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Penny Black

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37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
07980991685
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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 yesterday NEW 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 

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Thank Bachi75
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140 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank hooleyholmezonhols
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Robert H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Penny Black mentioned and wanted to check it out, we're so glad we did. I now have 2 daughters addicted to Coke Floats and Nutella Milkshakes. The penny Black makes a delightful quiet stop in Lyme Regis and can provide wonderful cakes and drinks to the weary holiday maker, all with a touch of 50's glamour. We... More 

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Thank Colan T
Devon, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant little cafe , a very retro type of place tucked in behind the post office in Lyme Regis . Sophie is always a friendly face serving and dresses with style . Today we had milkshakes , they take a while to make but are worth the wait they tasted lush and were very filling . Will defiantly be returning... More 

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Thank Mrs M B
Lymington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We found this cafe after browsing in the indoor market and the post office. It looked inviting, decorated in a lovely vintage style, even the hostess was dressed beautifully in 1950's style, right down to her hair. Scrummy cakes and milkshakes, and dog friendly. Had delicious cakes, cappucinos and milkshakes. Love it. Gorgeous hostess, immaculate surroundings,friendly atmosphere. Would definitely return... More 

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Thank kittyw00
Rainham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I checked out the reviews of this place so I was really looking forward to my cooked breakfast. The people who run it are nice but the my breakfast was a bit tasteless and my partners toasted tea cake was burnt.

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1 Thank Ant W
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all really, how an English cafe should be, good tea and coffee and excellent food, wifey had a cream tea and I had scrambled egg on toast with bacon, simple food served as tasty as its meant to be! Great work keep it up 👍

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Thank Woody_1_wood
worcestershire uk
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Stumbled upon this small cafe to the rear of the Post office. Seemed busy with the locals which is a good sign, Had a cooked breakfast toast and coffee, found it great and went back the next day for another. says it all. Has delightfull courtyard dining area for those fine days, cafe is a bit small otherwise but allowed... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What an enchanting and delightful tearoom this is! Nestled behind the Post Office in Lyme Regis (in what I guess is the old sorting office), there is a beautiful tea room run by motivated and energised real people with a sense of style. The tea was fab, the food was wonderful, and the banter was a joy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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