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Simpatica is a charming little shop and tearoom in the equally delightful East Neuk village of Kingsbarns. We are open 7 days a week from 10 am(noon on Sundays). We serve our hot drinks in vintage china and the ambience of the tearoom matches the bygone era feel of the shop. Walk along the #fifecoastalpath, enjoy our fantastic #kingsbarns beach, walk your dog and then come and settle in our sun trap patio or cozy up inside. ENjoy delicious soup of the day and a sandwich or toastie..then of course finish it off with scrumptious home baked cake and a cuppa. In the shop, you can buy china, crystal, linen, unusual and unique gifts, Hand crafted jewellery, cushions, scarves, lampshades, gift cards
$4 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have passed this lots of times but for some reason never visited. Lovely wee tea room. Staff were so friendly. Great cake selection. The Victoria sponge is absolutely gorgeous. Oh & they make a great latte too. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 576sandyi
241traceyo, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you finally made it!! And we look forward to welcoming you back, thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick coffee - lovely latte, really friendly service, and a nice little shop to look round too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank moiraap
241traceyo, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Come back and see us again soon!!

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Coffee shop surrounded with vintage memorabilia. Quirky but food not great. Asked for tomato, red pepper and lentil soup.... wasn't advised it was served with cream.... Elmlea at that! You should asvise what garnished with prior. Partner had the same unfortunately served with mouldy bread....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vanessaDerbyshire
Tracey O, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

hello Vanessa I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good experience with us. I agree with what you say and will be speaking to my staff about this. What day did you visit us? Please contact me direct if you are visiting...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

It is a small lovely coffee shop. The cake is wonderful and the staff is lovely. If you are doing the Coast Path it’s worth taking a break here. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 828cherryb
Tracey O, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review..we are chuffed you had a nice visit with us..and that true to form,the cake and the wonderful peeps who work there ..delivered!!

Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

A small but charming cafe curio shop, very helpful friendly staff, the shop is dog friendly too, always a bonus

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ian R
Tracey O, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hi IAN..many thanks for your visit and your review..we love what we do..and nice that customers love it too!!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is an outstanding tea room/ coffee shop with quite superb soup, scones and home baking.The service could not have been better and the gift shop had a lot of what we liked. I would certainly recommend this cafe/ shop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
Tracey O, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Oh thank you David..we love happy customers and as you’ve noticed..it’s important to us that we do all that we can to make this a great experience for you. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Having failed miserably to eat cake at nearby Kingsbarns Distillery(!) we continued along the coast road and stumbled across this little gem. Extremely friendly staff and an abundance of delicious bakes. Not only that, they were very happy to do takeaway! We'll be back -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 222shirleyr
Tracey O, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Shirley..so glad you found us..thank you for lovely review..looking fwd to seeing you soon, with doggie too!!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This little vintage craft and antique shop and its little tearoom is a delight. A small place, crammed full of pretty things, it has excellent afternoon teas. The tearoom is small, just four tables, but the food and the atmosphere are top quality. I had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Edmund R
241traceyo, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you! Delighted you enjoyed yourselves, we are very pleased to be able to showcase local artists and makers and bakers! Yes, please do come back to try our yummy cakes!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

A mixture of bric a brack, local crafters and tea room. Lovely cakes and good soups in the winter. Very friendly staff

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kt1_12
butterflyldy, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for dropping by and for review..please let us have any suggestions to earn another star!!😀

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Friendly and welcoming venue for a tea or coffee stop. Pleasant, comfortable surroundings. Tea served in lovely old china and a vacuum flask of hot water provided for a top up. Nice cakes - including two gluten-free options.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stockfam
butterflyldy, Owner at Simpatica, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

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