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Pende Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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19 Market Place, Arbroath DD11 1HR, Scotland
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best cafes in town. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Had a lovely lunch there last week good food at reasonable prices. Always seems to be busy and is popular with people who like to take away.

1 Thank diane m
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My friends and I often pop through to Arbroath for a bite of lunch in The Pende are Cafe. The staff are very friendly and the food is tasty. Would highly recommend this place.

1 Thank 933Jules
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Just been for lunch with my husband and a friend absolutely lovely and very very reasonably priced if you are a senior citizen they have a menu 1 course 5 45 or 2 course 6 45 excellent value and great service.

1 Thank Irene B
Arbroath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If ever myself and the better half are planning a late breakfast or have an excuse for going into town, it's always the Pende we go to. We have tried other places but the Pende is a consistent, reliable breakfast.

2 Thank Steven T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Another visit to The Pende today for lunch, this time with my sister. This is a little place with a big heart, ever busy staff with ever ready smiles, a varied menu with food to die for! If you haven't been yet - go! If you have been - get back and spoil yourself once more! Enjoy!

1 Thank Bill G
Port Orchard, Washington
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

8ve the few visits to Scotland I have visited this restaurant several times. Evrytime, without fail, the food, service and price is amazing. Great food and the service is excellent.

1 Thank Sandra F
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've walked past this cafe for years, never even though of going in. Went for breakfast with a friend who suggested we went here. Was very surprised! It's a lot bigger than I'd expected, very clean, with very friendly staff. Quick service too! Chose to have the full breakfast minus some items. Unlike other places the Pende allows you to... More 

2 Thank Iain S
Dundee, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Dropped in for breakfast with my wife and youngest daughter, the service was efficient, fast and the young girl was very clear about the days specials etc. the breakfast was very tasty and the coffee was hot. The restaurant was clean, service fast and tasty food, they have a children's menu but the young lady made you feel if you... More 

1 Thank Ovenstone
Dundee, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I wrote a review some weeks ago, but somehow it vanished. On that occasion my usual eaterie was closed so I popped in here, but with my memory being somewhat woolly, I am unable to provide a more detailed report. However, I do remember the Arbroath fish supper was extremely tasty and filling, with the two young lasses providing impeccable... More 

1 Thank Jimmy S
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Really liked this place on our first visit but this time not as much, chili was a bit bland, steak pie wasn't great but my daughter enjoyed her macaroni. Next time I think we'll stick to the paninis.

Thank rolypolyfatjaws

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Market Place, Arbroath DD11 1HR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Arbroath
Listed in various places. http://www.angusahead.com/AngusListings/EatingDrinkingEntertainment/PendeCafe3329_O.asp

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