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Queen Anne's Battery | 1 Lynher Building, Plymouth PL4 0LP, England
01752 671100
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 34
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  • 1
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Updated cafe

The cafe has gone through a makeover and new management. Some of the staff are still there. The menu is much the same with all the old favourites and new items added. Still good value for money with easy parking and a great view. The cakes are make on site and always fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
JJ_Dragon
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The cafe has gone through a makeover and new management. Some of the staff are still there. The menu is much the same with all the old favourites and new items added. Still good value for money with easy parking and a great view. The cakes are make on site and always fresh.

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have undergone a bit of a refit and that has taken a bit of time. The menus will continue to change until we manage to hit a happy medium. Im pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon Sound Bites Cafe More 

UK
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice bacon sandwiches, waiting staff rather slow and lethargic, so if you're in a hurry it might annoy. I arrived 10 minutes before opening time and was briskly told they weren't open yet! Which was a bit bizarre, as I don't see the point of waiting until the dot of the hour before taking an order and getting on with... More 

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding our cafe. We have undergone some changes recently and I think you'll agree that the cafe is now looking more spacious, cleaner and updated. The menu is a moveable feast and will always change. We at Soundbites will look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1,072 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I used to come here often after a mornings sailing or doing work on the boat. It was all that was described in the older reviews. All us regulars were aware of the significant change of ownership/management and the very definite change of flavour and approach. I have read the most recent reviews and thought about it a bit when... More 

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our cafe. Your review was a mixed bag but can assure you that the cafe is not nosediving. Since your last visit we have redecorated, changed the furniture, added new signs and jiggled the menu. The previous owner had Sound Bites for 16 years and had built up a strong following therefore a change... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has new management and the latest owner has no passion for the place. The young girls are left unsupervised and clearly do not have the qualifications or knowledge to run the place themselves, with this in mind they are very friendly and apologetic. The food is luke warm as everything in heated up in a microwave unless fried.... More 

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding our cafe and I'm sorry that you were displeased. Since your last visit we have achieved quite a lot, we have redecorated, rejigged the menu and specials and the cafe has a more spacious feel. We are trying to improve the standard with new staff and a different ethos. Please revisit and hopefully you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The cafe changed ownership last year and has suffered with the new owner not understanding his clientele, he is often rude and instructs his customers to say please and thank you (no seriously, it is written in the menu). The staff are great and are struggling on as they remember how it used to be and want it to be... More 

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments have been taken on board. We have done much since your last visit and hope that you will afford us the courtesy of visiting us again and hopefully take the time to write another review telling us all what you encounter. Manners, these days, are a rare commodity and the little 'funny'... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great value, good quality ingredients, immense portions. Busy little cafe within the marina, underused by berth holders. Great place for breakfasts, although a huge variety on the menu of various homemade stews, pasties, fresh sandwiches handmade each morning in the cafe or to order. great views and nice to sit outside watching the bustling boatyard

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our cafe. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Since your last visit we have had a refit and a jiggle about on the menu. We hope to see you again in the near future All the best More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very disappointing today. I think our hopes were raised by the reviews on here, but the basics weren't even in place really. This is inside the marina, so you have to go through the barriers to get into the area. Once in, it's free parking for 2 hours. The cafe is very small with I think 6 tables. It's cramped... More 

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bobseastendcafe, Owner at Sound Bites, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your review back in April. I know the reply has been a long time coming but we have been busy doing a refit and menu change. Yes, the place did need changing and I hope that you come and visit us again soon and see the changes. All the best More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

In the heart of QAB this busy little cafe is open at convenient times, very welcoming and knocks out simple quality snacks for the host of people who keep boats down here, use the facilities for water based fun or just walk or drive in to pass time amongst that world or just to gaze across the Cattewater and out... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whether you want a light snack or something more substantial, this café offers an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. And with views out to sea. A little off the beaten track yet only a 15 minute walk from the city centre - or a short drive with plenty of parking available. It may only be a cafe, but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have been eating here for some time now and look forward to eating there. The food is freshly cooked and serves one of the best breakfast's around. This is a cafe that does not pretend to be anything else but a cafe whilst keeping the standards are high. It seems the manager has a great team around him who... More 

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Additional Information about Sound Bites

Address: Queen Anne's Battery | 1 Lynher Building, Plymouth PL4 0LP, England
Phone Number: 01752 671100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 to 11
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen Anne's Battery | 1 Lynher Building, Plymouth PL4 0LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: 01752 671100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 to 11
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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