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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
01803 200 710
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
lovely tea shop

Had a very lovely tea and cakes here on a damp Tuesday afternoon. The cakes were lovely and moist and delicious and the choice of proper leaf teas was perfect. Very pleasant indeed. I thoroughly recommend for the most tasty afternoon teas. They do a very good lunch as well which on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
sall-jane
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Lyme Regis
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lyme Regis
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a very lovely tea and cakes here on a damp Tuesday afternoon. The cakes were lovely and moist and delicious and the choice of proper leaf teas was perfect. Very pleasant indeed. I thoroughly recommend for the most tasty afternoon teas. They do a very good lunch as well which on the menu looked really exciting to eat.

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food is really great and fresh. They even had some gluten free cakes which were amazing. The service was welcoming. It was a really relaxing place to have a spot of lunch. Well worth a visit!

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Brixham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went to Serendipity to meet a friend. Was really looking forward to it as went when it first opened and the cakes were lovely but thought we would try a snack today and had a tuna and may sandwich and chunky chips. So disappointed. The sandwich was tasteless and the chips were not chunky and the fat used to cook... More 

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Went in today for a tea and cake, the black forest gateaux is amazing! The man behind to counter was very friendly and happy to chat to me and a friend. Deffo will be going back!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Despite the previous negative reviews we've eaten here many times in the past and always had good food and service. The cakes and patisseries are great with a coffee. the lunch menu is good too - ham egg and chips is relatively small but the quality was very good but in contrast the French platter was enormous (and loads of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My mum and dad wanted a cream scone and I was expecting nothing...but too my surprise they had 3 gluten free cakes. I had a chocolate fudge brownie it was soo nice!! worth a look :)

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Torquay
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a quick stop here for a coffee and a cake. What a total delight. The café was pristine and the quality of the cakes looked amazing and reasonably priced. We settled on a chocolate brownie to eat there but I couldn't resist to take home three fresh fruit tarts. The chocolate brownie was absolutely delicious as was the coffee.... More 

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West Midlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Cute little cafe, gorgeous cakes, nice coffee. But miserable unwelcoming staff, who I fear were the owners. Hence I would not visit there again. How disappointing.

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Sheffield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sat down at three thirty and glanced through the menu, whilst watched by the owner. Cafe had one person in it and one at the counter. After looking through the whole menu was then told by the owner that the kitchens were closed! Great service! Well done!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited over the bank holiday weekend for breakfast Our order was messed up and there was no apology. In fact, very poor customer relations. Such a shame as when the food did come, it was delicious and good value for money. However we were not made to feel welcome and almost seemed an inconvenience

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 200 710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?