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Cafe Boscanova

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American, International, British, Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Bournemouth
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650 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP, England
+44 1202 242831
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 202
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Boscombe Coffee Shop

Boscombe is never likely to get lots of love from Bournemouth natives, however Boscanova is gem of a coffee shop worth a trip for brekkie, brunch or an afternoon catch up. Its independent style and laid back approach is perfect for weekends with a lazy breakfast and delicious coffee. Food is hearty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nick B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Boscombe is never likely to get lots of love from Bournemouth natives, however Boscanova is gem of a coffee shop worth a trip for brekkie, brunch or an afternoon catch up. Its independent style and laid back approach is perfect for weekends with a lazy breakfast and delicious coffee. Food is hearty and tasty with a different take on the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Refreshing that it's not a chain there is one other and that's in Bournemouth and that's great also. I've eaten a couple of times and the food is excellent as is the coffee that they seem to specialise in. The physical place is chabby chic and it's great to have this so i don't have to go to the big... More 

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Thank steve h
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never felt compelled to write a review of any bad experience I've had until now. Visited Boscanova which is a very nice looking cafe with decent coffee. However I sat in probably the only seat in the cafe which gave a view of the open kitchen at the back where the cafe's food is prepared. One of the chefs... More 

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Thank Sam G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boscombe area doesn't generally have a great reputation but one of its places deserves much more. Cafe Boscanova is a quirky, rustic, vintage & friendly cafe & restaurant with great food, bohemian atmosphere and very good service. We went there for brunch on a Sunday and it was almost full, proving its popularity among the locals. My wife had... More 

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Thank Daniel T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not often I would say this about a vegetarian lunch but The best lunch I have had in a long while, lovely coffee too. Will be back.

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Thank Kinghenke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my sister for some lunch, absolutely lovely pancakes and great smoothies! Wish i could have pancakes like that everyday!

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Thank Rose G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boscanova will always be the first place I had "proper" coffee and started off my like for it. First visited in 2013 with my cousins, one of whom was a barista in her line of work and recommended we go here. From that moment on, I understood that proper coffee is seriously nice, has a lot of interesting flavours and... More 

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Thank Matt R
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned to an old favourite for surprise brunch with wife and family. Eldest daughter (16) heartily opted for the Vegan Breakfast - even though she is not vegan - and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everybody else happy with choices. Buzzy atmosphere, excellent service and fine coffee as ever. Recommended to friends to have visited subsequently. A top haunt.

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Thank Marcus P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you're looking for a quick breakfast then this place is ok, it serves healthy options as well as a full English and pancakes.

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Thank Dana B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been visiting Boscanova since I moved from London (nearly 4 years) and in all that time, I've never been disappointed. The staff are great: really friendly, welcoming and helpful. Yes, they're laid-back but this is a laid-back place. If you want to be in and out quickly, this is not the place for you. I have spent many hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 242831

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, International, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?