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sandbanks road, Poole, England
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Takeout
Buffet

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
half term hols

i just love this cafe, they do every kind of drink you need , with a fab selection of home made cakes and at lunchtime they do a perfect fish and chips , you can sit in or they have a lovely sun terrace, where you can watch the world go by

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
REBECCA D
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

i just love this cafe, they do every kind of drink you need , with a fab selection of home made cakes and at lunchtime they do a perfect fish and chips , you can sit in or they have a lovely sun terrace, where you can watch the world go by

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited the Café after a lovely walk along the beach , plenty of sunshine for this time of year and this was a welcome mid walk tea and cake stop . The chocolate cake was nice and tasty with a pot of coffee and tea which we thought was good value for money , so certainly worth a visit .

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Myself and my fiancé came here for some fish and chips, it's in a great location so thought it would be good. We could not get over how over priced it was considering it a self service Cafe, one portion of fish and chips was 11.00!!! We only ordered one as we thought it must be large portion... It was... More 

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Jarrow
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In the old days you struggled to get an ice cream on the beach at Sandbanks, now there' schism amazing cafe. The weather outside was cold and blowy as you would expect inFebruary. Open the cafe door and your enveloped by the warmth and a cheerful voice calls out 'Welcome'. What a place, selection of tables and chairs as expected... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I previously published this review but deleted it to revise the ratings which didn't come through for some reason....publishing again: Original review: Well I was hoping for more. The wind was keen to say the least and I wanted a nice stroll with some good chips but that wind changed our minds. A long queue for a cup of tea... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Visited at lunchtime, the menu is fairly limited. We had the soup, a burger and two drinks for £20. The location is good, but the food at best was only average and I would have to echo previous comments about the speed and quality of the table clearing.

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Kent, UK
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We popped in on a Friday afternoon for tea/coffee and cake. I had a lovely Victoria sponge and a pot of tea, both of which were very good. The views in both directions are beautiful. The cafe is always clean and tidy.

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sue b, Manager at Sandbanks Beach cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great comments. We make all our cakes and scones on the premises every day and our pastry chef Nina will be very pleased to read your review. More 

Poole
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've walked the route from our home in Lilliput around the bay to sandbanks often and usually stop off for a coffee and a delicious rock cake or scone, the coffees are good very hot and a decent size although the pricing on the whole is a little high but mostly what you would expect for an establishment right on... More 

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sue b, Public Relations Manager at Sandbanks Beach cafe, responded to this review

A lovely review, thank you. Its great to hear that you visit us often and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

LDN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had walked along the beach from Bournemouth and was in need of a little break and warm up. The place was surprisingly busy for a January weekday but the food still came very quickly. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was good.

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sue b, Public Relations Manager at Sandbanks Beach cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit us again in the near future More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After a long walk from Branksome Chine my family and I were looking forward to lunch and a hot drink in this cafe. The only access to the outside seating seemed to be by going through the inside of the cafe and as we had our dog with us I went in to ask how could we get onto this... More 

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sue b, Public Relations Manager at Sandbanks Beach cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed at your visit. We do allow dogs on our seating area overlooking the bay but not inside or on our BBQ patio area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: sandbanks road, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 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?