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“Tiny portions expensive prices”

The Funky Mackerel Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Called in for breakfast with my wife, and two jack rustles ( it was the dogs welcome sign that attracted us ) i ordered breakfast as my wife browsed the myriad of amusing bric a brac both on display and for sale. So far so good. Having ordered bacon egg and beans and tea X 2 we sat in the window seat in loverly plump arm chairs and used the provided binoculars to scan the horizon for approaching pirates and things. It's still all good, the tea was nice. And the one of the admittedly very nice waitress brought our breakfast.... O dear presented on a small recagular plate, there wasn't enough to fill a child. And the toast, O the horror ..... It was brown bread ( I know toast is supposed to be brown. But this was brown before grilling) it wasn't toasted more like just warmed up... When my wife pointed out it, they offered to "re-toast " it we declined it was then pointed out that the bread was " best of both" don't know about that but it wasn't toast..... All in all its a nice little cafe with pleasant polite staff and full of amusing Curio's. But £12 for what amounted to two child's breakfasts was to expensive, I'm afraid we won't return, and that's a shame as it is a nice place

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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Brilliant little cafe overlooking the beach. Bacon and egg ciabatta outstanding and the flapjack is just as good. Recommend anybody to give it a try. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Been staying nearby for a week and fortunately found it on the first day so have had to pop in every day since!!

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We have been coming to this cafe for about three years now, great little place at the top of the steps half way along the promenade.
Lovely antwacky set up, great cuppa of tea, good realistic prices, friendly staff, fab views across the sea, welcome escape from the rain and cold and great for a refreshment on a hot day.

Lovely little brick a brac shop too with some very cool Funky Mackrel memorabilia!
Well done, please keep up the great work!

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1  Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Just reading the last review, I think they have a good coffee machine they just need to use more than one coffee granule per cup!

Totally agree with other comments ....food and views are great....unbelievably weak coffee lets it down.

2  Thank helen k
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Visited this cafe on a Sunday along with my other half, mate and our Dog Daisy!
Bacon sarnies are OFF THE SCALE....11 out of 10 .......U gotta have one......
Downside! Coffee is Terrible on a EPIC SCALE......If they sorted a proper machine out, this place would be voted the number 1 cafe in the whole of Norfolk.....Do yourself a favour ...GET A PROPER MACHINE......

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2  Thank chris b
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