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1 Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On holiday in July we expected to have lunch outside somewhere on our day trip to Cowes. However it was still not warm enough. As we had the dog we went into this place which had a sign welcoming dogs. There was a good choice of freshly cooked lunches. I had the soup and a smoothie which was lovely. The... More 

Thank giniEngland
Helston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Even the owner/waitress wears 50s clothes. Does remind me of cafes when I was young and in a good way. All day breakfast is well priced, they use quality local produce. None of that horrible supermarket bacon that leaks water when you fry it!!!! Very good price too. But it has no toilet, however the public ones are nearby, so... More 

1 Thank Veritee
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Cafe prides itself on gluten and dairy free food. Confidently ordered a dairy free baguette to find it had butter in. I won't be back.

Thank Christopher H
Giles_Nicole, Owner at Sails, responded to this review

We were saddened by your low star rating for what we thought was an honest mistake, which was rectified at the time and for which we are sincerely sorry. Having managed to eat half the baguette before you realised that it contained butter, we hope that you did not have too much discomfort. I was reprimanded by my wife and... More 

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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Me & my mom stopped of here while on our holidays on isle of wight, in may 2016 Very friendly cafe the menu can appear bit overpriced but the Quality was good I had the allday breakfast & my mom had a beautiful omlette her words thank you for a lovely visit.

Thank Speedy1767
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Very nice friendly cafe. Had a great toasted sandwich. Even my dog was made to feel welcome with some bacon and sausage!

1 Thank 84Lynne
Cowes Isle of Wight
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great food, superb breakfasts, friendly hosts, nothing too much trouble. Never rushed or hurried. Well recommended

1 Thank Firthy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Our crew ate here every morning of the RYS bi-centennial regatta. Full English breakfast. Friendly, casual atmosphere. No fuss, no frills, just great friendly service and good eats.

Thank Nicole B
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

stop by this lovely cafe for a quick bite to eat when you leave or enter the isle of wight!! delicious jacket potatoes// tried once and never looked back..i have tuna /mayo and the spuds are to die for!!

Thank mrsright2015
Central UK
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Sadly there isn't a "good" option on Trip advisor, you are offered to mark as average....or very good. Nothing in-between! Well, it's better than "average"...but I couldn't just mark it as "very good" compared to the many others we have used on our travels. From the street the windows were so steamed up we hesitated whether to go in at... More 

Thank lovethesoundofthesea
Dudley, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

From the outside the cafe doesn't look much, but step inside and get a real welcome from the two ladies in there. The food was freshly prepared and we didn't have to wait too long either. Well worth a visit.

Thank maggieann988

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shooters Hill, Cowes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes

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