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Cafe Boscanova

650, Christchurch Rd | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP, England
01202 395596
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Ranked #24 of 533 restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Continental, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Overrated and overpriced, really don't get what everyone raves about, the place and some of the staff need a good clean..£20 + for two very mediocre breakfasts? 1st and last visit.

Dorchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is lovely with shabby chic furnishings, outside space, great coffee, friendly staff, and always extremely relaxing. If you want great coffee and some sweet things (and savoury!) try this place out

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just went for a coffee but was so pleasantly surprised to actually find somewhere that did a decent job at making coffee in a cool place. Would highly recommend

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The place tries really hard to be "alternative" without being totally veggie - the staff and majority of the clientele seem to be trying to be different from the normal people but end up just looking all alike. The place has really nice food, even if the menu is pretty limited and the distressed warehouse look of the building works... More

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We met up with friends for breakfast at Boscanova. This was our second visit - it would be a lot more, but we are not local. The atmosphere was as quirky as ever, the coffee and juice hit the spot and the East End Breakfast was fantastic - It will be tough to get me to go anywhere else for... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Always wondered about this place when passing so when my daughter visited we gave it a go and am very pleased we did. The ambiance is unusual,eclectic and works! Service is excellent and attentive. Food is above expectations and of a quality above some "starred" restaurants I have visited over the years. I had a Cappuccino decorated better than I've... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

So this restaurant is slap-bang in the middle of one of the areas of Bournemouth that is in need of substantial TLC. Therefore, it's not one of the places that would leap out at you as being at the top of the list. Well, you'd be wrong. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, they know how to make coffee and... More

London
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Second time in this cafe' near Bournemouth: atmosphere is funky, relaxed with colourful furniture and outdoor seating. Breakfast is delicious: portions are big, pancakes are huge and quality is very good. Try the Lumber Jill and you won't be disappointed! Prices are not cheap, but quite average: for 2 full breakfast with drinks the average is £24 but your stomach... More

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We came back to Boscanova after a fab first visit a year or so ago. Happy to report that our first visit was no fluke - our breakfast was lovely, the atmosphere was a relaxed as we remembered and we introduced some friends to Boscanova who are also planning to return. Prices are slightly higher than other cafes but you... More

Liverpool
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A truly hidden hippie paradise in Boscombe. Feels like Newquay inside. Great decor, fresh food & amazing coffee. Lovely staff, too. Well worth the slightly high prices.

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