Mersea Barns - Shop & Café

Our Café

Welcome to the café at Mersea Barns.

We are not taking table bookings.

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Opening Times

Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Breakfast 9.00am – 11.30am (12 on Sundays)

Lunch 12.00 – 3.00pm

Cakes, snacks and drinks served all day

Take away

Hot & cold drinks, snacks, sausage rolls, scones and pastries are available from our shop.

Take away items MUST NOT be consumed within our café, shop or café garden areas.

If you would like to stay, you are welcome to eat them as a picnic in the large play field behind our garden area.

Eating in

If you’d like to eat in our café you will be allocated a table by one of our team.   Our team members will explain the ordering process and are happy to help you with anything you need.

At the request of the Government, one person from each household needs to register their name and contact details to allow contact tracing. Guest details will only be shared with contract tracing teams if necessary.  They are kept securely for 21 days after which they will be destroyed.

Our tables will be fully sanitised after guests leave and before next the guests arrive.


Served every day between 9am – 11:30 am (12 on Sundays) –  See Menu


Served 12 – 3pm

Monday – Thursday – See Menu

Friday – Sunday – See Menu

Sunday – See Menu

Vegan & Vegetarian Options

We have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available.  Our chefs are happy to adapt dishes where possible.  If you have any questions please let us know.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are more than welcome in our outside seating areas for those of you who have been visiting Cudmore Grove or other areas of our beautiful island.  At present we are not able to have them at our inside our tables.

We have a large play field where you are welcome to walk your dogs (on leads please).

Cycle Friendly

We have plenty of bicycle racks for those on two wheels.  There is a bicycle hanging rail in the garden area near the outside tables.  We also have a selection of handy items in our shop.  Our large outdoor space is great to relax in: great for groups, large or small.


Our menus change regularly to take advantage of the fabulous fresh and seasonal products available to us, but the links below will give you an idea of what we offer.  We often have daily specials to tempt you as well.

Little People
Tea, Coffee & Cake
Sunday Lunch

Service with a smile