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The Reef Beach Cafe

Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
+1 758-454-3418
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“rotis” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 5 hour wait after leaving our resort before our international flight so we stopped off here for lunch and booked one of the beach huts for a quick shower and change. We had a really nice time. Good food, good cocktails and...More

Thank maz592
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off at the Reef for lunch before our flight. Ordered real local stew fish. Variety of beers available. This beach cafe is located on the beach and opposite the Airport in the South.

Thank RLSK77
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited the Reef Bar while walking along Airport Beach to remind ourselves how great the cocktails were - and we were not disappointed. We were also glad to see that their black cat called Black Cat was still in residence and as friendly as...More

Thank dennisaw2016
Reef_StLucia, General Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

LOL, yes, Black Cat (alias 'Crocks') was dropped off at The Reef and meant to go home with one of the bartenders about 4 years ago, when he was just a tiny scrawny black kitten. Instead, he escaped the cat carrier and hid in the...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice indeed I must say, good atmosphere and lovely staff. I will return. Very nice food for families and individuals with the added benefit of lovely sea views. Nice clean carribean restaurant.

Thank Selina F
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for 5 hours instead of sitting in the airport. It is literally a 3 minute drive from the airport. Lovely friendly staff. We booked a room with a shower just so we could freshen up before our flight. Sea is amazing. Great...More

Thank Misterk1
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Had 2-3 hours to wait to check in for international flight so this cafe/bar suggested as 5 mins from airport. Good location on beach and lunch - grilled marlin with salad lovely. Staff good and prices reasonable. Problem was we were surround, literally by a...More

Thank alexandramclaren
Reef_StLucia, General Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing us, and I'm very glad you liked the location, the food and the staff. I do understand your annoyance with the dogs and I apologize for that. We have cleared the decks lately by finding 'forever' homes for a few of...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

After driving the island then looking for somewhere to eat on Mothers Day had a little problem finding anywhere open found The Reef and had an excellent local meal sitting near the beach and international airport.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great location and atmosphere. Food was as good or better as pub style gets. Service was friendly. Wonderful place to sit chill and enjoy the view.

Thank cathylynnk2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The service was very slow, but you're sitting on the beach by a beautiful ocean, relax and enjoy the view and the warm breeze. When the food finally arrives it is very good.

Thank patkat24
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Whilst staying close by we visited the reef on a couple of occasions. Both times we felt very relaxed and chilled sat amounts the palm trees. No music was played in the bar as a couple of bars that surround it were playing it, so...More

Thank Angela C
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20 April 2017|
Response from Reef_StLucia | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, absolutely. It is an easy walk, mostly along the beach. Cheers, Jolien
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Vieux Fort Quarter  >  Vieux Fort
  • Phone Number: +1 758-454-3418
The Reef Beach Cafe is open 7 days per week, from 8:00 am till 10:00 pm (Mondays until 6pm), and offers a simple but nicely varied menu of Creole and international (sea)food, a range of fast foods (including home made pizza), breakfast, fresh milkshakes, cappuccinos, cold beers and hot cocktails, at prices as low as we can keep them, making The Reef affordable to both locals and visitors. The Reef Kite + Surf is located right next to The Reef Beach Cafe, and there are tables inside as well as outside under the gum and sea grape trees on the beach.
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