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“Estuary views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cafe on the Pier

The Cafe on the Pier
Ha' Penny Pier | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Harwich
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Estuary views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Good value with very pleasant staff. Great place for watching the ships in Felixstowe and Harwich as well as the myriad yachts that go by. Close to lifeboat station and an old off shore pirate radio lightship boat(worth a visit) Local fish is good.Best on a nice day as able to sit and watch all the harbour activity

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Very Good for What it is.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stopped here for morning coffee and pastries.
Considering this place is perched on a jetty it was very good.
Sat outside in the sun watched the yachts and ships.
What more could you want.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“by the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

busy place but good food and service ...fresh fish ...breakfast menu good ..great for coffee and cake ..popular with locals

Visited August 2012
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great ambiance & good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Been here many times throughout the year. Always had good food and the setting is brilliant, especially on a warm summers day when you can sit looking out over the river.

  • Visited February 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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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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“By the Orwell”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Went to Harwich with a friend. Visited the pier and fancied a coffee, so we popped into the Cafe on the Pier. We were not looking for food we just needed a coffee which was not particularly nice and the whole ambiance was of indifference.

Visited April 2012
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Sarah W, Owner at The Cafe on the Pier, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to The Cafe on the Pier. I know this response is late but I have only just registered with Trip Advisor.
We have addressed problems with our coffee machine and lack of customer care.
Please come and see us again and hopefully you will leave with a better impression.
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