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The Shak Beach Cafe

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Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
+501 523-3252
07:30 - 18:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Belize for a family trip and we kept coming back here! The staff are all lovely and welcoming and the food was delicious! Plenty for all veggies, vegans, meat-lovers etc. We loved the all of the fruit shakes as well - especially the 'Goin' Bananas!' Cheap, fun and tasty! Definitely recommend!

Thank Alice A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a great location just steps from the pier and very close by the swimming areas. We got the ceviche it was really good!! Will definitely come back.

Thank Julianna H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shak's breakfast menu is varied. Their shakes are very good and are interesting mixes of fruits and vegetables.

Thank N C
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to hook up to their wifi and enjoy the gorgeous view of the water and the boats and simply people watch!!! LOVE their fresh smoothies! I had the berry one today and it was refreshing and tasty!!! This is my 2nd time here and I definitely plan on going back. They close early (at 6... More 

Thank Cathy G
San Francisco, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here a couple of times, helpful staff. She made recommendations the smoothies were really good and fresh...

Thank milapo2
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So so so good! Enjoyed everything! Service was great! Really enjoyed the view of the pier during our breakfast!

Thank Lauren C
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had only breakfast at this quaint little shack facing Placencia's Municipal Pier, watching lots of activity as divers and snorkelers loaded onto their excursion boats. As usual on Placencia, a resident dog visited our table offering his island greeting. We had pancakes and sausage, french toast with fruit, and a ham and cheese omelette, plus coffee, a soy smoothie, and... More 

Thank Becky R
Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and we're greeted by one of the most unhappy persons in Belize. The service staff were in their phones while we waited for service and some drinks. Once they came over they were very short and borderline rude. They "said" did not have any cold beer avail but then brought out a bottle for... More 

Thank crezzah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slooow. I'm not in US. Get that. But 30 min to blend three fruits when I'm the only customer. Really perfect location if waiting at the dock for peeps. At the top of the sidewalk/ boardwalk.

Thank ronRunz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We popped into The Shak after a hot half hour walk along the beach from Chabil Mar villas. We needed a sit-down and a refreshing drink. Our tour company had recommended the place and we were not disappointed. The only difficult thing was picking from the long list of smoothie drinks. It was very hot and the server switched on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishop Walk | The Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 523-3252
The Shak Beach Cafe's menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. We find that superior, simple ingredients including real fruit and veggies set our smoothies apart from the others.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?