Mersea Barns - Shop & Café

Our Café

Welcome to the café at Mersea Barns.

Our café is currently closed to visitors but we are selling products online for collection at our Kiosk.

If there is something that you are interested in please call 01206 384198 to have a chat about what’s available. 

Serving a range of meal options for everyone from the weary walker to the ladies who lunch, our café-restaurant is the perfect choice for a recovery pit stop or just a quick catch up over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

We serve Breakfast from 8.00am – 11.30am, Lunch from 12.00pm – 3pm and hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks until 5.30pm (4pm winter opening times).

We’re proud to use only the freshest ingredients in all of our food and source as much as possible from local suppliers. Our Chef carefully bakes our hams overnight and hollandaise sauce is made freshly every day. We even make our own hash browns! All of our meat is sourced from local butchers.

Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-free options

We have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options on all of our menus and 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 deck seating area for those of you who have been visiting Cudmore Grove or other areas of our beautiful island.   We also 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 also have daily specials to tempt you.

Little People
Afternoon Tea
Sunday Lunch

Service with a smile