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Cafe Boscanova

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American, Continental, Contemporary
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650, Christchurch Rd | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP, England
01202 395596
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Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
A super breakfast!

I went to Boscanova for breakfast this morning and it was just lovely. I had pancakes with banana, bacon and maple syrup. The pancakes were thick and very tasty. The coffee was excellent. Service was great too .The gentleman who served us was also very knowledgeable about coffee. All in all a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
elf0ne
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I went to Boscanova for breakfast this morning and it was just lovely. I had pancakes with banana, bacon and maple syrup. The pancakes were thick and very tasty. The coffee was excellent. Service was great too .The gentleman who served us was also very knowledgeable about coffee. All in all a great start to my day. Thank you Boscanova.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Yes it's a bit pricey, I don't go there all the time, however the food is great and the cafe itself is beautiful and has a relaxed atmosphere. I live just around the corner and have been a number of occasions with friends, who never understand when I tell them they're going to get a fry up that feels healthy!... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped here for brunch and it was very busy but we managed to get a seat squeezed in the corner. Unfortunately our experience of the food was not great, I ordered an omelette and my friend ordered a full english breakfast but we found them very greasy and hard to eat. However the service was lovely, despite clearly being a... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped here for a late breakfast and coffee. Lovely interior and very welcoming and relaxing. I had toast and a friend had a breakfast. Food was hot and tasted delicious. The service was amazing and we were treated like long lost friends!

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West Berkshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came in for a late breakfast and although small we got seated inside but there is seating outside for the brave (when it's cold) when I went they had a little garage music in the background which made this place so cool. My party ordered various breakfasts and loved them all. The pancakes were massive and delicious! Kids breakfasts wre... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Popped in here with friends for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the style and food. It was all very good and if passing again would go back

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

No offenc(s)e, but it's tough coming from a place with lots of coffee roasters to visit UK and all the instant or weak-brewed coffee. Boscanova had great filter coffee (Bolivian / Columbian blend) and nice breakfast choices. Funky atmosphere but reasonable on the hipster attitude.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My 3rd time that I have visited Boscanova, sat outside and have been completely ignored. Have walked away 3 times now, waiting to be served! I won't be coming back. No point having great coffee/food if the service isn't up to scratch.

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Em23
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Quirky cafe in a prominent location on Boscombe hughstreet offers one of the best cooked veggie breakfast's I have ever eaten! Awesome coffee and really friendly staff makes for the perfect stop for breakfast!

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If your a Coffee fan then here is the place to come! Highly recommend! Great atmosphere! Yet to try the food, but it looks scrummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650, Christchurch Rd | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: 01202 395596

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Continental, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?