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Penny Black

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37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
9:00 am - 5:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best frittata. Feta spinach and cheese. Highly recommended. Lovely cake selection with take away service. Friendly and efficient waitress. Thank you for a lovely lunch 😀 delightful vintage decor. Cream tea Devine with home made scones. A real treat and nice place to relax and enjoy.

Thank Violetandhollie
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place at the rear of the Post Office on the high st through a antique/ bric-a-brac style courtyard. A lovely vintage atmosphere and welcome with homemade meals, snacks and drinks. Every time we visit Lyme Regis this is a must to refuel. Doggie friendly 🐾 😍

Thank j0nes1972
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe offers great friendly service in a quirky retro setting. Tucked away at the back of the old post office. Great food, the specials are reasonably priced tasty and generous. Will definitely be back whenever in Lyme. P.s. saw Marilyn Monroe in living flesh too! Genuinely!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely little cafe. It is tastefully decorated and some of the staff dress in vintage clothes. They are extreemly friendly and it had a good atmosphere. We only stopped for a drink but the food looked really good and the specials were homemade. We will definitley return.

Thank jane646464
Guildford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Penny Blacks this afternoon on a drizzly day, but were welcomed with a sunny smile from Sophie. We came on the recommendation of a friend, and they were right to give this cafe a thumbs up! We had cream teas and 2 superb milkshakes, so thick the straws stood up in them! We will be back on... More 

Thank ibisti
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, friendly staff, good choice of cakes (inc gluten free). Some staff dressed in vintage clothes. A real hidden gem

Thank Chuckles4444
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a day visit to the area. Found the cafe by surprise and wasn't disappointed. They had made the most of a small space and had an outside seating area as well. The staff were very friendly. We just wanted a drink and a snack and we weren't disappointed. Food tasted lovely and there was plenty... More 

Thank Jeanettetheresa
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a late lunch (3pm) and some cake, sat in the courtyard. A lovely quiet spot tucked away down market street at the side of the post office and through a little antiques arcade (closes at 4pm). The waitress cleared our table from the previous customers but it could have done with a wipe too! I... More 

Thank Bachi75
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146 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot, very tasty food, good service. You can't pay by card but can get cash out at the adjacent post office. Banana milkshake really good!

Thank hooleyholmezonhols
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Tucked away behind the post office and a indoor market , this is a great place to take a break and refreshments. Indoor and outdoor seating, good value.

Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: 07980991685
Vintage inspired cafe serving teas, coffees, homemade lunches, scones, cakes and shakes! Relax with a cold drink in our sun-trap courtyard or sit inside foot tapping to rock'n roll! Our new American Diner bar is perfect for the kids to have their milkshakes. Dogs are welcome.

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