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“Long long wait” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Waterfront Cafe

The Waterfront Cafe
39 Sandside, Scarborough, England
+44 1723 351323 ‎
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Ranked #107 of 279 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Long long wait”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Visited today, and it's been a favourite cafe of ours from some time, however today was a different story altogether. My sisters had ordered some food, ie Toast and Beans, and Toast and Poached egg, then my wife joined the queue, there approx 15 people already seated.We ordered 3 x toasted Teacakes and some drinks etc. Our order arrived, we ate our Teacakes, and still my sisters were waiting. Drinks all gone, still waiting. Other customers had come and gone, sisters still waiting. I complained, and was told by "cook", I've been busy, I've had lots of orders and breakfasts, you can have your money back if you want !!!
Eventually food arrived, and the young lady who served the food was very apologetic and polite, but sorry, won't be revisiting again on a hurry.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb coffee. This place deserves all its accolades.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Great selection of coffee and teas. Friendly staff and refreshingly good value for money. Really enjoyed our visit after a brisk dog walk on the beach.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent food and service again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Another great experience at The Waterfront Cafe, food was cooked perfectly, including a vegetarian breakfast, portions huge and not rushed even though quite busy. Toast is hand cut, about an inch thick with plenty of butter. Staff very helpful and friendly, great view across the harbour.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“just what we needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

After a long walk to the seafront from are home, we decided breakfast was needed, we decided to have a change and went to the waterfront, we wasn't disappointed and we will be back, and soon... it was very reasonable with drink included. All cooked perfectly for my taste and the hand cut bread just made it home from home :) the views of the harbor and beyond and just fab, bring your camera x

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paisley, Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Friendly service and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A great place for a bite of lunch, right on the front near the harbour area. Plenty of seating inside and out but small enough to provide a very friendly, personalised feeling to the service. Our toasted sandwiches were offered on a choice of breads, with a great choice for fillings and came complete with side salad and coleslaw. Good sized portions and very tasty. The coffee was excellent and the home-made scones (cheese and bacon) were freshly made and delicious. Felt it was slightly pricey for some items but generally fairly reasonable costs and certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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