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“Most disappointing”
Review of Courtyard Cafe

Courtyard Cafe
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Somerton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Chose to go to the Courtyard Cafe for early afternoon tea and a sandwich on our recent local shopping trip to Somerton based on good trip advisor reports and our wish to support good local businesses. Most disappointing. Cafe rather scruffy and service very poor. After waiting over half hour for the sandwich without a word from the staff, we gave up and left. Only a half-hearted apology received from the staff who did not seem particularly concerned. Cafe half empty during this time.

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2  Thank Bramble B
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brightoncaroline, Owner at Courtyard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

We have to put out hands up to this one!
This poor lady slipped trough our welcoming net,.
The Cafe was actually very busy that sunny lunchtime, with the sandwich order coming at the end of a great steam of food request, and so sorry it got lost!
We always need to know when we disappoint so thank you , we will work on trying Harder.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Courtyard cafe is a lovely homely place to shift and enjoy coffee and cake. Great selection of homemade cakes on offer, also do snacks for lunch. Will definitely return.

Thank Cath G
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stopped off here recently for a light lunch with a friend. Never been before, but it was a delight. Simple, tasty, home-made soups and bread, plus delicious home-made cakes. Lovely. Busy and vibrant, but enough tables to seat a fair few diners. Situated at the back of a gift shop it's a little hidden away. Would definitely stop here again.

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Thank TravelWriter013
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I only live about 9 miles from this excellent cafe so am drawn fairly often for comfort foods or a refreshing cup of tea.
I truly believe that one of the negative reviews can't be referring to The Courtyard. It doesn't set out to be a gastropub! It's a lovely cafe with a courtyard!
Last week I had delicious sweet potato soup with a tasty cheese scone served by smiling, helpful staff. My other half enjoyed scrambled eggs on toast and later was enticed by the amazing coffee and walnut cake...it was delicious! Reasonable prices too. Local artwork is on show and the card/gift shop is great for shopping.
It's a very popular location, relaxing with newspapers, magazines and a book corner encouraging people to linger. Business folk use it for a luncheon stop. All the food is fresh and and well cooked and for a simple cafe it has plenty of imaginative choice. I know it's not only full of 'local's' or only old ladies. If you live locally! or not try it out, I am sure you won't be disappointed. Especially on bright or warm day the Courtyard is a delight...inside and out.
Somerton also has free parking. :-)

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1  Thank annieyeo
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stopped off en route from Devon to West Sussex; often call in to Somerton to relieve monotony of A303 .. this lovely cafe provides excellent tea and coffee, a great variety of delicious home-made cakes. We had two of that day's lunch specials which were very tasty and well-priced. Dont miss it!

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Thank jenny b
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