My First Visit To Coastal Bite
Posted on 16th March 2017
I recently met up with my family for a brunch on the seafront and, at my brothers suggestion we met at Coastal Bite, one of the little cafes along the stretch known as The Arches on Southend seafront.
I love it down there and often go for a walk with the dog. I especially love it in winter when there are not too many people about. On the day we visited it was dark and drizzly but that did not put a dampner on the day.
Parking is easy as there are plenty of bays nearby although there is the expected charge or
you may be lucky enough to park in the five or six bays that run along the pavement directly outside.
As with all these cafes it is a little ‘cosy’ re space but that aside the inside has been decorated in a relaxed modern style very reminiscent of places I have been in Cornwall. There are tables outside too. It was spotlessly clean and you could see that the owners have a real pride in this place. Amy, the owner, runs it along with her husband who is in charge of the kitchen.
The breakfast menu is not huge but what there is is beautifully cooked and presented really nicely and they are happy to adapt things for you.
One of their most popular dishes is Bubble and Squeak. I have come to love this as part of a brunch and this one did not disappoint. It was the perfect mix of potato to carrot to green veg and had a great flavour. Just as important it had a good texture and was piping hot. I have had many bubble and squeaks in my time and this was definitely up there with the best. You can even get it in pots to go!!!!!
We have so many different food outlets to choose from these days and quite rightly we expect higher and higher standards and more and more choice.Visiting Coastal Bite is the perfect excuse to take a couple of hours out of your busy day, get some fresh air and make the most of the seafront at the same time. You need to know that there is no toilet. I think I am right in that I do not think any of these cafes have toilet facilities but there is a large public loo a short walk away and there are disabled toilets too.
Coastal Bite is licensed which is good to know as I hope to go back and check their lunches out soon. I know they specialise in fish dishes so a nice glass of chilled white wine would go really well with that.
It is not often that I get the opportunity to met up with my parents, my brother and my sister in law without any of our kids, albeit that they are all fairly grown up now, so this was the perfect place to meet for a lovely brunch and Amy herself was really accommodating making time to take photos of us as a group and chatting with us about the cafe.
They are located at
15 Palmeira Parade,
Westcliff On Sea
Essex SS0 7RR
I need to say that I have no business or professional connection with Coastal Bite and received no payment for this review, in fact they didn’t know I was writing one.
I am simply a foodie who likes writing or is that a writer who likes food!!!! or maybe I am both after all we ladies can multi task can’t we!?!?
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