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Chiappinis

Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
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1 the Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1NB, England
01843 865051
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch
Description: http://www.bizwiki.co.uk/cafes/190784/chiappinis.htm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most miserable proprietor in Broadstairs

Lovely position with fantastic views but everything is overpriced and the guy who owns/runs it is always as miserable as sin and unfriendly!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Sitting on the promenade at one of their tables overlooking the harbour in the sunshine has to be one of the best views in Kent The biggest surprise was the lack of customers. My wife and I have used this coffee lounge since the 1960's but it always seems to be number two in the town. Food and coffee excellent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent large cafe for good value cakes, drinks and snacks, conveniently located adjacent to the sea front on the main route from the Dickens Museum to Bleak House. Note that the sea view is limited, but the Venetian themed mural on the walls, whilst apparently slightly random, is nice enough.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went in for a coffee and something to eat, plenty of staff who all ignored me, the final straw was the rude arrogant owner, needless to say i walked out. Definitely don't go in to this place they do not deserve to have any business.

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful day, enjoying the sun and a walk along the prom in Broadstairs, Kent so decided an Ice Cream was in order - biggest mistake of the day ! Was feeling rather jovial until we entered Chiappinis, and being greeted by an oriental waitress with an attitude problem as big as Everest. Firstly being told 'ITS NOT TABLE SERVICE' which... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were mistaken in thinking that this was Morrelli's. At mid afternoon, there was only a few ice creams left to choose from as the staff said they had been busy all day. They sold cakes too, I asked the lady what they were and in a very disengaged tone she told me, too fast for me to catch however... More 

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london
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely position with fantastic views but everything is overpriced and the guy who owns/runs it is always as miserable as sin and unfriendly!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped off for a post lunch ice cream and it was delicious....the Nutella Icecream has to be eaten to be believed!!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We wife and I have been visiting Chiappinis since we were teenagers and the now owner Maurice was younger too. We love the service and experience and would recommend a visit if visiting the town . They serve snacks and ice creams.

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62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sunny February day. Out on the East Kent coast for a potter and to take a pic or two. For 4 years in the 90s I worked in Broadstairs and always thought this was the best of the string of Italian cafe bars there including the nearby 'big name one' and those in and around Margate. In particular, I reckoned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The prices are ok but the coffee is average at best. The cafe is clean and the best thing to be said about the place is its position, as the outside seats do afford great views of the bay. However, the staff are always surly, cold and unfriendly. Service is uniformly poor. If in Broadstairs, there are plenty of better... More 

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Address: 1 the Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1NB, England
Phone Number: 01843 865051
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

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  • Address: 1 the Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
  • Phone Number: 01843 865051

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

Description

http://www.bizwiki.co.uk/cafes/190784/chiappinis.htm

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