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“Excellent little cafe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sails

Sails
1 Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
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Ranked #13 of 49 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: English
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Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Excellent little cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a great little cafe, right in the centre of Cowes. Food is traditional cafe fare with full English breakfasts, stews and sandwiches. The coffee is nice and the staff are polite.

It's only small so sometimes you can't get in.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Derbyshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sailing into happiness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by for a lunchtime nibble. Incredibly tasty food for all of us and all served in an excellent atmosphere. The cafe is light and airy, the staff are really nice. The menu is simple, panini, all day breakfast, quiche, soup, toasted bagel, the benefit of which means quick service, but this speed doesn't mean a compromise on taste in anyway. The whole experience exuded quality. Definite place to stop off when in Cowes.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great little cafe-highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We stopped at this Cafe for a late lunch and so glad we did. Often cafes are abit hit and miss but this one was spot on. All day breakfast was cooked exactly how I asked with no problems, other members of my group had food which was great quality and freshly cooked - not just zapped in a microwave. Lovely nautical theme and kitchen looked very clean. Fresh water was also given to our dogs as we were sitting on table outside of window. Both female staff members were very friendly and polite.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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“Clearly not child friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Poor kids menu, only a small breakfast on offer. No customer toilets. Food was nice but portions small for adults making it expensive. Plus in this day and age they only accept cash. Very small cafe and should really just be a sandwich shop to take away.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A perfect breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Sails is a cosy cafe in a nautical style that has tasty, freshly made food and great coffee. I love breakfast there, especially the scrambled eggs. Service is friendly - you'll walk out with a smile!

Visited May 2012
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