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Anke's Tea and Coffee Lounge

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555 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9LJ, England
+44 1702 864836
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know if or where i could sit in this tiny little place, I felt too awkward. There was just about a spot for me. My cup of coffee was very nice but I had little idea what was available or how they like you to order

Thank Nick B
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anke makes everyone feel at home, decor is wonderful, books and magazines available, food is fabulous, reasonably priced, even a bowl of water outside for your dog

Thank J0zzie
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice homemade soup followed by a really nice lump of cake! Staff are really friendly & helpful. Lots of lovely nic naks to look at. They also do Suspended Coffee which is really nice of them

Thank Birdie1936
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I live in Nottingham, but every four weeks I have business in the area, it can sometimes be a tough session, in s sandwich of a 3-4 hour drive each way. Often when I get to the area the person I need to see isn't there, so i have time to kill, this is my haven, where I retreat to... More 

Thank Sarah-Louise D
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We went for a morning stroll around Westcliff and walked past this quirky coffee/tea shop set back from the main row of shops. We ear-marked it for our coffee stop later in the day and I'm pleased we did, despite there being lots of choice for alternate cafes. All the cakes are homemade and look appetising and delicious; therefore it... More 

Thank Smiff679
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

me and better half popped into anke's tea shop after it was recommended by a friend on facebook. The shop itself feels like an eclectic/eccentric old ladies front room with comfy sofas/seats and lots of things to look at, books to read and games to be played with it has that feeling of being welcomed in to your favourite aunts... More 

Thank phatbear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend and loved it. I ordered coronation chicken on toast which I thought was different as I have only had it as a sandwhich but wow! It was the most enjoyable lunch I've had in a long time! The coffee was perfectly balanced. I really enjoyed my time here and will be visiting again.

Thank char_mili
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

You will always be guaranteed a warm welcome here. There's a huge range of unusual teas on offer and the food is tasty. It feels like a hub of the local community and there are always lots of people popping in so it has a good vibe. The outside searing is a real sun trap and inside it's cosy on... More 

Thank Troublepants
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Anke has provided the area with a quirky and laid back place to enjoy the best coffee around! The food's pretty good too! The customers are from all backgrounds, and the atmosphere is bohemian. Give it a try .... If you can find a spare seat!

Thank John W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Anke's is a great place to be, the coffee and cakes are great with the addition of being outstanding in being friendly. For anybody who wants an oasis, this is the place to go.

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 864836

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