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Seaview Cafe

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Mersea Island Seaview Avenue | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8DA, England
+44 1206 386916
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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London
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe in itself is bright, clean and friendly. The reason for the review and two stars is a poor bacon sandwich. The bread was hard and stale, and the bacon was stiff, not much of it either. For £3.20, you could do a lot better. Try the Art Cafe instead.

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Thank Leo T
essex
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I had two fish and chip lunches costing £7.80 each...which comprised of a large plate of chips and what can only be described as a piece of fish no bigger than a fish finger. We did not think this was value for money..£7.80 is quite a lot of money for a tiny piece of fish which was covered... More 

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Thank blue65
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I came to Mersea Island with my husband to relive memories I had of as a child many many years ago. After walking out of a café on the Island, which shall be nameless, we drove round and found this beauty. Lovely friendly staff who immediately caught my eye when I stood at the counter and waited to order, and... More 

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Thank stella s
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We live on Mersea and regularly have the full English breakfast on Sunday mornings. Having eaten breakfasts in many places Seaview Cafe is bar far the best quality and best value we have found anywhere. The quality of the meats are excellent and cooked healthily not greasy fried.

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Thank Linda V
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our breakfast. I am pleased that you enjoy our food and appreciate what we have worked hard to achieve. Your comments make that all worthwhile. Thank you Melanie, Jason and the team More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited West Mersea for the day with our dog too. Managed to get a seat outside. Went in to order food. Very friendly staff and although a small cafe, a good variety of food. We had cod and chips and one person had a panini, salad and coleslaw. Was told as they were busy there could be a 20 minute... More 

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Thank Jilly38
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your visit and your food and took the time to leave us such a kind review. We aim to provide good quality good value food served with a smile to endure all customers enjoy their visit and I am pleased to hear that we achieved this even on a busy day.... More 

Aberystwyth, Wales
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My friends and I gathered here in the hope of a taste of seaside food. And it was awful. I paid £4.50 for a fish finger sandwich and I was served something which was remarkable in that it had no taste whatsoever... nothing. There was a texture of overcooked breadcrumb in my mouth and I opened up the sandwich to... More 

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Thank LizzyJohn
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

I am very disappointed to read your review and wish that you had brought this to our attention at the time. We aim to use good quality products at good prices and having used the same supplier for 7 years for our fish fingers were not aware that they were not white inside as they always have been before. I... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I came in with my husband and daughter a while ago we had a lovely breakfast and were served by very friendly staff we will be coming again

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Thank Jessie W
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the food. We look forward to welcome you back in the future and I will pass on your comments regarding the friendly staff to our team. Thank you Melanie and Jason More 

Essex , UK
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my family visit this cafe everytime we are staying on the Island and its great. A great selection of good food is on offer and the cafe is in a great location just by the sea/beach. Excellent and highly recommended!

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Thank B4zza
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and it is nice to know that you return to our cafe each time you visit the lovely Mersea Island. The location is superb and it is nice to know that you enjoy good food along with appreciating our seaside setting. Thank you Melanie, Jason and the team More 

London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Now this seriously is the only café I will ever go in. The staff are so friendly and the service and food are great. If you're expecting fast, top notch service and food then this is not the place for you, this is a family friendly, warm and welcoming seaside café which serves really good food, cooked fresh to order,... More 

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Thank Ninboo
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your description of what we offer is so nice to read and we are pleased to hear that we are achieving what we work hard for to provide our customers. Satisfied customers and repeat business is what makes it possible for us to remain a year round Cafe rather than having to close in... More 

Oswaldtwistle,
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say! Appalling service, not exactly busy, there were only 3 customers & staff were far too busy chatting to be bothered, I felt like we were intruding & how dare we order breakfast! we ordered a regular breakfast, bacon was hardly cooked, we had to ask for our coffee as the waitress forgot, will not be returning.

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Thank Dawn27
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

I am at a loss to respond to your review in detail as I have spoken to all of my staff and none of them recall having a complaint regarding lightly cooked bacon. I am sorry if it appeared that the staff were not making you welcome, most of our reviews mention how friendly our staff are,they were no doubt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island Seaview Avenue | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 386916
Description
A seaside Cafe opposite the beach where you can enjoy the simple delights of Mersea Island. Our menu includes breakfast using locally sourced products and a full lunch menu and cakes and cream teas.

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