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The Watermark Cafe

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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
1723506506
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 13
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  • 10
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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
Excellent

What a wonderful find this was. No wonder it was packed. The food and service are brilliant. A real break from the usual. This was an excellent quality breakfast, no stinting on size either at a very reasonable £7 with a coffee. Fantastic sea views too, all served in comfortable surroundings with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2013
danpea80
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

What a wonderful find this was. No wonder it was packed. The food and service are brilliant. A real break from the usual. This was an excellent quality breakfast, no stinting on size either at a very reasonable £7 with a coffee. Fantastic sea views too, all served in comfortable surroundings with heaters that actually work.

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place opens really early and if you get there before 9 in the morning the breakfast is even cheaper and faultless. They source ingredients locally and will tell you about them. The food they offer outside of breakfast time is just as good. Since we last visited a log burner has been installed, either that or we did not... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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309 reviews 309 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Don't know how many times we have parked and walked on the beach here and not stepped into the Watermark. Our loss - super friendly, sort of surfer vibe, sofa's, a log fire and excellent latte. Breakfast (Veggie full) was ok - not brilliant to be honest, but we will be back next time we are up here to visit... More 

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Leeds
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

For a coffe/hot chocolate/cake/breakfast it's great..apart from on a windy day near the front door!! BUT...& I was really looking forward to going on a Sunday for food & music where you need to book a table.. My opinion of them went down from that day! Firstly we were sat in the extension which is like a tent..it was cold... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

One of the best breakfast bargains in Scarborough - quality food cooked well. Good atmosphere - casual and informal and seemingly always busy. Fixed seating works v. well, but you mustn't be too big else you won't get in to the table!!

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visit quite alot and this is our fav place to have breakfast and it must be good as the locals come to. We always try and get a table next to the windows as you have a great sea view. The food is fantastic and so are the staff

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York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Having walked from the Drive, where we parked the car to Scalby Mills and back......we needed a hearty Breakfast, so we called into this lovely cafe. We ordered the regular breakfast which came with coffee or tea, plus the option to add black pudding, which we did. So glad we didn't order the double size breakfast.....because our regular size was... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We often stay at the Sands and always walk across the road to have a fabulous breakfast because great care is taken by he owners to provide the best ingredients. The Blue Crush is closer but fails to provide the quality so avoid if you like flavour with your food...and coffee. Watermark coffee is sublime (and an Award Winning coffee... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We called in here today, after a walk around the North Bay. It's a long time since we visited the North Bay so knew nothing of the Watermark Cafe but wandered in because we were desperately in need of a brew. It was busy but we found a table. The coffee was good and there was a great buzz of... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Can't believe the recent bad review - this place is excellent and something of a local institution! We go here regularly for lunch, the food is always excellent - particularly the wonderful all-day breakfast! Cakes are also lovely with a wide range. Always a very lively place, thanks to its excellent location, and very cosy with a nice log burner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 1723506506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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