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“A Sidmouth Delight”

Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 80 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Licensed Cafe and Restaurant
Watford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Sidmouth Delight”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Extremely friendly people and great food. The coffee was the best we have come across for some considerable time. Nothing was too much trouble. to make our experience enjyable. If you go to Sidmouth and dont visit Selleys you really are missing a trick.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank javic6gc
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Katrinalort63, Owner at Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review, thank you for your lovely positive comments and we look forward to seeing you when you are next in Sidmouth.
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English first
Worsthorne,Lancashire,England.
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A fantastic little hidden gem !”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

My wife and I have been visiting this little pearl for years whenever we visit Sidmouth. The food and service are both first class, and this year we discovered another brilliant twist - every morning, a handful of local characters such as Nigel (I think), and the inimitable Bill meet for the splendid coffee and doorstep sized toast, and put the world to rights under the unofficial title of "The Breakfast Club". Anybody is welcome to put their two penneth in, and are made to feel most welcome. Call into this fantastic little place at anytime, but I love the "Breakfast Club" !

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Thank KingCantona
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Katrinalort63, Owner at Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Was lovely meeting you both and so gald that you enjoyed the banter with the 'breakfast club' ....... who are now on the porridge as its turned a bit colder. Did you notice they even have their own mugs? You really summed our place up, there are no 'airs & graces' we like the fact that people interact and lets face it, its that small its hard not too! See you soon.
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a little gem”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Selley's is tucked away off the beaten track in a beautiful little shaded courtyard off Fore Street. You can sit outside surrounded by quaint little artisan shops and plants and ivy and if it's wet you can sit inside but there's not much room!

I asked what gluten free food they had, and was told 'lots'! Apparently they have bread and cakes and all sorts but I plumped for jacket potato with a sort of mediterrean olive accompaniment and when it turned up it was massive and really tasty.

It's so nice to drop in there for a coffee, so peaceful and chilled. Recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Janice A
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Katrinalort63, Owner at Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Hi Janice thank you for your great review. The jacket potato you had was our greek salad one, which is new to the menu. We also have gluten free bread, so all the sandwichs can be made with that along with our grilled selection. John doesnt use flour to thicken the soups and he makes gluten free scones and muffins, so add that to our salads and there is a 'lot' to choose from if you are coeliac. Hope to see you when you are next in Sidmouth.
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice cafe in a cosy nook”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Visited the other day and found out that Cat and John were now the new owners (for approx 18-24 months!). We enjoyed our lunch and the chat with them very much - will most certainly be returning.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Joan W
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Katrinalort63, Owner at Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your review. Always good to welcome back customers that may not have been here since we took over (14 months ago). Always hard taking over an existing business, as some people don't like change, but pleased to say that the feedback, like yours, has been very positive.
Glad you enjoyed your lunch (and big pot of tea) and we hope to see you both again very soon for another chat.
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pooh005
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4 reviews
“nice place”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

good service , plenty of choice , nicely presnted , resonable prices , good choice of things to eat , good coffee ,

Visited September 2012
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Katrinalort63, Owner at Selley's Coffee Shop & Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate people taking the time to write them, hope to see you again soon.
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