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Seaview Cafe

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Mersea Island Seaview Avenue | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8DA, England
+44 1206 386916
09:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get a nice meal here, varied menu..i ate ham egg and chips, was lovely,,you can eat inside or out depending on the weather. It gets very busy when the sun shines and may have to wait a while, but its nice..good friendly service

Thank tina c
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited Seaview Café on Christmas Eve to have breakfast as a way to start the festivities. I have a feeling that it could become something of a tradition! The café was very busy, but notwithstanding, the staff were friendly and the food was amazing. It was one of the best vegetarian 'fry up style' breakfasts I have had. The mushrooms... More 

Thank travelleruk07
Romford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

From our walk along the coastal path we walked into Seaview Caravan park where Seaview Cafe is located on the corner. A wonderful Cafe offering great full breakfasts, lunches, cakes or just a nice cup of tea or coffee. This Cafe is open every day if the year apart from Christmas Day. Staff are wonderful and work very hard to... More 

Thank Pauline M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The cafe in itself is bright, clean and friendly. The reason for the review and two stars is a poor bacon sandwich. The bread was hard and stale, and the bacon was stiff, not much of it either. For £3.20, you could do a lot better. Try the Art Cafe instead.

Thank Leo T
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had two fish and chip lunches costing £7.80 each...which comprised of a large plate of chips and what can only be described as a piece of fish no bigger than a fish finger. We did not think this was value for money..£7.80 is quite a lot of money for a tiny piece of fish which was covered... More 

Thank blue65
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I came to Mersea Island with my husband to relive memories I had of as a child many many years ago. After walking out of a café on the Island, which shall be nameless, we drove round and found this beauty. Lovely friendly staff who immediately caught my eye when I stood at the counter and waited to order, and... More 

Thank stella s
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We live on Mersea and regularly have the full English breakfast on Sunday mornings. Having eaten breakfasts in many places Seaview Cafe is bar far the best quality and best value we have found anywhere. The quality of the meats are excellent and cooked healthily not greasy fried.

Thank Linda V
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our breakfast. I am pleased that you enjoy our food and appreciate what we have worked hard to achieve. Your comments make that all worthwhile. Thank you Melanie, Jason and the team More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited West Mersea for the day with our dog too. Managed to get a seat outside. Went in to order food. Very friendly staff and although a small cafe, a good variety of food. We had cod and chips and one person had a panini, salad and coleslaw. Was told as they were busy there could be a 20 minute... More 

Thank Jilly38
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your visit and your food and took the time to leave us such a kind review. We aim to provide good quality good value food served with a smile to endure all customers enjoy their visit and I am pleased to hear that we achieved this even on a busy day.... More 

Aberystwyth, Wales
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My friends and I gathered here in the hope of a taste of seaside food. And it was awful. I paid £4.50 for a fish finger sandwich and I was served something which was remarkable in that it had no taste whatsoever... nothing. There was a texture of overcooked breadcrumb in my mouth and I opened up the sandwich to... More 

1 Thank LizzyJohn
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

I am very disappointed to read your review and wish that you had brought this to our attention at the time. We aim to use good quality products at good prices and having used the same supplier for 7 years for our fish fingers were not aware that they were not white inside as they always have been before. I... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I came in with my husband and daughter a while ago we had a lovely breakfast and were served by very friendly staff we will be coming again

Thank Jessie W
Melanie K, Owner at Seaview Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the food. We look forward to welcome you back in the future and I will pass on your comments regarding the friendly staff to our team. Thank you Melanie and Jason More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island Seaview Avenue | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 386916
A seaside Cafe opposite the beach where you can enjoy the simple delights of Mersea Island. Our menu includes breakfast using locally sourced products and a full lunch menu and cakes and cream teas.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?