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Rainbow Cafe

12 Wick Lane, Harwich CO12 3TA, England
+44 1255 556670
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rainbow cake” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Wick Lane, Harwich CO12 3TA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love poached eggs - can’t make ‘em myself but the Rainbow cafe can. Drove by, and turned round instead of going into Harwich town. Glad I did. Nice staff, good food but wasn’t quite so keen on the cappuccino. Went back the next day...More

Thank oldessexbird
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cafe. Friendly staff. Food was lovely 😃 Coffees were delicious. Very welcoming. Would definitely return.

Thank Tarnya C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Have one of their super scones for morning coffee and you can go without lunch!! Happy atmosphere. Eat in or out.

Thank pearl c
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What a place ! From welcome to goodbye! From the service to the food! Well done! We'll definitely be back soon!

1  Thank david d
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited this lovely little café after it had been recently recommended. It was very busy, however staff were very friendly and attentive. We opted for the ploughmans, which was a plate full of French stick, cheeses, ham, salad and pickles. Very good! Don't visit if...More

Thank Loocol
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Have been here a few times on visits to dovercourt but 1st time actually had lunch. It was extremely busy but staff friendly and smiling. Explained would be a wait but the food was excellent and worth waiting for. It is an absolute gem of...More

Thank diane w
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

7 of us went for afternoon tea. The sandwiches were lovely and fresh, plenty of tea and coffee. The small cakes were gorgeous especially the coffee cake. The only reason i didnt give it a solid 5 is because it wasnt clotted cream with the...More

Thank Helbemato
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

hello and welcome back to my series of trip adviser reviews about establishments that i go in to eat. this time the establishment was the rainbow cafe. as you can see by the title of my review, it was neither a riveting or disastrous visit,...More

1  Thank anais123455
Karen R, Owner at Rainbow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

I am pleased that you will return but I am dismayed that you say you was refused cheese slices as they are always available, I will check with our only male washer up as to why you was refused, so very sorry as our aim...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Although it seems a mediocre complain for a small cafe on the corner of a Harwich road. i feel this needs to be said, two of my friends and i had been having a lovely day on the park, and since we had been messing...More

Thank kneecoaltrips
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend for afternoon tea, we were NOT disappointed.... fresh sandwiches and cakes were delicious, staff couldn’t do enough for us! An added bonus being licensed too so we could enjoy a bottle of wine with our food!.....would definitely recommend!

Thank melclarke2018
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patricia b
2 December 2017|
Response from 347valerie | Reviewed this property |
I think they will do whatever you would like most of the day! Very obliging and as far as I am aware, no set times. However, give them a ring.
Di K
21 June 2016|
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Response from davidandjunemann | Reviewed this property |
Have phoned up they open at 0830 Sundays happy to be of help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Wick Lane, Harwich CO12 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 556670
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Seaside Cafe/Restaurant, serving freshly cooked food, freshly ground coffee, beer and wines available.
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