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The Cafe on the Pier

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The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where you can find home cooked food prepared to order. Eat here regularly for a snack when visiting friends. Can recommend the fresh crab sandwiches.The home made scones with jam and cream are a favourite of us all. In the better weather we sit outside with the dogs watching the boats and in bad weather it is cosy... More 

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Thank Patricia H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to cafe on the pier with a group of 11. Service was excellent, very polite and welcoming. Had a mixture of breakfast foods all lovely. Nice views and relaxing. Breakfast is served till 4.45 daily. 2nd visit to this cafe and will be back again.

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Thank Darren M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a quick bike ride lunch. Exactly what we were after. Helpful service. Efficient. Great sandwiches and burgers. Go here.

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Thank Tim G
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with my friend, her two dogs, and her son. It is her favourite cafe and she was keen to show it to him. We were not disappointed- a young man carried chairs over to an empty table for us with a smile. We ordered two breakfasts- one without beans and immediately was asked what was wanted in their... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
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167 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to have a hot or cold drink, a sandwich or a cooked breakfast. Delicious food, really enjoyed my cooked breakfast and sausage was superb. Very friendly staff who are enthusiastic about their jobs. Highly recommend

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Thank Essexnat
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little cafe with a great view. Cups of tea and coffee are priced the same as most cafes that command a view. The food is good but can be pricey, maybe ok for couples but would work out expensive for a family. I have a scone with cream and jam that is priced fairly. The pier... More 

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Thank Emily C
Northants
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place to watch the staff. They are such hard workers and you hardly have to wait a minute before your freshly prepared and fresh crab sandwiches are before you.

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Thank Anndrek
Harwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Steve and Sarah run a good ship here on the Quay Their staff including Tracy, Dan and Dan, Ricky, Steve's son and daughter all put on a great show with lovely food and great service. It can be hectic on a sunny day but please persevere and enjoy the time there

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Thank nick w
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If the weather is nice then this is the place to sit and enjoy the harbour,scenery,boats,river and the huge container ships of Felixstowe docks. Lifeboat station adjacent . Didn't eat but judging by the aromas could be tempted on another visit.

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Thank coastlandscene
Harwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely food, reasonably priced and friendly service. We always sit outside and watch the people coming and going.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 7743 192356
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.

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