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Sails Cafe

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1 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, England
08:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cold day. Freezing fog, saw a bright warm cafe Fantastic breakfast. Very friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Give it a try !

1 Thank David T
Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sails is excellent for traditional British cafe food. The staff are very friendly and the food always hot and cooked well. Its not gourmet but proper honest food. Sails doesn't try to be something it isn't. I come in nearly everyday now and always feel very satisfied. Good prices to.

Thank Jazaphar S
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I visited her with my husband and our friends. It's a cosy little cafe with plenty of homemade options. We had a choice of 4 homemade soups. I chose the spicy Mexican bean soup (spicy indeed and very tasty), and my husband chose the butternut squash soup (also very tasty). The soup comes with a generous sized roll. We then... More 

2 Thank gigs
Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Having removed ourselves from one eating place we found this cafe and thank goodness we did. Quite the opposite from the "restaurant" we tried, this small friendly place was just what we needed. A good wholesome lunch at reasonable prices and more than enough on your plate to satisfy. Thank you Sails you hit the nail on the head all... More 

1 Thank Annie P
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Needed a break stopped here. The welcome was very good. Home made food on offer there were four of us we all chose different things and it was all delicious. The owner went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our meals. Prices were reasonable and would definitely recommend this place.

1 Thank Main57
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

As I noticed this cafe was packed out I assumed it was good. Only when I went in did I notice the Trip Advisor recommendation on the window. I had a cheese and bacon sandwich and an Americano. The bacon was very good and the grated cheese was tasty, though it wasn't melted...the sandwich was called a bacon and melt..should... More 

Thank Cantabile_7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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696 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Called in for a fast bite and drink. The coffee was very good and the baguettes were excellent. Well filled and the sort of baguette I love - slightly soft none crispy top. The place is nicely decorated and the lady in charge was absolutely delightful. Plain & simple

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Western Norway, Norway
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509 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were staying in Cowes Yachthaven marina and found Sails of Cowes to be a perfect place for breakfast. Very friendly and smiling lady serving us. A cosy place to have just tea or breakfast. Large portions and nice prices.

Thank T3T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great little tea room,friendly service, even with my difficult crew,(everyone want something different,or just cant make up there minds) the lady was very patient and helpful and everything we had quickly and freshly prepared.

Thank ARRI47
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely little tea room, kids loved their milkshakes and my coffee definitely hit the spot. The lady in there was helpful and friendly.

1 Thank Trevor R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01983289758

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?