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Makcari's Coffee Lounge & Ice Cream Parlour

Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
+44 1227 375916
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (79 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If it,s a nice day this is the best place in town for coffee and if you are lucky they might have live music.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice tea and cake here. Dogs are allowed which we really appreciated. Good price and good menu.

Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

August bank holiday Monday we walked around Herne bay and called here for afternoon tea. Very busy with a Elton John tribute act playing but two great cups of tea here and found a table free. Most importantly they have china cups! or should I...More

Thank Hermes0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agree that the service with a smile hasn't reached the venue, however the food whilst not cheap did taste fresh. It was very busy and probably a long day during the airshow that we were there for. We had the Tuna salad which came large...More

Thank gwp12c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only popped to the ice cream counter for two ice creams It looked appealing Young man - foreign - no greeting - no smile Served the ice cream so badly it was falling everywhere and making a mess He did not help and could not...More

Thank Ri1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this as we had come down from the airshow. We had 2 x 2 scoops which came to £7.50. I was disappointed because I've had better ice cream in Cornwall, Wales and Italy - much cheaper too. The problem with...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and found the lady serving to be very helpful and cheerful. Good value breakfast and lots of choice with both of us opting for the pancake type of breakfast option. Sat on the edge of the road enjoying the comings and goings...More

Thank Mandy_Main
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Lovely place with bandstand adjacent, Sunday afternoons are a treat. Huge salads, lovely sandwiches, large mugs of hot drinks. Really enjoyed it.

Thank LesGUk
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely location on the old bandstand. A little bit expensive (£6.99 for ice cream sundaes and £3.75 for 2 scoops of ice cream). The ice cream is tasty and home made in a good variety of flavours.

Thank Eleanor N
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Quite tacky and beach fronty but fab iced coffee and choc muffin. Friendly staff, great outside seating, clean, good selection of ice cream and food. Tad expensive though

Thank isobur
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Colin M
October 5, 2016|
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Response from Williamtje | Reviewed this property |
Yes ... but in the outside seating area ... I don't think so indoors but I may be wrong
February 18, 2015|
Response from mummaindahouse | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know the answer to that. If you Google it may tell! You. Alternatively there are a few other cafes that might be open early.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Central Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 375916
Located Centrally along Herne Bay sea front is this most historic building - The Central Bandstand. Still boasting a stage which has been present since the 18th Century there is a real hustle, bustle and vibrancy about this location. Perfect for romantic couples through to families and dog walkers we are please to accomodate all, serving freshly ground coffee a selection of fine teas, sandwiches, cream tea hot food and our very own home made ice cream.Pop along for a memorable experience and why not bring all the family. You may even be lucky enough to be passing during one of the many live shows or musical events which are held commonly on stage from March through to September.Why not finish off with a freshly made Italian ice cream and choose one of the 32 flavours made daily by our trained Gellato chefs.
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