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Sandside Cafe

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East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, England
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is simple (so 3 rating) but the location! Sandsend is so picturesque and this place really shows it all. What a place to sit and relax over a sandwich, cake, coffee, tea or ice cream.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All home made food delicious coffee overlooking the beach with outside seating protected from the wind with glass screens

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west yorks
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in here whilst on our walk back from Whitby , needed refreshments and a break from the cold wind!! Was busy when we called in but didn't slow down the service at all. Good coffee and hot chocolate and beautiful cakes, nice to sit and look out to sea whilst having your brew....

Thank nickyholmfirth
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely cup of tea and a sausage roll on the terrace taking in the view. The new area is reasonably sheltered from the wind and has great views across the bay What more could you really ask for? Only down side to the cafe is it only has one toilet, so don't leave it too late as there... More 

Thank Phil E
Wilsden, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked along the beach from Whitby on a very windy but sunny day it was lovely to rest and have a break on the terrace here. The terrace has a glass windbreak so you can shelter from the wind but still take in the glorious sea views! The prices are very reasonable and the choice of menu is extensive,... More 

Thank Pollybilly57
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by after walking across the beach from Whitby. Wanted to get a cuppa and cake and a break from the wind. It was lovely and warm inside, and could see there was an outside area with glass panels overlooking the beach. However, we had our dog with us so had to sit on the pavement out the front of... More 

Thank beccahulk
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little cafe on the edge of the beach. Gets very busy but the staff manage this well. Good selection of quality sandwiches , toasties and homemade cakes etc. Dogs are allowed in the outside seating area which is undercover and surrounded by glass so very sheltered even on windy days.

Thank ScottishBird79
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little cafe is buzzing with life, it's a great place to enjoy the fine cakes and snacks they have on offer. The recent improvements to the outside protect you from the wind. The full English Breakfast was lovely, its Breakfast with a view. They also make a lovely Hot Chocolate I will keep returning again and again.

Thank Tony F
London, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the beachside, spacious welcoming spot. Homemade dessert was excellent. Open sandwich with dollops of crab/salmon/prawns was fine, but expensive for what it was.

Thank zchug
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on seafront, currently being extended as very popular. We squeezed in on a windy day in March! Lunch was very enjoyable, seafood as you would expect in the main.

Thank rosek963

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby  >  Sandsend
  • Phone Number: 01947-89-39-16

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