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“Amazing!”
Review of The Watermark Cafe

The Watermark Cafe
Ranked #35 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Unassuming from the outside, The Watermark Café is a real discovery. The views of the sea are fantastic, the food amazing and the staff superb. Our party included vegetarians and vegans, who had never seen such a great choice of food they could eat in a café. The delicious range of cakes all had the ingredients displayed, and there was an extremely impressive range of bottled beers.
It was the service however that stunned us most. The café was crowded, with queues of people, some people ordering just drinks, some ordering breakfasts, some lunches and some various snacks. The system behind the small counter was like a military operation. Armies of staff, each with their own task, worked together like a well-oiled machine to deliver beautifully cooked food in a very short time - and despite the limited space there were no collisions or near misses! Staff were friendly and efficient, and made the experience (which could have been stressful) a pleasure.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

What a treat to find The Watermark Cafe. We were looking for a good coffee in the sun and found so much more. Great welcoming staff, immaculate interior, lovely selection of food including lots of gluten free options. What is not to like. This place is on top of its game and if you want a relaxed cafe with lovely sea views then look no further.

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Thank Pablo9522
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“reet nice Full English Brekkie.”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

queues to get in ..enough said was cold outside so sat inside but in the tent effort at the back which smelt awful...we asked to move but no room but people just coming in a sitting down ..no order of whose first in..but the Breakfast although not cheap was yummy and when we had got used to the smell enjoyed ourselves..because busy you feel rushed at the till!! but lovely Waiters ..very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.cheers guys.. May I suggest that you ask people for tables when they have fished there meals after 5 mins instead of just chatting..

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Panacea09
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic Coffee!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The coffee served here is second to none and well worth a visit! Try using the open top bus to get there. A short walk from Peasholm park and close to the bus terminal. An excellent range of inexpensive cakes. Seating outside to enjoy the view.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Christine M
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely cafe”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a perfect cafe-it doesn't pretend to be something it's not. It has a fantastic location overlooking the sea and the food is simple but lovely. We were informed that all produce is either organic or properly reared and you can certainly taste that. There should be more cafés like this with produce tasting like it used to do before the days of 'plastic' ham and fast food. We've been a few times now and will certainly visit many more times.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank jill30_11
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