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The Cafe on the Pier

The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“casserole” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A smashing place to get a really great breakfast and later in the day some ice cream. The people that run this cafe are so enthusiastic about what they do and show so much energy.

Thank Westiejohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast two days running there a couple of weekends ago. Very good scrambled egg and smoked salmon. On second trip my son had full English and daugther in law had scrambled egg on toast. All good on both occasions. Not sure about the cook's...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lovely tea and scones here after using the foot ferry. We were planning on going to The Pier Hotel opposite but the staff were rude and unhelpful so came here instead and very glad we did.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal coffee and snack stop off at Harwich Quay.. with great views of the estuary and Port....and the most generous BLT in ages (i.e. bacon !!) Friendly and helpful staff.regular stop off for cyclist and Bikes

Thank suitedesire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Cafe on The Pier, the food is exceptionally good and the staff are lovely, very warm and welcoming, we wish we were staying in Harwich to enjoy this place some more, sadly we were there just for the day..

Thank joan s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe serving reasonably priced food and drinks on Ha'penny Pier. Ideal when you want to sit and watch the world go by. Good food and snacks and good drinks, hot and cold.

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely friend staff, nothing too much trouble , tables were extremely even on this busy sunny day and the food was lovely . The Sandwiches were freshly made , bread lovely & fresh , the side salad was a nice bounus.

Thank dorris1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended to me by a colleague. The menu is a typical cafe, nothing fancy, but the food was really tasty. Served quickly, by friendly staff. Terrific view as well. I am already looking forward to my next visit!

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not bad here, basic menu, maybe a bit expensive but I guess it's on the pier. Not a lot for veggies and they don't have soya for your coffee. The staff are always friendly and helpful and service is quick.

Thank happycat318
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty of choice with service that was a little slow as it appears all food is cooked to order.Prices a little high we felt but food quality good and alcoholic drinks are available

Thank TravellerCleethorpes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
margaret w
will you be open on new years eve?
28 December 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Happy new year. I do apologise - I have only just seen your question. We do open during the day on New Years Eve but not in the evening. The Firework display at midnight in Harwich on New Years Eve is wonderful. New Years... More
What are the opening hours?
21 April 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
We open about 8.45 through until 5 ish. If the weather is good we open a bit earlier, if it is not so nice we may close at 4. If there are a few of you who would like breakfast earlier phone Steve on 07743192356 and we will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 7743 192356
Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al fresco dining and on those cooler days the ideal place for a great breakfast, bowl of homemade soup or coffee and cake.
Harwich is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
The Cafe on the Pier is open every day except Chistmas Day from 8.30 - 4 ish (depend on the weather!)
We provide buffets delivered locally for business or pleasure.
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