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Penny Black

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Café, Coffee Shop
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37 Broad St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
What an amazing little gem of a place!

After reading the good reviews we decided to give this place a try for breakfast . What a truly wonderful place with such welcoming hospitality. Breakfast was cooked to perfection and washed down with a smashing cuppa in lovely bone China cups. I would recommend everyone to pop in and try for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Siskin30
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

After reading the good reviews we decided to give this place a try for breakfast . What a truly wonderful place with such welcoming hospitality. Breakfast was cooked to perfection and washed down with a smashing cuppa in lovely bone China cups. I would recommend everyone to pop in and try for themselves. Thanks penny black cafe. 😃

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a lovely friendly cosy place for breakfasts, coffees, lunches, afternoon teas, and in between too. The food is excellent and all home cooked, lovely courtyard for summer dining. The family who run it are a delight. It is just like cafes used to be.

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London
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63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A quirky little cafe at the back of a brick-a-Brac shop. Perfect for lunch tasty toasted sandwiches and the cakes looked delicious sadly we didn't try any as our toasties had filled us up. Well worth a visit.

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Excellent gluten free options, friendly staff and amazing cakes. Definitely recommend, great value for money too!!

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stratford on avon
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20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We always visit here when in Lyme. A lovely, quirky family run restaurant where you an be assured a friendly welcome. You can tell it is good by number of local patrons ! If in Lyme make sure you visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Lovely ham and cheese toastie, wonderful scone with cream and jam, friendly service and very clean, will definitely be back!

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I dont really want to tell everyone about Penny Black Cafe ,Its that good. we want to keep it for ourselves so we get our favourite table. We live in Charmouth but dont eat anywhere else in Lyme but at the Penny Black. Happy, friendly , family run business ,home cooked fresh food , Frittata to die for ,scones and... More 

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Southsea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Set at the back of the general post office I had until last week not seen or tried this little gem of a place. Excellent friendly service with lovely home produced sandwiches, light meals, and best of all warmed up cake with clotted cream swallowed down with excellent 'clipper fair trade tea. Looking forward to sampling again god willing in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My favourite cafe in Lyme Regis, this is borne out by the locals who regularly frequent this wonderful little cafe. I've been there many times and it has great family and community spirit, always filled with laughter. They have a creative and very tasty menu, which is very reasonably priced. The coffee is very nice indeed. And in the summer,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

An absolute gem of a tea room hidden away at the back of an antique shop behind the post office in Lyme Regis high street. Quirky decor, 1940s music, delicious milkshakes and one of the nicest BLT's I've ever eaten. P.S. it's not huge so you may have to wait for a table during peak times (we got lucky).

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Coffee Shop

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