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The Strand Cafe

15 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PS, England
+44 1626 865984
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (27 reviews)
“granary toast” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch (a tuna mayo baguette) while visiting Dawlish. Although it was a cold day (or perhaps because of it) the cafe was busy, but there was no problem finding a table. The staff were very friendly and my order arrived...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a friendly cafe offering good value tasty breakfasts and lunches. We visit most weeks. There is a pleasant outside seating area and cosy interior

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit & with 8 friends. We all had the full breakfast, which was very good & reasonable priced. Even with 10 of us ordering at the same time the food came in reasonable time. Would come here again.

Thank VegasJ29
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Omg the staff and the owners are lovely people friendly and welcoming. The food is great and the home made cakes wow. We will be back... thankyou

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

After a stroll round Dawlish we called in for a coffee, the cakes looked so good we had to have one each,(well you do don't you?!) They were good too. The staff are friendly and helpfull and they serve the best coffee, not bitter, beautifully...More

Thank Nola B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited a few days ago and had a small all day breakfast (£3.95 ?). Well cooked, enjoyable, good value. Strand Cafe pleasant enough with outside seats (weather permitting). As a local, will go back from time to time. 3* not 4* but good fare for...More

Thank 123greenmail
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The owner and his family were so hospitable to my friend and I when we dropped in after a walk with our dogs. Can't recall now what we ate but it was yummy, the cafe was warm (it was a very cold day), nice atmosphere...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Called in for lunch at 1.00pm Saturday. Very busy which says a lot about the value and quality of the food. We sat on one of the outside tables which had just been vacated, and before you could say jack robinson, a member of staff...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Once again stopped for breakfast, sensibly priced, good quality ingredients, friendly staff, hot food, value for money with a clean cafe and fast service.

Thank ChrisS459
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It was a nice pleasant place and it was good food and it was along time ago. We might visit there as well

Thank Katrina D
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Questions & Answers
Debbie H
20 March 2018|
Response from Thestrandcafedawlish | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, Yes we are dog friendly inside and outside. We open everyday 7 days a week at 08.00. Regards John
17 August 2017|
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Response from Thestrandcafedawlish | Property representative |
Hi, we stock GF bread and many of our menu items are also GF free. Our menu is posted on our Facebook page. Regards
4 September 2016|
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Response from Thestrandcafedawlish | Property representative |
Yes, however we do not stock non dairy specific items but please let us know when you are in and we will be happy to go through the menu as many of our items will be suitable! Regards John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 865984
  • E-mail
A family run Cafe in the heart of Dawlish. We offer a great selection of Breakfast items as well as sandwiches, paninis or lighter lunches. If you are looking for something totally homemade come in our try our afternoon treats including scones, cakes and biscuits. We also offer alcoholic beverages as well as a fantastic smoothie and milk shake range. We have the best outside seating area in Dawlish where smoking is permitted. On our cooler days, dogs are most welcome inside.
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