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“What a delightful place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oliver's Coffee House

Oliver's Coffee House
19 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3PU, England
01935 815005
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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Sherborne
Price range: $0 - $9
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
North Wales
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“What a delightful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Oliver's Coffee House is an absolute gem and a 'must' for coffee if you are in Sherborne.

The staff are very welcoming and the menu caters for all tastes, whether it be just a cup of coffee or a light lunch

Oliver's has got a lovely feel about it which is evident from the moment you walk in. We chose to sit at the long table in the shop, There were 9 customers sitting at the table and there was plenty of room for more. It is obviously a local meeting place and the fact that there are magazines and papers to read make it just that bit special. If you do not want to sit at the front of the shop there is plenty of room in two other areas at the back.

The coffee is excellent and very good value for money. We could not resist buying a sausage roll to take out for a picnic lunch later - it was perfect..

We will certainly visit again when we are next in Sheborne!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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“nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

we found olivers to be a charming and welcoming place, the prices are very reasonable.
The quality of the food is excellent, simply a must for lunch. just as a bonus there is a wide selection of home made deserts and cakes. yum.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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“Coffee Stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Have been in this place before several years ago. Stopped in for a coffee and some cake. The coffee was rather good and enjoyable - the cake was good too. The decor and cleanliness were a bit average, and the tables could all do with a thorough wipe to remove marks and split sugar. There are other places in Sherborne to try so it wont be back for a while.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jane W, Owner at Oliver's Coffee House, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sorry to hear your table wasn't clean, I'll make sure the staff are reminded to wipe tables where possible when they are cleared. We do find that people seem to enjoy playing with the sugar sticks and leaving piles of sugar everywhere sometimes! We have recently decorated the middle room and hopefully we'll be able to spruce up the other areas at some point when we've saved up some more money.
Hopefully the coffee and cake will be enough to tempt you back at some point in the future, we'll pass your feedback on to our cook and coffee supplier.
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London
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Always our first choice for coffee and cake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I'm never disappointed at Oliver's. This place has been here as a coffee house under various management for over 20 years of my living memory (and probably longer). It's had ups and downs but I'm pleased to say that we now regularly visit when in Sherborne for coffee, two or three times per year over the past 5 years. What attracts us here? Probably the wide selection of tempting cakes at reasonable prices! The coffee is good, the service is friendly and efficient and the welcome feels genuine. We usually take young children with us and make use of one of the booths at the back of the shop to sit down. I love the atmosphere in Oliver's, the furnishings and different seating arrangements and the sense of community - the main seating area has a large table that different people occupy corners of and there are usually other pairs of people around the outside seating areas and it all feels friendly and more relaxed than cafes where you sit at individual tables keeping yourself to yourself. There are lots of places for coffee in Sherborne and I will still choose Oliver's who've not yet disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a good place for coffee and to meet, the food is ok but no more. The place always looks like it could do with a good clean.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jane W, Owner at Oliver's Coffee House, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi Rob
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We keep our food fresh, homemade and simple which suits most of our customers but of course this doesn't suit everyone and I'm sorry to hear this includes you. If you've got any ideas for things we could add to our menu we're always willing to consider new options.
I'm sorry to hear you think we could do with a clean. We clean the whole building at the end of every day and we've done a lot of redecorating since I took over in December 2011 as the interior was definitely showing its age in places. We have a 5* food safety rating so I can assure you that all food storage and preparation areas comply with regulations. If there are any specific areas of concern next time you visit please bring them to my attention and I will ensure they are dealt with.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Kind regards, Jane
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