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Penny Black

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37 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
07980991685
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely hidden breakfast spot

During my week in Lyme Regis, I ate here every morning. The women are so lovely and attentive. They had delicious gluten free and dairy free options. It was such a welcome surprise in such a hidden away spot. It's a must stop when you need a pick-me-up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Kigali, Rwanda
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

During my week in Lyme Regis, I ate here every morning. The women are so lovely and attentive. They had delicious gluten free and dairy free options. It was such a welcome surprise in such a hidden away spot. It's a must stop when you need a pick-me-up.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Cauliflower and cheese soup of the very highest standard. Wonderful and warming. The spinich frittata and salad was everything one could have expected. Excellent coffee. A Small family run place that deserves to be visited. But for me, the crowning glory, it's dog friendly.

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Thank Edwin T
Burnham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Second visit to this family run cafe, Very good food and service on both occasions. Will certainly visit again.

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North Tawton
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Stopped for coffee and toast - gluten free. The toast was lovely, plenty of butter and jam provided and the coffee came with a slice of gluten free caramel shortbread for me and a biscuit for my husband who is not gluten free. The coffee was good and the staff were friendly and very caring towards their more elderly customers... More 

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Thank Rowena F
Gloucestershire
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Cracking coffee shop. High quality cakes, Rock Roads and freshly baked scones. My wife had a truly authentic banana milkshake. My latte was piping hot, which is rare to find. Lunch menu looked good too. Friendly and calm service. A very nice spot.

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Sorrento, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

After managing to get up the hill in Lyme Regis we stopped for afternoon tea and sat in the very sunny patio. Excellent service, good tea, good toasted tea cakes and incredibly good value.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Lovely cafe offering home made cakes, great meals and bacon sandwiches to die for! Great staff and a tucked away location. ?Dogs welcome and there is a lovely courtyard garden

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Found this places hidden at the back of Post office in Lyme Regis. Great little place, really good coffee and the lemon drizzle cake was really good.Nice and clean lots of interesting thing to see in this cafe

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brum in paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Found this place by accident whilst searching for a decent cuppa. It's located in the old post office, in what appears to be a bric a brac outlet. Charming and clean in appearance, great choice of cakes cheerfully served on vintage crockery. Plan to return and sample the delicious looking lunch menu.

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Thank shazlou
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This little bistro, is often my first port of call, when reaching Lyme. Still eclectic in style, their welcome never changes. The food is wonderful, a toastie sandwich is not only a toastie, the salad and tortilla chips that accompany the sandwich, complete the picture. However, my friend would like to suggest you try the walnut and coffee cake, one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: 07980991685

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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