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Chives Cafe

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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CUISINES
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and good choice on the menu at a reasonable price. I was offered vegan cheese on my meal and a choice of all alternative milks.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized portions, fairly good quality I gradients cooked well, staff went above and beyond in terms of service especially the older gentleman and the lady with red hair.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

Had high hopes after the reviews but sadly it didn’t live up to them. Tables were sticky, coffee and tea were far too weak. We all had breakfasts and consisted of the following: Burnt toast The cheapest sausages I’ve ever tasted. Bacon with more fat...than meat The eggs were either burnt or over cooked and the fat cooked in tasted off. Such a shame as the crockery deserved so much better than the food that was delivered onto them. Can’t understand why cafes use the cheapest ingredients, sauce sachets etc.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

Called in for lunch today, varied menu, first class service, food great, reasonable prices, friendly staff-enough said!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating for the 8 of us! Have had a variety of breakfasts and lunches, all of which have been enjoyed. The pasties deserve a mention as do their curries and paninis - would recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a tea and slice of cake. Very friendly and good value and a simple but tasty menu. Just the ticket - well worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at Chives Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2021

Thank you for calling into chives , your comments are very much appreciated and will be passed on to all the staff

Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Sam's coronation chicken can't be eaten anywhere else, we love all the different pasties, (even fusspot Samuel), working our way through all the healthy smoothies, love coco loco and big 5, the ploughman's was tasty and interesting, the new purbeck ice cream is rich and...creamy, it was delicious with apple pie 🤷‍♀️....thank you for feeding us this weekend! Thank you for all Your lovely hospitality you are the best & our favourite little cafe ever. Nigel, Sam, Amanda and the crew - thank you! Dawn, Elijah and Samuel xMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

We got a takeaway Cornish pasty and sausage roll and ate it overlooking the harbour. Washed down with a cuppa we really enjoyed the food. Obviously a popular cafe as it was full inside!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2021

I had lunch here and the veggie pannini I had was delicious. Nicely presented, good portions and well cooked. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

Clean and comfortable, lovely food - highly recommended if you are in the area. (And definitely check out the breakfasts too!)

Date of visit: May 2021
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Nigel M, Owner at Chives Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2021

Thank you for your kind words . Hope you get time to visit again if you are ever in the area

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Around 3pm is the latest you can order food.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chives Cafe

Yes, Chives Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Chives Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chives Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3