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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Llittle Oasis

We found Penny Black by chance a few months ago and whenever we go back to Lyme Regis we pop in for a drink or light meal. Wonderful cakes, lavishly buttered tea cakes, and I love the peanut butter milk shake. Quirky, slightly kitsch decor, and if the weather is kind, there is a sun-trap outdoor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Budleigh Salterton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We found Penny Black by chance a few months ago and whenever we go back to Lyme Regis we pop in for a drink or light meal. Wonderful cakes, lavishly buttered tea cakes, and I love the peanut butter milk shake. Quirky, slightly kitsch decor, and if the weather is kind, there is a sun-trap outdoor seating area. Terrific service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having found this listed on here I spent the whole week in Lyme promising myself we'd visit as a family before we left. We finally made it the day we went home, cake and coffee/milkshakes before hitting the road. I had a huge piece of Dorset apple cake with lashings of clotted cream, the rest of the family opted for... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a quaint and quirky tea room at the rear of the post office. Fantastic cakes and food to order and definitely worth a visit. We pop in every time we are down in Lyme. It has a fifties feel and is a lovely place to have a coffee. The staff are wonderful

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love penny blacks. These guys are about as lovely as they could ever be. Good food good service. Lovely decor and always a happy greeting.

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

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

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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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