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Mermaid Street Cafe

#3 of 5 Dessert in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
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The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 222128
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived early afternoon and found comfy bench seat by a window. Ordered sandwiches and coffee , and the sandwiches ( Italian cheese and basil ) were freshly made. Coffee was very good . Service was efficient and did not have to wait long for food . Inside is a bit crowded with little space between chairs and tables, and had... More 

Thank Norma P
Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and neat. Good seating. Plenty of locals tucking into full English breakfast. Friendly and relaxed.

1 Thank debelt
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cafe this morning as my husbands favourite breakfast is Kippers. I pre ordered this and I had the full english the food was superb and the service excellent. The 2 young girls that work there should be highly praised for their cheery greeting and attention to detail

1 Thank jerrom3
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely little cafe, which turned out to be bigger inside than we thought! But we nabbed a table on the pavement and enjoyed a great crab sandwich in the sunshine. Service was prompt and friendly, the facilities were good and clean. It was reasonably priced and a great spot. They also do some great Movenpick ice-cream to take away in... More 

1 Thank the_hearty_eater
Ashford, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I really can't understand those few bad reviews. We popped in, on a Saturday, the place was full, and little left on the menu. Clearly a popular place. However the lovely lady told us what was available so we chose to have a Brie and cranberry sandwich. It was delicious, great thick slices of cheese, masses of salad and a... More 

1 Thank shamwo
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

love the quirky set up and decor, delightful and friendly service, and scrumptious home made little specialities that set it apart from the competition...

1 Thank Catherine L
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this cafe by chance this weekend which proved quite the happy accident! We enjoyed some of the locally made cakes and some really excellent coffee. The music was lovely and the staff were cheery, quick and attentive.

1 Thank hollandg89
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped into this little gem for lunch and discovered how it feels to be truly looked after! -The staff were very helpful and efficient. -The food was home cooked, fresh and delightful.(loved the soup!) -The coffee was top quality and hit the spot. This cafe is in a great spot to sit and watch at the world go by... More 

2 Thank Wazhere1
Rye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had to wait ages, being ignored by staff. Whilst waiting to be served at the counter, other customers were coming in to complain about the poor service as well. Finally I was served but by a member of staff who obviously had no clue what she was doing. The whole experience was a let down right from the start, which... More 

1 Thank addz1980
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The woman behind the counter ignored me for 5 minutes then barely grunted 'no' at me when I asked if they were still serving sandwiches at 2.45. So walked out and found a lovely place opposite for late lunch.

1 Thank PhilAdelphia16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Cafe, British, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222128
The Mermaid Street Cafe is nestled beneath the Old Borough Arms at the foot of Mermaid Street and the building dates back to 1720.
Now a cafe with a contemporary feel serving delicious home-made breakfasts, soups, sandwiches and salads, and famous for our amazing scotch eggs. We offer inside and outside seating as well as take-away and have some great cakes and Ice cream too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?