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“Best breakfast in the area”
Review of The Strand Cafe

The Strand Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Shaldon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$26
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Boutique cafe and bistro serving brunch, lunch and afternoon tea specialising in continental cuisine. The Strand Cafe specialises in barista coffees, loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and pastries and food prepared fresh every time. Beautiful beachside garden where customers can sit outside and enjoy the sun.
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast here this morning with my friend who had come down to visit me from London. We shared the pastry basket & she had a coffee. We both agreed the most delicious warm pastries/preserves & coffee outside France! Beautiful sunny day, friendly staff & right on the beach. What more could you ask for?

1  Thank Alexandra7570
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

We wanted to find a riverside cafe near the Ness in Shaldon today (14th June) and came across the Number One, an ideal venue with a shore-side dining area/garden on a nice sunny afternoon.

We ordered a danish pastry, chocolate brownie a tea and a latte. The cakes came first and the drinks another 10 minutes later. In all, from ordering to having the cakes served was about 25 minutes, with another 10 minutes for the drinks. It really didn't seem to be THAT busy. Sadly, not impressed.

Other people arrived (and ordered) after us and were served before us. One couple ordered a cream tea - the tea arrived but the scones had to be asked for again, 10/15 minutes later.

Judging by previous reviews, it may have just been a bad day at the office but we certainly weren't the only ones dissatisfied! Having said that, we are going to give another try at some point as it is a nice place, I just hope the service is much better next time.

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Thank ObiwanDevon
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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Chanced upon this restaurant on sunny day so chose to sit in their patio garden overlooking the Teign estuary. Friendly service provided delicious Seafood Platter followed by gorgeous Tarte au Citron and Carrot Cake. Fortunately dogs are welcomed.

1  Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

5 of us stopped here for brunch on my birthday. Luckily it was sunny and warm enough to sit out so we bagged a spot by the beach to get the view. Drinks came quickly and I was impressed to get 3 cups from my teapot! We had a variety of waffles, eggs benedict, full English and pancakes. All lovely, nicely presented and tasty. Daughter said it was the best breakfast bacon she'd had. Waitresses were pleasant. A perfect start to the day!

1  Thank LindaBBrighton
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

This is a gem in Shaldon. A terrace that is attractive and right on the beach. Fresh salads and very good baguettes. Friendly service. A really enjoyable lunch, which as it was such a beautiful day and children enjoying access to beach, turned into afternoon tea as well.

Would recommend.

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Thank Yvette M
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