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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 good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“bacon roll” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very breezy day and felt cosy and comfy inside the tiny cafe - have seen this place chocka in the summer and never visited before. Had an all day breakfast with added bubble and squeak, which I didn't enjoy. The sausage and bacon were absolutely...More

Thank SarahHen40
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe. We stopped for lunch and sat inside as it was chilly. There are tables outside too. The cafe is built on the pier and has a nice cosy feeling. We had lunch which was very nice. I would recommend...More

Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Cafe on the Pier today, on what must be one of the busiest days of the year as Harwich received thousands of motorbikers supporting the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. I sat with a coffee and watched how well all of the...More

Thank katykat2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for drinks. Good location, but there is little to do or see in Harwich. Miserable ignorant staff and sticky tables. Not an experience I would repeat in a hurry

2  Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent as always. Breakfasts are a treat. Great menu. Good value. Friendly staff and excellent service.

Thank Englishrobs
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Came here for a drink on a recent visit to Harwich. Was able to out on the pier as it was a stunning day. With great views of the Rivers Orwell and Stour, this is the perfect place to chill out on a summer's day

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My first visit here today, We had 2 egg, sausage and bacon sandwich's. It was top quality and would like to thank the staff for all there excellent service. Will be returning soon, looking forward to trying something new next time. Many thanks Les

Thank lesdear2015
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Sunday breakfast with friends - lovely day so sat outside and tucked into bacon eggs the full monty washed down with tea served in proper mugs! Healthier breakfast options were available. The staff were friendly and efficient, it was good value and fun to be...More

Thank katekincaid
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Helpful local teenagers unconsciously fronting a rip-off. Loud cursing in the kitchen. £6.10 breakfast consisted of bacon (I rasher), sausage (I -small, supposedly "Butchers", but virtually veggie), 1 egg, beans (I large ladle) and white bread with margarine (2 rounds). Very good gross margin.

Thank balfourman
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This cafe is great. Good selection of full meals or snacks. Quality of food is excellent. Have eaten there several times. Can't understand the two bad reviews. Richard

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Questions & Answers
margaret w
28 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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