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The Bay Cafe

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26 Bayview Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BT, Northern Ireland
+44 7595 618999
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called up to drain the caravan on what has to be the sunniest Sunday we will get this winter. Feeling hungry and chilly called into the Bay Cafe at the marina in Ballycastle. Has to be one of the best panoramic views of the beautiful Antrim coast especially on such a clear and crisp day. The welcome and service was... More 

Thank doug221157
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over from England for the weekend to visit family and came here as a party of five on Saturday morning. This is a lovely little place with fantastic service. The ladies serving were incredibly friendly and attentive. We all had a large fry and mostly it was lovely. The only part we were not overly impressed with were the sausages.... More 

Thank David K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We have been here many times for breakfast over the last few years and always enjoy it.The staff are friendly and efficient and service is good.My only gripe would be the quality of the coffee.I find it very bland and even when I've asked for another shot it doesn't make it much stronger...apart from that it's a great we spot... More 

Thank arlenemcateer
Wokingham, Uk
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241 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice, friendly establishment right on the harbour with great views over the water. Plenty of seating with parking nearby.

1 Thank pandalf
Beverley, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We visited for lunch-time snacks and were very impressed with portion size, price and quality. Service was prompt and very friendly.

2 Thank HMK2013
Belfast, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Great little Cafe, fast service from helpful staff. Interior a little cramped. Room outside for storing Bicycles, Buggies etc

1 Thank Cleggyv4honda
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

After an early flight from London, we eventually arrived in Ballycastle around 11am really hungry - having not had breakfast! The Bay Cafe was the perfect solution. One of us had a 'small' veggie fry - which was really plenty, and the other of us had scrambled eggs on toast. It was filling and delicious and set us up for... More 

1 Thank Steve M
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in as we drove up the coast road. Reasonable size very welcoming ordered a sausage sandwich and a Irish breakfast sandwich. Soda bread sausage bacon egg and on. Irish breakfast in soda bread. Good coffee. Wish we could have stayed longer by had to press on. Excellent could have been more Irish

2 Thank icemogul99
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and the food has always been hot and delicious. I used to come here with my late mother and aunt and the staff and owner couldn't do enough for them. The dinners are scrummy homemade grub. I highly recommend this cafe and will definitely be back.

1 Thank travellingsilently
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Great food at reasonable price, service excellent. Great to meet up with friends for a bite. Great views of Fairhead while you eat.

1 Thank Elizabeth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Bayview Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballycastle
  • Phone Number: +44 7595 618999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?