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The Cafe on the Pier

Ha' Penny Pier | The Quay, Harwich, England
+44 7743 192356
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Ranked #7 of 30 restaurants in Harwich
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: British, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al fresco dining and on those cooler days the ideal place for a great breakfast, bowl of homemade soup or coffee and cake. Harwich is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Cafe on the Pier is open every day except Chistmas Day from 8.30 - 4 ish (depend on the weather!) We provide buffets delivered locally for business or pleasure.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al fresco dining and on those cooler days the ideal place for a great breakfast, bowl of homemade soup or coffee and cake. Harwich is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Cafe on the Pier is open every day except Chistmas Day from 8.30 - 4 ish (depend on the weather!) We provide buffets delivered locally for business or pleasure.
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English first
Vancouver, Bc
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed sitting out on the pier with a coffee and returned the next day for lunch. The prices were a little high considering they don't have a lot of overhead but the food was delicious. Try the prawn sandwiches - very tasty and fresh.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Super views across the harbour, basic seating but as it was outside (on the pier) it was fine, the food - we had fish cakes and chilli con carne, both came with a good side salad and were reasonable portions for a lunch time. The prices were ok not cheap but much more reasonable than the Pier hotel across the... More

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Colchester,Essex
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are looking for a decent place to eat in Harwich then you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere better than The Café On The Pier.Decent food with excellent views across the harbour with decent food & wine freshly prepared for you.What more could one ask for?!Harwich is hardly renowned for its café culture or culinary cuisine with more... More

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I read it to our staff after a really busy day when they were all exhausted - it makes the hard work worthwhile when customers take the time to praise our efforts. More

East Anglia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on an outing on the foot ferry from Felixstowe. Good service, good food, a friendly owner, and a lovely lively spot to watch the world go by. There is a nice mix of locals and tourists. The place is impeccably clean and sensitively decorated inside for when the weather is not good enough to sit... More

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

How wonderful this restaurant is. There is nothing at fault! The staff are very accommodating, the food is outstanding. Extremely clean and a wonderful atmosphere. We are looking forward to going again very soon :-)

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Thank you - feedback like this really motivates the staff. We look forward to sering you again soon. More

uk
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wether you have an All day breakfast, a crab salad or a fish finger sandwich the food is good and what a lovely setting to sit & eat it in.

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Next time you visit us please tell us if there is something you would particularly like to feature on the menu. We always appreciate ideas and will accommodate requests wherever possible. More

Harwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I live in Harwich and frequently pop down for a coffee and a scone (or a bacon sandwich) on the pier with a newspaper, terrific place when the weather is good. I have eaten here too and the food was very good. Because I live here I tend to go only when the weather is lovely (which it often is... More

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Thank you. All who work at the cafe love the ever changing outlook and the wonderful mix of people we have as customers. It really is a special place! More

London, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Perfectly ordinary cafe on Ha'penny Pier with a great view up & across the Stour and over to the mouth of the Orwell and Felixstowe Port. They do a good breakfast, it's very popular and you can buy wine and beer too. Get a table out on the Pier in the sunshine and you're sorted. A good spot to wait... More

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

It is also the perfect place to work on a sunny day! Thanks for your comments about us and the LV18. More

Harwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Ok place to eat and drink if you want to be on the pier. Be prepared to pay for though as their prices are high for what you get and what they offer.

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Harwich. Sorry you thought our prices are slightly on the expensive side, we open every day of the year and are very weather dependent - there are many days in the winter when we lose money opening. What we take during good weather and busy days is our buffer to enable us to give... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed some homemade soup and an americano whilst sitting on the Harwich pier in what seemed like the first sun of 2014. Good quality food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Simple isn't it? A lot of restaurants that consider themselves more upmarket would do well to take a leaf out of their book.

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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments, it really makes the hard work worthwhile. More

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