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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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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A pleasant enough place to eat, especially on a sunny day in the courtyard behind the antique/ nicknack shop. Good basic snack choices - sandwiches, wraps, toasties etc. Had two well prepared toasties with a well made pot of tea. Pleasant staff. You wouldn't go out of your way to find it, but it seemed popular with locals looking for... More 

Thank wuwu2014
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice people running very small cafe with 5 tables inside. Food only average. Disappointing after the uphill trek on dangerously small pavements for children.

Thank Iaincroysdill
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

September again! Arts Fest in Lyme Regis, new paintings new frames, This one? That one? Licking up old ones, & then the hanging. The Baptist Church our chosen venue is soon a scene of much humming and, haring a twiddle here a twiddle there, down a bit to the right, no no, up a bit to the left, until at... More 

Thank Brian M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this cafe, behind the Post Office, about a month ago. Toasted tea cakes, scones and cream and a huge pot of tea, brilliant. Loved the 50's theme and background music. The lady who served us (probably Penny) was dressed in 50's style fashion, with a Marilyn Monroe tattoo. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Arthur H
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this quaint little place by accident. Stopped for coffee and cake with the husband and two dogs, who were made very welcome in the little garden area. The cake was superb and the staff really friendly and I loved the vintage feel to the place. Would recommend (and have done!).

Thank Englishcheer
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here yesterday. Fifties style diner feel, excellent service and great food. Choice limited but what you get is good. Will return!

Thank Deb L
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful little café tucked behind the post office in Lyme Regis, staff dressed in 50s style clothing, very colourful. yummy cakes. Would definitely recommend.

Thank hibbertbetty
Hertfordshire, England
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once in a while, you come across a gem of a place and a gem of a person running it too. Tucked away at the back of a wonderful little antique shop is the Penny Black cafe. The atmosphere is fun/ 50's, all done out in pale pastels, with pictures of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Munroe on the walls and... More 

Thank Lindylupin
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just popped in for a coffee and scone with the wife,although it has new owners the quality hasn't changed,the coffee is delicious,the homemade scone was very tasty and the service was great,so I think nothing has really changed apart from the owner.Delightful little tea room,we can highly recommend a visit next time your in Lyme Regis.p.s.it's in the Postoffice.

Thank biggeoff65
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $7
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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?