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Review of Shells Cafe - CLOSED

Shells Cafe
Description: Coffee shop and light meals in the main street of Sorrento
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Description: Coffee shop and light meals in the main street of Sorrento
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We called in here at 11.45am on a Sunday morning hoping for brunch. After sitting down, we were told that the kitched was closed and would be re-opening at 12.15. What sort of cafe remains open but closes it's kitchen???

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1  Thank friskie74
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We ate a light lunch here a couple of times after playing golf on our holiday on the MP, and found it really good value - we enjoyed fresh simple food, such as toasted sandwiches, fish & chips (delicious shoestring chips), and chicken Caesar salad, and the coffee is really good. Plenty of gluten-free options, as well. Found the staff friendly and efficient, and the cafe has a nice buzz about it.

Thank Kaz P
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

OK, so it was a hot, sunny Sunday and they were very busy, but that shouldn't have such an impact on the food. 3 of us went there for lunch and staff who were clearly run off their feet, were courteous but certainly lacked the 'wow ' factor in their service levels.
But we could put up with that if the food was better. The toasted sandwich was soggy and the fish tacos were dry apart from all the water running off the iceberg lettuce in which had obviously been previously soaking.
Waited at the counter to pay as staff walked past trying hard to make me see they had something else to do and failing to apologize for my wait.
At least the beer was cold!

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1  Thank 111jenny
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stop on Main Street, Sorrento and have a decent coffee. It's set back back a little off the road and a bit elevated so it has a nice outlook, inside or out. I found the staff pleasant and the prices reasonable. I would go again.

Thank Ns679
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Agree with the previous comments...rude staff. Went for breakfast, asked for a big breakfast, but instead of bacon could we have sausages instead. Not a problem. Then when we got the bill, they added $4 for the sausages as an 'extra'. When I queried it, and said we didn't have the bacon, I was told basically tough luck. Even though we paid for but didn't have bacon, the sausages were still extra. What a rip-off ! Way to run a business, get customers to pay for something they don't get. The two staff I spoke to were very dismissive, it was very clear that this is the way they run their business and that I could just get lost. Also, at no time when we ordered were we told that the sausage would be extra. Poor, poor poor customer service. Won't be back. Plenty of other decent and friendly cafés out there.

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3  Thank Kittenpuss1
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