Book A Table

To reserve a table for friends on a special occasion, please call 01255 556670 or
a deposit maybe required depending on the number of eating guests.

We Are Open

7 Days A Week!

If you enjoy really great food and drinks served in a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous
 freshly ground coffee then the 'rainbow cafe' is just the place for you.

The rainbow cafe is nestled just a 'scones' throw from the beach on the Dovercourt Bay
it enjoys a outdoor seating area for those lazy summer lunches,
or whilst walking on a winter's day warm up with hot drinks and homemade cakes.

We are open 8.30am–5pm daily,  see our fantastic breakfast and lunch menu
with a daily updated specials board. We also offer afternoon tea of
homemade cakes, sandwiches, scones and cream teas or a glass of Prosecco!



Call Karen or Ally on 01255 556670 or email

We have gluten free options on the menu, why not come in and try. We also offer a takeaway service for food & drink to go. Please call 01255 556670 between
9am to 4pm, 7 days a week rain or shine!

Gluten Free

We are available for small private functions, we seat 30 guests plus standing room, we also have a drinks license,
please call 01255 556670 or email

Venue For Hire

12 Wick Lane, Dovercourt,
Harwich, Essex CO12 3TA


Telephone: 01255 556670.

opening hours


8.30am to 5.00pm


Cover Coastline

Who would imagined have it, Dovercourt Bay is the birthplace of Britain or at least the Essex coastline is, as the front cover of 'Essex Life' magazine proves. And to show what a beautiful and historical coastline we have, they chose to place the much loved view of the 'Lighthouse at Dovercourt Bay' on the front cover rather than much more vaunted Essex seaside towns, we are a true hidden gem.

Why not come and visit us at Rainbow Cafe and see for yourself this wonderful view, we are a short stroll from this great cover image. Hope to see you soon!