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The Strand Cafe

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15 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PS, England
+44 1626 865984
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08:00 - 15:30
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited The Deli On The Strand . After swimming I was feeling hungery.I went into The Deli, I ordered a Bacon Bap. The bap was presented on a lovely rectangular plate, however, what was on the plate was of much more interest to me ! A lovely floured bap warmed through and spread with beautiful Butter , inside... More 

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Thank dennisdiggins1
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review, the place you visited sounds fantastic. However, in the interests of fairness I must point out that it was not us, The Strand Cafe in Dawlish (although we would love to welcome you here!). It looks like you visited a cafe in Exmouth, hopefully you will be able to leave this review under their... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place is so friendly. it provides a lovely place for just a tea and a chat or to indulge in a gorgeous homemade cake......only issue being choosing which!!!!! welcoming to all it is a must visit when in Dawlish.

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1 Thank Nathalie R
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovey review, we're so pleased that you love coming in here. Tracey will be delighted to hear that you love her cakes, she has just made a delicious carrot cake and some tasty Easter biscuits so the smell in here is pretty tempting! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards John... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

waited a long time to be served.staff not very interested,placed order,after 30 minutes had not had our drinks,gave up and left.

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Thank Maria C
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thankyou for you feedback, which of course we are most concerned to read. However, we believe that this is a case of mistaken identity on your part. We have counter service at our cafe, so food and drinks are ordered and paid for at the same time and are then brought to your table. Having paid for a drink, I... More 

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dawlish is a small but pretty little town with nice array of small shops and a supermarket and a large amusement arcade with kiddies rides outside and a real railway by the beach going to Exeter and the other way Newton Abbot,Torquay,Paignton etc the cafe was clean and tidy and as i was disabled the toilet was spacious and clean... More 

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Thank Ken K
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, both of our cafe and of the town of Dawlish in general. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time out on our terrace (we are so lucky that we have a large terrace, even on duller days it's so nice that people can sit out and enjoy the view over the Lawns). We... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After having appalling service at jack sprats and walking out we thought we would try The Strand due to it being taken over since our last visit . What a lovely surprise. We were greeted by a very friendly owner who couldn't have been more professional or welcoming. We both had full English breakfast which was so good and tasty... More 

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1 Thank Traceynpaul2014
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and your time in here and are delighted that you came back again! We try very hard to employ nice, friendly staff so that people feel happy to come in and spend time here and I am so glad that you found it thus. We... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed The Strand Café on several occasions now for the simple reason it's worth going back! There is always a friendly welcome from the staff and the surroundings are comfortable. Their scones ( homemade) are exceptional, with generous helpings of cream and jam not the 'only just' portion you sometimes get! The rest of the menu has a great... More 

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1 Thank Milotigertoes
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, which really did cheer us up. You have perfectly summed up exactly what we aspire to be - a good cafe with good service, menu and prices with comfortable surroundings. We are also delighted that you find us friendly and welcoming, plus loved our scones. Tracey makes all of our cakes and... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the area on holiday with our dog , Went in here late morning for a coffee because it had a dog welcome sign on the door. We had just been on the beach so was a welcome break from the wind. The coffee was excellent, better than any high street chain and really good quality. We had breakfast rolls... More 

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1 Thank Jane C
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us so positively, we are delighted that you and your dog enjoyed your visit here. I know from personal experience that after coming off the windy beach, there is nothing nicer than visiting a friendly cafe for good coffee and freshly made food - just the job! We use Voyager coffee and... More 

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83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to take a coffee break and decide as the sun was out we could sit outside with the dog. Also sheltered from the wind that was blowing down through the town. Received a warm welcome when I went in to order. When order was delivered we were told that we could go inside with the dog. Only... More 

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Thank AnotherExeterMan
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here and our lovely home made cakes. I'm sorry to hear that you found your latte to have too much froth. Please don't hesitate to bring this to our attention if this ever happens, we will happily re-make it for you and want to ensure that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A simply wonderful breakfast, served up by a very friendly owner. We both had a full english and were really impressed with the high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Highly recommended.

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Thank supertr00per
Thestrandcafedawlish, Owner at The Strand Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your perfect review, what more can I say?! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time here, that's what we strive to achieve and we are delighted that you were so happy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards John Martin More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. The menu was surprisingly varied. I changed my mind when I saw the food on someone else's plate and chose an egg sandwich instead. How yummy that was, served on granary bread. Pot of tea came with extra water. I managed 4 cups. Staff friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

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Thank John C

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 865984
Description
A family run Cafe in the heart of Dawlish. We offer a great selection of Breakfast items as well as sandwiches, paninis or lighter lunches. If you are looking for something totally homemade come in our try our afternoon treats including scones, cakes and biscuits. We also offer alcoholic beverages as well as a fantastic smoothie and milk shake range. We have the best outside seating area in Dawlish where smoking is permitted. On our cooler days, dogs are most welcome inside.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?