Cafe Onboard

Anyone can call this the boat cafe. Get on board while sipping the coffee of your choice and enjoying a good meal at any time of the day.

Cafe Onboard

Café Onboard, situated in Bank End Car Park in the stunning harbour town of Bideford, offers visitors a unique dining experience

With stunning views of the historic river Torridge, the café offers delicious freshly-prepared food and drinks for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea

Visitors can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, good service and friendly staff

The menu includes hot & cold drinks, homemade cakes and scones, hot snacks and award-winning confectionery

There is a wide variety of dishes and light bites to choose from, including locally-caught seafood specials

For those who want to take in the views while they eat, Café Onboard offers an outdoor terrace with seating for up to 20 people

A great spot to enjoy an informal snack or lavish meal with friends and family, Café Onboard is the perfect place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery that Bideford has to offer


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Below are the latest reviews of CAFE ONBOARD.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 07403 194194
Address: Riverbank Car Park, Bideford EX39 2QQ, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 1
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

Andrew Cartwright avatarAndrew Cartwright
6 months ago
We popped aboard for a quick drink – a quirky place with some old amusement arcade machines (not all on / working?) Kept the kids amused either way.We sat up top and admired the view, which is nice if the weather is on your side (some of it is covered).
Jacky King avatarJacky King
a month ago
Fab retro, quirky & vintage cafe ….nothing pretensions good basic grub nice coffee all at a low price. Wonderfully warm with outside decks for the summer ….lovely owner ….we love it !!!
Chris Horn avatarChris Horn
3 weeks ago
Best cafe in Bideford. We visit this place every weekend in the summer and try and get there as othen as we can in the winter. Best cappuccino and hotdogs 🌭 in town. Along with the fantastic views of the river and hillside beyond. A must visit when I town. Not open everyday, so check opening times. I think it is open every weekend.
Paul Walmsley avatarPaul Walmsley
3 months ago
Nice food,lovely interior,great hosts,(Bob and Annette)very good prices.
Allan Benson avatarAllan Benson
a month ago
This was a long overdue visit to this very nautical cafe in a boat moored alongside the car park and quay. A very pleasant surprise, great atmosphere and very good coffee!
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