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“Not to be repeated!”
Review of Harbour View Cafe

Harbour View Cafe
Ranked #70 of 130 Restaurants in Exmouth
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Enter at your peril! Visited 4/1/14 on our first visit to Exmouth in over 30 years. Amazingly it was quite full! Dogs everywhere, some trying to fight! Décor would have done justice to a prison cell! Tables were dirty. Lovely position with a fantastic view. This place spoilt it! Should be razed to the ground and rebuilt to meet today's standards. Fish was grey! Chips as greasy as the smell pervading the place. Only good remark was that the coffee was at least warm! We will never go there again!

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2  Thank David P
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

New Year's Day visit. Cold and wet outside, promised the children pastie and chips treat for walking along the beach on such a foul weather day. Entered the Harbour View and was hit by the smell. The place smelt greasy dirty cafe with a hint of lavatory, pretty strong so straight back out the door to look for an alternative. This place really needs a clean.

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2  Thank BlitzkreigBob
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I won't try to be clever with my words. Here is a list.
Dog hairs everywhere
Ripped, filthy seats covered in mushy peas
Dirty Cups and plates
Filthy cutlery
Poor service from staff
Miserable, clearly irritated staff.
Terrible food
We asked for some clean cutlery. A greasy looking man appeared and threw some more, wet, still unclean cutlery in the self service tray, then also threw us a look whilst shaking his head.
Disgusting, give it a wide berth.

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1  Thank Foofan40
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Having walked for about 2 hours my wife and I saw Harbour View café , we said pop in here for a coffee. Big mistake' notices everywhere just like being back at school.
Against my better judgement we settled on two latte's, the place looked like the dark ages so we decided to sit outside in the sun, the benches had seen better days worn and shabby .
Here we were in a Prime position on the sea front next to a lovely beach, and there were pots on empty benches, litter all over the concrete slabs which incidently had weeds and grass growing through the joints.
Whilst sitting there we even had dogs jumping onto the benches.
Sorry to go on but there were no plus points in a beautiful position central to the sea front, where it should be in Pristine condition to attract tourist.
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1  Thank jimbobNottingham
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Some staff are rude, (blonde skinny woman very poilete) half of them spent the whole time i was in the cafe on their phones.

Food was horrible, the breakfast very greasy, some staff also looked greasy. cafe is old, smelt horrible. The table cleaner used the same wet cloth (with no spray) to clean every table, the first one that was cleaned had wet dog hairs on it, the same cloth cleaned the rest of the tables.
The server messed up my order and sent a small "kid" out to collect the extra money that i wasnt charged.

Cups and cutlery were all flithy. And the worst thing about the experiance there was a ugly dog in the kitchen that a staff member was feeding food, the dog than jumped up at the counter to get stroked.... made me feel sick.

Oh and my husband had chip shop food and the chip shop were horrible too - food tasted like grease and old oil. The fish wasnt cooked and again most the boys in the shop were rude.

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2  Thank lulu s
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