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Hard Hat Cafe Ltd

Unit 1KB Harcourt Drive, Balthane Industrial Estate, Castletown IM9 2AJ
+44 1624 829636
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Aug 8, 2016
“Blunt and rude”
Jun 27, 2016
“Took a while but it was busy, which is a good sign.”
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Unit 1KB Harcourt Drive, Balthane Industrial Estate, Castletown IM9 2AJ
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

Have been to the hard hat a couple of times for a quick breakfast and had no issues. However, last visit it was 11am and there was not a single person in the café. I asked for a veggie breakfast (which is what I always...More

1  Thank breeshey
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Visited with my wife for lunch on a weekday. Arrived 1.45pm & it was very busy, which is always a good sign as they were locals (& not a builder in sight, despite the name). The lady said the wait for our food would be...More

Thank manxmanpaul
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Good honest card food, well cooked and presented. Great tea, excellent doorstop bread and butter. Value for money.

Thank triskeles
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Hidden in Balthane Industrial Estate this cafe is just off the main road near the airport. Two of us visited for breakfast when we were dropping off a car for servicing at a nearby garage. Excellent food in a bright clean environment and reasonable prices....More

Thank Richd54
HardHatCafe, Owner at Hard Hat Cafe Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

Thank you for your very kind words and as you can see we are not pretentious, we believe in good quality at affordable prices in a pleasant, clean environment. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 13, 2015

worst food i have ever had raw egg and everything pure crap! i would high advise somewhere else if you are looking for some good food! this place is awful

7  Thank samU754YQ
HardHatCafe, Owner at Hard Hat Cafe Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2016

We are so sorry to hear that you have experienced bad service, we ultimately try to provide good wholesome, homemade food. Please contact us and we will definitely rectify the situation.

Reviewed June 26, 2015

I can only repeat what others have said - spotlessly clean, food prepared to order, very homely feel (it's not some miserable 'greasy spoon' joint), and very fair prices. I had a cracking sausage bap and pot of tea - my first visit. It's not...More

3  Thank Norman M
Reviewed May 9, 2015

A bright, cheerful café on an Industrial Estate. Free Wi-Fi a bonus. Very basic food and menu - but the largest choice of condiments on the planet!

2  Thank Jan W
Reviewed January 30, 2015

Myself and some friend visit The Hard Hat Cafe every couple of months for a get together, catch up and chat, I personally love the place it is relaxed, warm and the bonus of great food and good service, and canot wait till next week...More

2  Thank sheyvonne
Reviewed October 10, 2014

We are big fans of The Hardhat cafe, come here whenever we can the food is the best. The staff are friendly and the restaurant is always spotlessly clean.

3  Thank Darren C
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were on a short break to the Island and planning ahead wanted to find cafes that would be early enough to have a breakfast and have a good review. Hard Hat was chosen and sure enough delivered. Food was excellent and the menu choice...More

3  Thank Simon M
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1KB Harcourt Drive, Balthane Industrial Estate, Castletown IM9 2AJ
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Castletown
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 829636
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