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The Cafe on the Pier

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The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been using this place for many years but have only been a TripAdvisor for a short while, hence no previous reviews. This is a lovely little Café selling good food at a reasonable price. The staff are excellent, nothing is ever too much trouble and there is a nice friendly atmosphere. There is nearby parking, FOC for the... More 

Thank turboa
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not wish for a better location with its views from the pier. Food excellent also the service. Also nice to just have a drink and watch the world go by or in this case the ships going by.

Thank shazUnitedKingdom
Harwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal spot to enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast whilst having a view of the harbour. The food was plentiful and tasty. The atmosphere is good and it is an ideal place to start/finish a walk around old Harwich.

Thank Rebecca B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we had to wait as cafe was very busy we had a lovely lunch,nice friendly staff who were helpful and polite. Looking forward to another visit soon.

Thank SJones403
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful curry and coffee here last week whilst visiting Harwich. People friendly, great atmosphere and lovely to be on the Halfpenny Pier. Good value too.

Thank Susan P
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cold January morning, I found this lovely little café on the Halfpenny pier, and it really is ON the pier, open all year round. Warm and cosy inside. They provided me with a cooked breakfast and a decent cup of coffee at a sensible price, and service with a smile. There was a blackboard lunch menu which looked pretty... More 

Thank andrew c
Braintree, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Restaurant, Good food, friendly staff, reasonable prices, and the best fish pie I've had in a long time.

Thank 518barry
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited this lovely little cafe. Had Coffee and a very nice Fruit Scone and Butter. One of the best I have ever had. Friendly staff nice seating area and plenty of seating for warmer weather.

Thank Stosythsusan
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited again today after a couple of months enforced break. Never disappointed, good food, good value, very friendly service and a loverly spot. Hopefully will be back soon Sue from Kirby Cross.

Thank sue c
Harwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When we take in a walk along the seafront, we often stop at this cafe. The staff are always friendly, you have the option of sitting inside or outside whilst watching the world go by. Whatever you have, drinks or food, it's always delicious. Long may the cafe remain there.

Thank Catharina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, Seafood, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?