Matthew Norman’s review of Cafe Shore at Sandbanks in the Guardian magazine was very critical.Â
The coast path passes the door of Cafe Shore although few walkers stop for lunch. Matthew Norman paid Â£94.25 for two people.
Last month I dropped into a cafe a mile further on. Just before the coast path reaches the start of the long promenade below Poole Head there is Jazzy’s on the left. It’s almost at the end of Shore Road.
The soup (Â£4.95) was generous and came with a good chunk of ciabatta and butter. On its own it was warm and filling enough to fuel us up for the clifftop walk into Bournemouth.
There is no great view from the windows but the atmosphere is like an informal South of France cafe and there is even a log fire with settees.
You need to get to know how it works. Take a menu from the basket and find a table. Then queue up at the counter by the door to give your order which will be brought to your table usually quite quickly. They serve a good tuna mayonnaise baked potato with salad (Â£7.50) as well as coffee and hot chocolate.
Jazzy’s, 28 Shore Road, BH13 7PJ is open 10am-4pm daily in winter.
See page 23.