before!! The staff were all lovely and friendly and the cafe clean with lovely outside area in a small square

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank PatMSolihull
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“whatever you want - except maybe a space!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Arriving in Alicante about 10pm after a six hour journey, finding this little place in the church square just next to my hotel was the perfect answer to that 'hungry, but not quite ready to eat too much' post-flight feeling. I was made very welcome, explained how I felt and was advised on the immediate choices plus the option to add a little more if my 'time clock' adjusted! A drink and tapas appeared immediately followed at a more leisurely pace by my meal. Just the right timing! To sit and take in the biz and the scenery, with the staff who spent a little time to chat, before it got too busy just set the tone for my little break. They wanted to improve their English and I wanted to improve my Spanish, so it turned into quite an experience with an added bonus for us all.
Going back once again with friends when it was too busy outside, [only about 6 tables], we waited inside, then sat on the steps outside in the evening heat, sampling their excellent mojitos, before getting a table. No-one was hustled out; no one was rushed; it was all very laid back. The menu may not have been huge, but our food was delicious, and again the service so friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank marwils
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice little cafe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Just at the top of the steps leading up to the basilica and in an attractive location. We paid 12 euros each for a steak and fish dish with chips and salad and complimentary tapas. A jug of sangria was 9 euros which I thought was a tad overpriced, but was lovely...Our dinners were well cooked and well presented.
The owner wasn't particularly friendly but did try and chat to us once, however our lack of Spanish and his lack of English obviously wasn't his fault.
All in all, a nice little place to have a meal, nothing amazing as someone else commented but is worth a visit. Sandwiches are 4.50 and it would be a nice place to stop and have a bite to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Saill28
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