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The Salix Beach Cafe

| Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
+44 7772 056204
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
“small hope” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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| Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easily the best cafe we have been to on the island, great breakfast and price. Service 2nd to none, other cafe owners should go there and watch how it should be done.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you follow the beach road from Shanklin towards Sandown you will eventually come to this 'oasis' on the beach. We took a stroll on a warm Sunday morning that way having never been onto this part of Shanklin beach on all our previous visits....More

Thank the_wagsta
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Freshly cooked, good portion size , great service . Perfect position on the beach. Will definitely go again.

Thank Sarahj611004
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Twice visited for a drink and snack late afternoon and once for breakfast. Service was friendly and relaxed. My daughter has a severe allergy and they even called the baker to check ingredients for her. Cooked breakfast was very good.

Thank fiona b
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We booked the cafe for a private evening function. The table was beautifully laid out and decorated (not requested but kindly taken care of), nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff who accommodated us fantastically. The food was stunning, plenty too eat, good...More

Thank lvw79
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Asked if they did GF and I was told any sandwich on the menu and then the lady mentioned full English. Because I couldn't have the sausage or hash brown I was given a full plate of double if not triple everything else. Really bent...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You couldn't really do much better! The staff are plentiful and extremely polite, very accommodating. The breakfasts are phenomenal, with the majority of the produce coming from the island (not sure if it all is!). Some of the food is even home made (hash browns)....More

Thank WightReviewer
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The kids wanted a paddle on a nice quiet beach so cycled over to Shanklin. The live music drew us in, and the warm water of the sea was inviting. Had an ice cream, listened to the music and had a very enjoyable summers day!...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We came across this little cafe whilst enjoying a walkf alon the sea front to Sandown, it looked very inviting to sit and have a coffee and a bit of a break from our walk. Lovely coffee and it was nice to sit outside and...More

Thank Menscryfa
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Spent a nice week here in June. Obliging staff and a good shade on a friendly family beach - but it gets busy!

Thank Tim M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Small Hope Beach, Shanklin PO37 6BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 7772 056204
The Salix Cafe is situated right on the beach at the end of a row of picturesque beach huts with spectacular views of Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs, awarded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sit and watch the ships go by with spectacular views from inside, through the large bright patio doors & warmed by the cosy wood burner or outside on several large sun decked areas with fleecy blankets available. This is the perfect place to relax & watch the children making sandcastle or stop for a well deserved drink after your scenic walk around The Bay. You can even check-in on your internet friends with the free WiFi connection while having a glass of delicious wine from the wine list or supping a local ale. The Salix Cafe is pleased to offer: • Delicious simple freshly cooked food • Top quality local Island Roasted Coffee and Carisbrooke Tea (all available to take away) Soya & Skinny milk if preferred. • Marshfields clotted cream ice cream • Licensed premises • Disabled access and WC with baby changing facilities • Dogs welcome, free doggy treat.
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