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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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

Jacky King avatarJacky King
4 months 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 !!!
Andrew Cartwright avatarAndrew Cartwright
9 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).
Michelle Stacey avatarMichelle Stacey
a month ago
Lovely quirky cafe on a boat. Good was served quickly and was delicious. Staff were friendly and the prices amazing
Chris Horn avatarChris Horn
3 months 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.
Harvey Room avatarHarvey Room
4 years ago
A very unique cafe. Cross the gang plank to board the barge. Inside is seating and tables. Order drinks and food from the counter. Very extensive food menu available. Premises are licenced to sell alcoholic drinks. More seating and tables on the main deck of the barge. This gives you great views of the surrounding area including from the old bridge to the new bridge and beyond. Paid Parking is available in the main bank end car park. There are toilets inside. The cafe sometimes opens in the evenings for special events. Great place to visit.
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