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Reviewed 3 days ago

We can't praise this café highly enough. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was amazing, all home cooked. The staff were very friendly and helpful. If you are in Rottingdean, look no further than Shane's Kitchen.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All i can say is im craving your breakfast again today! It was so good! I had poached eggs with avocado on toast! Best breakfast Ive had and i will be sure to come back again soon! My friend also enjoyed her breakfast bap! Happy...lovely staff, was perfect! See you soon!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast, a coffee and tea. Cappuccino was large and strong, food was fresh and good. Loved the decor and ambience of the cafe.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 17, 2024

Please be aware we purchased cakes from here today and when we went to eat them, we noticed they were mouldy in several places on both cakes. I was very cross as this is totally unacceptable and could make people poorly. We went back and...received a refund and the lady was very apologetic, but in my opinion this just isn't good enough. You just can't serve mouldy food, it's totally unacceptable. The lady behind the counter said the cakes had been out on display since Monday... Today is Wednesday. Surely cakes should be put out fresh on a daily basis as they are out in the open on display in the warm window with no covering? Sadly I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and I won't be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2024

Hello Natalie. I am extremely sorry this has happened as the cakes should only be put out for two days then binned so I cannot understand why this has happened. I will look into this myself personally to ask staff why this has happened. I...More

Reviewed April 5, 2024

Love this unique bijou little cafe. The cakes are amazing. A must for a cosy tea /coffee and cake. The waffles with cream and toppings are good too.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed March 2, 2024

Been here a couple of times and this time just like the other times didn’t fail to impress. The decor is fun and funky but also very comfortable and homely. Greeted with a smile and the service is great very helpful attentive without being annoying...just the right balance. Today we had toasted ciabattas. One tune and sweetcorn melt and one roasted veg and Brie. Stuffed full of very tasty filled and lovely and hot freshly prepared served with some salad and crisps just perfect. Bought some goodies to take home sausage roll, pork pie, and a scotch egg oh and two rather large portions of 3 tiered Oreo cookie chocolate cake can’t wait to try it all over next few days. Will certainly be back. Thank you for running such place xoxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 8, 2024 via mobile

Cosy cafe, open at 0830 in winter, as I sought sanctuary. Great coffee and a nice toasted tea cake, all for just over a fiver. Friendly service too. Much appreciated, on a chilly morning, feeling kind of alienated out on the street.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2024

Thank you so much for your lovely review

Reviewed February 2, 2024 via mobile

Well worth the 5 star review. Dog friendly. Lovely decor and ambience. The food was scrummy snd portions extremely generous. Coffee spot on. Can’t fault this place and shall definitely return again and again. Well done Shane - your cafe is spot on!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2024

Thank you so much for your kind review we all are delighted to hear that you so enjoyed our homemade food and treats. Matched with our customer service. We hope to see you very soon

Reviewed February 1, 2024

We had an unexpected death in the family and Shane and Barry went above and beyond to cater for us at home. at short notice and they were very compassionate towards the family The food was excellent delivered on time and presented beautifully.The Cafe is...lovely,quirky and the boys are fabMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2024

Firstly we are both deeply sorry for you sad loss. And we both are so happy to have done this outside catering for you and the family, we are happy knowing that you all enjoyed our homemade food . And we both hope to see...More

Reviewed December 27, 2023

We all had post boxing day cabin fever so took a bus trip into Rottingdean without a plan. Shane's Kitchen was the first cafe open and we are so glad that fate sent us here, from the fabulous decor to the fantastic service with festive...cakes to die for, we just had the best time! Barry was so lovely to us and made our experience and everyone arounds so special! This will definitely our new spot in 2024!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2023

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us and we are absolutely delighted that you all had such a fantastic day with us and enjoyed our homemade food and service. We wish you a happy new year

Reviewed December 11, 2023

Even though I don’t live locally any more, I always ensure I’ve been to Shane’s on every visit. Shane and Barry are exceptional hosts/chefs who always make you feel welcome and cook exquisite food. I have frequently heard other customers say, ‘Oh, it’s like The...Ivy!” And they’re right. They’ve recently been awarded 5* and that’s no great surprise.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2023

Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We both are delighted that you so enjoy coming to us and thank you for noticing how hard we both work to keep the cafe to our high standards. We both so look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed November 25, 2023

Second visit and again disappointed! Went on my own on the Thursday at 4pm and had chicken soup which had a strange taste to it - not chicken taste at all ? Then today Saturday 2pm popped in with my with for tea and scones.... They gave us what tasted like margarine at first to spread on the scones and when we mentioned this they replaced the small dish with what we thought was butter - but again it didn’t taste right ? When we asked what it was they said it was butter -clover butter ?? lol Clover butter tastes nothing like proper butter! No apologies etc ! If you are going to have scones it has to be with proper real butter!! Will not be going there again !More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2023

From the start of you e entering into the cafe until you left. The staff did everything that they could to help you and they did a table check on you and you said nothing about the soup that was made on the Thursdays, the...More

Reviewed October 25, 2023

Lovely atmosphere and set in a beautiful era of nostalgia. Friendly staff and tasty food. What more could you ask?

Date of visit: October 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2023

Hi Catherine. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are delighted that you had a great experience and enjoyed our homemade food and service. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed October 17, 2023 via mobile

Friendly, efficient service, tasty food and generous helpings! The staff were hard-working and attentive. A great place for breakfast or lunch!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2023

Hi Mike. Thank you so much for your kind review I will show my girls this, it’s very much appreciated. We ok forward to seeing you again very soon

Reviewed October 8, 2023

Nice tea, chipped crockery, mouldy cake. Cooked food looked better from other tables. The decor is fun even if it's a bit of a squeeze getting in.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Barry Stevenson, General Manager at Shane's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2023

Thank you for your review. I am rather shocked at your comment of damaged crockery . Why did you not inform the staff immediately so it could have been binned and replaced and I am extremely sorry about your cake , yet on a table...More

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Shane's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4