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37 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still the best place for a tea break in Lyme Regis.

We first visited Penny Black's, located at the rear of the Post Office, in Lyme Regis back in April 2013 (see my original review dated 8th April 2013) and have been back several times since. It is still in our opinion the best place in Lyme Regis to relax with a tea or coffee and a slab of cake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We first visited Penny Black's, located at the rear of the Post Office, in Lyme Regis back in April 2013 (see my original review dated 8th April 2013) and have been back several times since. It is still in our opinion the best place in Lyme Regis to relax with a tea or coffee and a slab of cake as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great find, as others have said. Cute and a bit retro but not in a 'trying too hard to be cool' way. Had lovely lunch of frittata (one spinach, one salmon and prawn) from specials board and jacket from regular menu. Simple, good food. Iced coffee with ice cream was delicious. Kids thrilled to find ice cream sodas on... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wonderful tea shop in a tranquil courtyard away from the hurly-burly of Broad Street. A very reasonably priced cuppa served in vintage china - and friendly service. Worth seeking out.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Penny Black is a small hidden café with an excellent selection of treats. The milkshakes are yummy and the slices of cake are huge! It is also great value for money.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Penny Black is a lovely small cafe with a vintage twist, on the main street of Lyme Regis. The staff are welcoming and helpful, and dogs are welcome. We ended up returning for breakfast for a few days during our week-long stay in the town and we loved it!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is hidden away behind the Post Office. Gives an excellent selection of teas, pastries etc. and huge slices of cakes!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely family run business. Food excellent. Loved by the locals. Offer fantastic takeaway service which is used often by myself and work colleagues.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really pretty café with jolly colours. Lovely coffee and hot chocolate with cream. Cakes look good will return to try them soon. Overall nice spot friendly service .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Served by a lovely young lady who lifted your spirits.. we sat and had a delightful early morning tea and snack. The loo was clean and spacious and somehow combining a cafe tea room with and curio shop and post office works well. You could have a morning there with having to leave the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We ate here three times during our week in Lyme Regis. Their scrambled eggs are amongst the best I have ever tasted. But the main draw was the atmosphere and friendliness. Unpretentious, warm-hearted and great food.

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Address: 37 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
Cuisine: Cafe

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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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