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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
01803 200 710
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was tempted to come in by the lovely ladies outside offering samples. Between the two of us we had 4 generously sized tapas, a wine and a tea for just £12! Out standards are high and we absolutely loved the food!! Service was super friendly! Great small business! Would much sooner visit here than any chain in torquay.

Thank deedle85
Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Went to this cafe for breakfast and we were so pleased to be able to order an omelette for breakfast. Many cafes do not have them on their breakfast menus. The cafe was very clean and fresh and the service was excellent as were the omlettes. Also they had a very nice display of cakes, pastries and savouries. Would recommend... More 

Thank Diane M
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Well presented place. Two chaps behind the counter were welcoming. I ordered the Full English mid-morning. The leaf tea was good and while waiting a delicious cake sample was brought to me. However, the breakfast was awful and potentially hazardous. The whites of both eggs were burnt, the fried bread was burnt, the bacon, shriveled to the size of a... More 

Thank Tryharder42
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We used to love going to Serendipity- the menu was different from other places, it was cosy with good service and the cakes/pastries were always very tempting! BUT on our last visit we found new owners who were not as friendly, the cakes looked pretty bog standard and the menu was boring. Such a shame to have completely lost its... More 

Thank Christine M
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Really friendly service. Very clean. Well-presented sandwiches with extra salad & crisps or chips. Delicious home-made cakes. Hard-working family business. Good that a cafe is willing to stay open till quite late as visitors don't always want a large dinner, but prefer a sandwich or similar.

Thank l415cpj
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Thought I'd try this little cosy cafe as not been in since it changed hands. The service is much more friendly than previously, the food is average but ok Good luck to the new owners

Thank Dave K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We found Serendipity in Torquay by accident really. It was very clean and the staff were welcoming. The food was very nice and the cakes on display looking extremely tempting and keenly priced.

Thank Nick N
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nicely presented cafe, with wonderfull staff. We were treated to a choice of wonderfull cakes and food. Appeared to be all made fresh on the premises, and at reasonable value Nice decor, and overall highly recommended

Thank Gav A
Malton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a light lunch hear was small but nice. Nice selection of cakes in the glass cabinet but I had the dumplings see the pic very nice staff where friendly, overall a nice experience.

Thank coach_driver39
Lyme Regis
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238 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a very lovely tea and cakes here on a damp Tuesday afternoon. The cakes were lovely and moist and delicious and the choice of proper leaf teas was perfect. Very pleasant indeed. I thoroughly recommend for the most tasty afternoon teas. They do a very good lunch as well which on the menu looked really exciting to eat.

2 Thank sall-jane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 200 710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?