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7 Mengham Road, PO11 9BG, England
+44 23 9246 2375
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folkestone
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area fancied a coffee, excellent coffee served by courteous friendly staff will certainly visit again.

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Thank peter w
Worthing, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I have been here a few times while out and about working on the Island. The staff are very polite and helpful, the place is clean with plenty of seating indoors and outside. The food is very good with decent portion sizes. I normally go for a cheese and pickle toasted sandwich. not something I have had before but it... More 

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Thank Luke P
Hampshire
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast in this charming cafe. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food delicious. I would certainly visit again to try some other items on the menu.

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Thank JEAVHampshire
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is a lovely little café! We called in for lunch after a morning at the beach. I had scampi and chips which was incredible - the scampi were lovely and soft inside and the batter was crispy, the chips were nice and chunky and the salad had a lovely dressing. My partner had a jacket potato which was a... More 

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Thank Han G
Bracknell
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a handcrafted burger, bloody ansom! Some guy commented on a curry he'd had while I was eating so I'll come back another time for that. Lady who served was happy and lady who cooked seemed happy too. That happiness showed in the food and service! More expensive than McShyte but a million times better! Well done ladies!

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Thank TedBracknell
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch. The food was good - we had the specials (moules) but let down by disorganised front of house. You need to go to the counter to order. We were told after sitting at a table for 15 minutes. Premium pricing.

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Thank Simon H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Called in with a couple of friends and was very disappointed to see that the menu had changed and we could no longer have a Sunday lunch, I ordered the chilli which was ok but not worth the price my friends lunches didn't look very interesting either..... I know that a few friends have stopped going in as the lunches... More 

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Thank Dianne2110
Southampton, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We were in the Mengham village , and we went in the Chives for tea and ended with tea and teacake. Friendly staff , all in all a nice place.

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Thank terence f
folkestone
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice coffee, polite service but oh no atmosphere. Have visited this venue before and hoped for an improvement, if you require peace and a restful break this is the place for you.

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Thank peter w
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,443 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

They look like they do great main meals and breakfasts to suit all kinds whether you are fussy or not.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Mengham Road, PO11 9BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Hayling Island
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9246 2375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?