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Sails Cafe

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1 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, England
+44 1983 289758
08:00 - 17:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely warm welcome, a wide selection of teas and a very generous serving for afternoon tea of a splendid apple and berry crumble with ice cream. Nice decor. The day's newspapers to enjoy. I couldn't help but notice the person I presume to be the chef and be owner leafing through her collection of cookbooks. This augurs well for... More 

Thank Glenn S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have eaten here on several occasions and each time the food has been of a consistently high standard. The home made soups and cakes are wonderful and the owners always make me and my dog feel really welcome. A great place, would definitely recommend it!

Thank G W
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast place, warm staff and great food! A must go place for an english breakfast. Staff please improve the condition of your high chairs as they were not in the greatest condition.

Thank Gulsum Z
Dudley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stopped off at this lovely little place for a quick lunch, they cater for coeliacs so I wasn't worried about what I chose. Pleasant staff and reasonably priced.

1 Thank sssju
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Very cold day. Freezing fog, saw a bright warm cafe Fantastic breakfast. Very friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Give it a try !

1 Thank David T
Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Sails is excellent for traditional British cafe food. The staff are very friendly and the food always hot and cooked well. Its not gourmet but proper honest food. Sails doesn't try to be something it isn't. I come in nearly everyday now and always feel very satisfied. Good prices to.

Thank Jazaphar S
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I visited her with my husband and our friends. It's a cosy little cafe with plenty of homemade options. We had a choice of 4 homemade soups. I chose the spicy Mexican bean soup (spicy indeed and very tasty), and my husband chose the butternut squash soup (also very tasty). The soup comes with a generous sized roll. We then... More 

2 Thank gigs
Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having removed ourselves from one eating place we found this cafe and thank goodness we did. Quite the opposite from the "restaurant" we tried, this small friendly place was just what we needed. A good wholesome lunch at reasonable prices and more than enough on your plate to satisfy. Thank you Sails you hit the nail on the head all... More 

1 Thank Annie P
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Needed a break stopped here. The welcome was very good. Home made food on offer there were four of us we all chose different things and it was all delicious. The owner went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our meals. Prices were reasonable and would definitely recommend this place.

1 Thank Main57
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

As I noticed this cafe was packed out I assumed it was good. Only when I went in did I notice the Trip Advisor recommendation on the window. I had a cheese and bacon sandwich and an Americano. The bacon was very good and the grated cheese was tasty, though it wasn't melted...the sandwich was called a bacon and melt..should... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 289758

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