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Mermaid Street Cafe

The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 222128
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“kippers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here today on spec. We ordered an egg mayonnaise sandwich, and a tuna mayonnaise sandwich. Both were excellent. We had a nice pot of tea, and we really enjoyed our visit. The waitress was very helpful, and we will certainly go there again.

Thank Ade vt
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had good quality club sandwiches and omelettes sitting outside in the sun. Good value, Friendly staff.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Having camped the night in Pett and on a long cycle ride back to Whitstable, I really needed something substantial to keep me pedalling for the day. The lovely breakfast served here really hit the spot and I was served by friendly, welcoming staff. The...More

Thank oneten2016
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely sweet place, even has a loo so many coffee shops in this tiny town don't. Nice character and atmosphere. You can get light snacks, sandwiches, cakes etc. Definitely not what you would call cheep. Coffee was good and strong, tea came in a pot....More

Thank dawngirl2015
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Just stopped off here for a bite to eat and a hot drink. It is a small cafe. Clean. With six tables inside. My coffee was good as was my food. The service was also good. I wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend

Thank Distaste
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I visited Rye to see my long-time friend and on my way to him and stopped at The Mermaid Street Cafe to have some nice breakfast. ​ This is a great little cafe, very busy, but with friendly service. I ordered full English Breakfast. The...More

Thank Beata J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Friendly and helpful staff. Good selection of food and cakes at a reasonable price. Generous portions. Lovely ice cream.

1  Thank minky1958
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went here on the basis of a review here on trip advisor. They serve movenpick ice cream. I had a coffee flavoured one and it was the last portion left in the tub. It tasted old and not a hint of coffee in it. My...More

Thank blakeholiday
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Rye today and stopped at The Mermaid Street cafe to have and afternoon break. When placing my order I do not think the member of staff could less helpful if she tried and when I questioned that I was being charged more than...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a great little cafe, very busy, but friendly service. Their sausage rolls are the best I have tasted. The pastry was flakey, the sausage meat inside generous and lots of meat, rather than filler grain. Served piping hot. Delicious.More

Thank Rosemary S
OldBoroughArms1, Manager at Mermaid Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you SO much for this review! I am so happy that you like our sausage rolls, we use local sausage meat, local free range eggs to egg wash, and the best pastry ever! If you like Scotch eggs, next time your pop in, try...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222128
  • E-mail
The Mermaid Street Cafe is nestled beneath the Old Borough Arms at the foot of Mermaid Street and the building dates back to 1720. Now a cafe with a contemporary feel serving delicious home-made breakfasts, soups, sandwiches and salads, and famous for our amazing scotch eggs. We offer inside and outside seating as well as take-away and have some great cakes and Ice cream too.
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