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“Copies of 'The Beano' on the ceiling.”
Review of The Apothecary

The Apothecary
Ranked #2 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 9, 2017

With pages from old copies of ‘The Beano’ pasted to the ceiling, and a couple of phrenologists’ ceramic heads (one wearing leopard-print framed sunglasses) on the mantlepiece, this back room of place makes for a rather amusing escape which certainly fires the imagination. I have visited twice, and although the fare tried (rarebit and sparkling water on visit one, coffee and chocolate cake the second time around) might not match the magic of the space of that back room it has been fine enough to sustain whilst occupying myself with reading or conversation. Certainly one to consider a return to.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We just had a couple of coffees here as we were eating out later. Americano's were good. This is a quirky and interesting cafe. You think it is just the one small room from the window and then you keep going up some steps into new rooms.
Prices looked reasonable for food though, egg mayonnaise sandwiches for £2.75. We will eat here at some point.....

Thank denise l
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

christine s must have got out of the wrong side of the bed that morning - i have to say that the staff and food are top notch even though it was rammed packed - nothing was too much for those guys - it is an absolute gem of an establishment - we will deffo be coming back when we are in rye - thank you

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Thank Dean B
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Interesting space, nice decor but let down by mediocre food. Ordered hot chocolate but weak and powdery. Cakes listed as home made were very.poor and did not look or taste homemade. Lemon drizzle was a very dense dry sponge with some lemon syrup. The cakes look nice but flavour and texture disappoint.

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Nice little cafe, interesting atmosphere in that it is an old chemist and they still have some original deatures. Relaxing chairs at the rear. Coffee is a good blend, slighty sweet but aroma pleasant.

Thank Uncle T
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