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Drift-In Surf Cafe

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11 Shore Road, East Wittering, England
+44 1243 672292
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time to visit yesterday, and the food and drink was amazing. I had a smoothie and the bacon and maple syrup pancakes (gluten free). A very welcoming cafe and highly recommended.

Thank SpeakLife516
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,603 reviews
719 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They wouldn't seat me down and no one would take my order and the service was terrible and slow and too small and cramped.

Thank Ed E
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe has a great menu. It offers a variety of delicious dishes from breakfast pancakes, yogurt and granola with compote, wraps, sandwiches, salads etc the coffee is good and you can also enjoy shakes and juices. The cafe is bright and has a real surf vibe. The staff are welcoming and polite and has a trendy atmosphere. My daughter... More 

Thank Shari C
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had some lovely home made soup which was just the thing to warm us up after a misty wet walk on the beach Super friendly service, sandy wet dogs no problem, relaxed vibe. Would definitely visit again

Thank HelloSunshine43
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were just going to go for a walk around the harbour but decided to drive on to East Wittering for lunch. As soon as we saw the menu here, we knew it was for us. Loads of choice for a small cafe and lots of healthy options. I had a houmous and roasted veg sandwich on granary and my... More 

Thank thecakefairy7
Chichester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place to meet for a meal or a casual coffee. It's a small place that does not take bookings. The food is home cooked , lots of choice and reasonably priced. I can honestly say they do the best bacon sandwich anywhere!! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank pinkypam
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I have been coming to the Drift in for a number of years and the service I have received is second to none. The food is fantastic, with a menu that would accommodate most food allergies and dietary needs. For myself, being a lacto-vegetarian the menu is vast and varied, making it a pleasant and easy experience to eat. The... More 

Thank Jim7733
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered Greek salad, Bowl was full of one type of lettuce, cucumber and tomato were past their best. Didn't enjoy it at all, Overpriced. £7 + Not impressed, really put off.

Thank ClaraTomo
Chichester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Drift-in Surf cafe is small but amazing. Everything is homemade and cooked from fresh. The staff are really friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. You need to book a table at busy periods as it is popular with locals and tourists alike. The menu is quite large and the food cooked to order so sometimes a wait... More 

Thank pinkypam
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend for brunch this morning. The origin coffee is lovely we both took a bag of it home and I had the bacon and Brie pancake- it was absolutely delicious I can't wait to go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Shore Road, East Wittering, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  East Wittering
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 672292
A busy cafe/ restaurant serving something different to the usual cafe offerings. Drift-In Surf Cafe specialises in pancakes, healthy and innovative salads and sandwiches, homemade cakes and lots more. Our coffee is fair trade and organic certified and roasted in Cornwall.

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