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“Great view, but staff need to cheer up...!”
Review of Venus Cafe

Venus Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Located right next to the beach, Venus is open every day (except Christmas Day) with wonderful views across the bay. Serving hot and cold food and drinks, including alcohol. Outdoor seating and takeaway. Specialises in locally sourced, organic produce. Options include: breakfast, burgers, children's meals, pasties, sandwiches, baguettes and paninis.
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Having been in the US recently, and enjoyed positive, upbeat waiter/waitress service, this was a dose of reality in that front, in terms of the archetypal poor british customer service ethic. The server was monosyllabic and just didnt appear welcoming or enthusiastic about much. Make the effort please, it doesn't hurt to smile a little bit, surely?!

The cafe (ok serving hatch with benchs next to it!) itself is in a wonderful location, overlooking the superb beach. Be warned, if it is windy or wet, you'll be sat in the elements, as all the seating is open, however that is all part of the charm. The food is ok, the coffee was ok, although points off for only having instant decaff. It is also a little pricey. . The beach is full of locals and tourist, and there are lots of surfers too, so the mix of people (and their dogs) enjoying a coffee is cosmopolitan.

So an enjoyable experience, which could be made better by staff who made more of an effort...

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Thank chris j
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Visited here in the off season so choice was a bit limited but staff friendly and efficient. Good value for money and views to challenge anywhere in the world! They also provide drinking water for dogs which is very thoughtful and much appreciated.

Thank happycoordinator
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The burgers and breakfasts here are good, locally and sourced meat and the service is ok but not particularly chirpy for a fast food place. The coffee however is pretty poor, lacking in depth of flavour - could do with some barista training!.

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Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

For a beach café, the fish & chips were exceptional &, despite the queues to order, service was both good & speedy

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Thank BigAnnII
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Dropped into beautiful Bigbury-on-Sea on a rare dry sunny day this February. Great walk on the beach then a great cup of tea and pastie. There were queues but the staff worked very fast to get everyone served as quickly as possible. The tea was excellent and the pastie was superb. Great views and worth the stop.

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Thank Jim B
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