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“A spot to die for.”

West Shore Beach Cafe
Ranked #24 of 211 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Placed in a spot to die for this licensed café is just waiting for the right people to run it come along. Possibly the best vantage point in the area its begging for improvement. It has the potential to become the place to go to for breakfast, lunch and dinner too. We decided to visit for a light lunch before taking the amazing walk along the beach to the next small village of Deganwy. We ordered some spicy sounding snacks and a bottle of Rose wine; perfect for an early summer lunch time. The wine was fine and moderately priced too but the food was bland and not as tasty as we had hoped. Service was pleasant enough although clearly inexperienced.There is a large outside area ideally placed and tempting customers to extend their stay for an hour or so. We prepared to settle down and have lunch there too but alas we felt so uncomfortable because of the amount of people who were without a table that we left after just 40 minutes sooner than we wanted to. Just as well really because someone had tied their dog up right besides our table and the barking was getting to me. Time to move on we thought. The owner of the café should invest in an outside covered area and on more tables and chairs and on training the staff, especially the chef. Having said that, we will return, it takes time to get things right.

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2  Thank FraternalEdward
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kjr381, Owner at West Shore Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

FraternalNed I'm going to ignore the nasty offensive comments you've made and concentrate on the points you've made. Your review is actually quite insipid !!

You mentioned: Service being pleasant but inexperienced: Well you can't teach experience, the main starting point is, a polite friendly and pleasant attitude toward customers. I'm proud of the team they do an excellent job, and most of them have been here 3 years or more.

You mentioned the tasty 'SOUNDING' snacks were bland !! Well that's hardly surprising is it ? You had decided you were getting something spicy - maybe it would have been a good idea to ask a member of staff if the dishes were actually spicy when ordering ? or you could have asked us to add some spice if that is what you wanted. I remember you had the Hummus and i think you also had Fried new potatoes in Bravas Sauce - both dishes are spiced, but not particularly spicy !!!!!! We need a little help if you want something specific. And they couldn't have been that bad as you said you were GOING TO STAY FOR LUNCH !!!!! Until a barking dog annoyed you - which I know can be annoying but most dogs behave and he probably would have quietened down once the owner returned. Not much we could do about that i'm afraid.

You were right about the tables though - we lost all our outside furniture in the flood - so replaced them with tables and chairs from a company called WORLDSTORES - 6 sets and 3 of the tables had problems - so instead of 6 tables with 4 chairs - we had 3 tables with 6 chairs plus about 6 sets of small rounds outside - a net loss of 6 seats !! The new furniture has been a problem, which we're sorting out !! Having said that, you were here on a sunny day during school hols - if we weren't busy I'd be worried.

Having said all that, YOU STILL GAVE US A SCORE OF 3 OUT OF 5 AND SAID YOU PLAN TO RETURN ?

So to sum up, I've found your review a bit confusing, nothing that bad - you've reviewed most of Llandudno with a score of 3 - yet The Lilly, just 500 metres away you gave 5 - so the answers simple. Please Go there in future !!

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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This friendly beach cafe is great!!! The cakes are espesially good and all homemade. The atmosphere is casulal but that is what you expect for a neach cafe

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1  Thank eviepop
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kjr381, Owner at West Shore Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Hi Eviepops. Your review of the cafe is very much appreciated, i've shared your comments with the team. Thanks again :-) Kevin

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

really nice staff at this cafe, and food surprisingly good, spent a sunny afternoon on prom and cafe well worth a visit, food tasted very fresh, all our party commented on this! well worth a visit.

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2  Thank Edward G
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kjr381, Owner at West Shore Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Hi Edward G Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write your review - it did make me laugh that you said, 'surprisingly good food', but I do know what you mean. I've shared your comments with our hard working team, thanks again. Kevin

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

So glad the cafe is now open again as is favourite stop off place on day trips to Wales. Fabulous home cooked food, warm welcome & relaxed atmosphere. Visited last Friday when weather wasn't brilliant and after walk along coast to Conway & back was glad to see their delicious apricot crumble & custard was still on the specials board! Just the kind of comfort food required on a bit of a drizzly day! Welcome back!

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kjr381, Owner at West Shore Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Hi theKteam
I'm sorry it's taken me a while to reply, it's been a busy month, but i just wanted to thank you for your review, your kind words are very much appreciated and i'm pleased you enjoyed the apricot crumble - august was certainly comfort food weather, it's now september and a bit warmer so back to Ice cream sundaes for a few weeks hopefully. Thanks again. Kevin

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you are looking for great food in a relaxed environment with a great sea view, then the West Shore Cafe is a great find!

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1  Thank Mark L
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kjr381, Owner at West Shore Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Hi Mark L Apologies for the delayed response it's been a busy few weeks, Thanks very much for taking the time to review and recommend us its much appreciated. I've shared your comments with the team. Thanks again !
Kevin

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