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Longboat Cafe

Fore Street | Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG, England
+44 1395 445619
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab sandwiches” (14 reviews)
“cake” (13 reviews)
“club sandwich” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Fore Street | Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for coffee on a beach walk. It's a nice little cafe, and might return for a meal sometime as the menu looked good.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Enjoyed an delicious crab sandwich sitting at a table overlooking the sea and bay in hot sunshine. Very helpful staff and quick service. Were warned to watch out for the seagulls but fortunately they were elsewhere today.

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times during our holiday. Good quality sandwiches and paninis. The coffee is quite good too. They're a bit funny about smokers and vapers at their outside tables, even the ones well away from the cafe entrance.

Thank Captain_Mainwaring
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The two cafes along this stretch are ultra busy. Both good, friendly, reasonable selection of food. Obligatory Crab sandwiches offered, ££££! It’s fine, dog friendly but you have to quick to get a table!

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely food - local crab sandwich and scones & cream. What’s not to like? Summer on the beach at its best :-)

Thank DrBooUSA
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What a find. A real gem of a sea front cafe. Fantastic food, lovely hot coffees and very friendly staff. Stopped a couple of times during our stay in Otterton, Devon. As we used to make the 2+ mile walk here which was certainly well...More

Thank CamraPales
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic!!! 5 stars - relaxing, nice view and great food!!! Freshly caught crab sandwiches and Devon cream tea.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The views are very good but when we visited the coffee didn't have a lot of flavour and was the most expensive we had in Budleigh

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

As per last review Nov 2017 i quote: This cafe is under new ownership and is now open in the winter thurs,friday,Sat & Sunday. Well i can tell you Sat 20th Jan it was not!! Pleasant sunny day with quite a few people about who...More

Thank Cassiebees
stitchandsew, Manager at Longboat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hello Cassiebees, Thank you for your review. As a seaside (mostly seasonal) business, we make judgements on opening depending on the weather; sometimes we are right, sometimes we are wrong. Looking at the historical weather data, there was a light drizzle in the morning, followed...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Under the new owners, the Longboat café opens in winter between 1000 and 1600 on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On a sunny winter day, it is great to sit outside on the patio in the shelter from all winds except a south one...More

Thank NomadicTraveller7
stitchandsew, Manager at Longboat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi NomadicTraveller7, Thank you for your review – we're delighted you enjoyed the food, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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12 June 2015|
Response from CreamTeaTea | Property representative |
Hello, We are the new owners of the Longboat Café in Budleigh Salterton. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the building – but we do offer Dogs a refreshing drink from the bowl outside the café, and there are railings... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street | Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Budleigh Salterton
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 445619
  • E-mail
Friendly, family-run café situated right next to the sea in beautiful Budleigh Salterton. Serving a range of delicious sandwiches, light meals, coffee, cakes and ice cream. Fresh Budleigh Salterton caught crab is our speciality. All food is cooked to order. Heavenly views of the seafront. Outdoor and indoor seating.
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