Welcome to our Seaside Café

Popular with tourists and locals alike, the Original Picnic Box provides a warm welcome to all who happen upon the seaside town of Shanklin. Its ideal spot on the seafront means visitors can take full advantage of the fabulous views of the English Channel.

The perfect place to take time out from a busy day of sun and sand, this family-run café is within a few yards of the local beaches and attractions. Allow yourself to enjoy its relaxing atmosphere and the comfortable, clean and modern design. Outside terrace seating makes those hot summer days a pleasure and ample parking allows for a stress-free visit.

Cappuccinos to Cream Teas, Breakfasts to Baguettes

So with wind breaks packed away and bucket and spade under arm, make your way inside this classic seafront eatery. The menu caters for everyone and every meal of the day, providing fresh and tasty food that is always cooked to order. Eat in or take away, it's up to you - both options are reasonably priced and well presented. Every dish on the menu is carefully prepared with maximum flavour in mind. Their chicken, pepper and mozzarella panini was my favourite, thanks to its fresh Mediterranean ingredients.

Many meals are served with a healthy side salad and some include delicious baked garlic bread. If you're heading out for the day, the picnic and salad boxes provide an affordable and easy way to eat on the move while taking in the fabulous views that the Island has to offer. You see, at the Original Picnic Box the focus is firmly on making things as easy as possible for you, leaving you to enjoy all of the attractions that the local area has to offer.

The great range of food and drink, mixed with the friendly service, excellent location and affordability, makes the Original Picnic Box a pleasure to visit throughout the year, come rain or shine.