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“Missing a trick!”

Wits End Cafe Espresso Bar
Ranked #21 of 21 Coffee & Tea in Whitby
Price range: US$29 - US$29
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Liverpool
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Missing a trick!”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We have been visiting Sandsend for the past 5 years now and have called in this cafe at least once on each occasion.
Yes, its always been a little more pricey than its counterparts in Whitby, but Sandsend is generally more upmarket so it goes with the terrority. However I think it may have changed hands in the last 12 months as the menu is larger and more main stream than in previous years, which made the inflated prices less attrective. Over £8..00 for a breakfast when a great breakfast is available for £5.40 on the promenade at the Sandside Cafe with fab views of the sea.

On the Monday we decided to have a walk along the Cleveland Way towards Kettleness starting and ending in the car by this cafe. We descended from the cliff hot, thirsty and hungry to find the cafe closed! How disappointing - and we were not the only ones. It was a red hot day, Sandsend was busy and you guys are missing a trick. Everywhere we went on our holiday we were constantly being told how tough things are this year with the poor weather, recession etc etc but apparently not here. Well you missed out to Sandside Cafe who bother to open seven days a week and offer much more competitive prices. Shame!

  • Visited May 2012
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Warming cuppa on a cold and blustery June Day!”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We had walked along the front on a cold day in June but really enjoyed the warm welcome and log burner that we found at this lovely, characterful cafe. Very friendly staff and excellent coffees all round!

  • Visited June 2012
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Oasis after rain drenched walk!”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The title maybe contradictory but the tea and exquisite cakes were certainly not. Having walked from Robin Hood's Bay in not ideal weather it was such a welcome sight. There are some fascinating photographs of the old railway line that used to cross the river just above the Cafe and if you want a quick read there are magazines like the National Geographic.
I had a huge piece of vanilla sponge cake and my spouse coffee cake. Teapot and milk jug were actually good pourers because I'm sure you've been to many a cafe where they have those rubbish stainless items that dribble half of the content onto the table!
There is an outdoors area but too cold for us that day. A full menu is available if you want to indulge further. Recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

after a long walk along the beach we ended up here. we had a lovely coffee food and a cake, the coffee hit the spot and food filled us up nicely. the price was fairly high but we thought it was worth paying a little more for what we experienced. would recommend to others

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“fantastic”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

the food was outstanding and the hot chocolate was sensational would go again

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