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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611 694
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12:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went to this cafe for breakfast and we were so pleased to be able to order an omelette for breakfast. Many cafes do not have them on their breakfast menus. The cafe was very clean and fresh and the service was excellent as were the omlettes. Also they had a very nice display of cakes, pastries and savouries. Would recommend... More 

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Thank Diane M
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Well presented place. Two chaps behind the counter were welcoming. I ordered the Full English mid-morning. The leaf tea was good and while waiting a delicious cake sample was brought to me. However, the breakfast was awful and potentially hazardous. The whites of both eggs were burnt, the fried bread was burnt, the bacon, shriveled to the size of a... More 

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Thank Tryharder42
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We used to love going to Serendipity- the menu was different from other places, it was cosy with good service and the cakes/pastries were always very tempting! BUT on our last visit we found new owners who were not as friendly, the cakes looked pretty bog standard and the menu was boring. Such a shame to have completely lost its... More 

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Thank Christine M
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Really friendly service. Very clean. Well-presented sandwiches with extra salad & crisps or chips. Delicious home-made cakes. Hard-working family business. Good that a cafe is willing to stay open till quite late as visitors don't always want a large dinner, but prefer a sandwich or similar.

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Thank l415cpj
Torquay
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Thought I'd try this little cosy cafe as not been in since it changed hands. The service is much more friendly than previously, the food is average but ok Good luck to the new owners

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Thank Dave K
Sidcup
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We found Serendipity in Torquay by accident really. It was very clean and the staff were welcoming. The food was very nice and the cakes on display looking extremely tempting and keenly priced.

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Thank Nick N
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Nicely presented cafe, with wonderfull staff. We were treated to a choice of wonderfull cakes and food. Appeared to be all made fresh on the premises, and at reasonable value Nice decor, and overall highly recommended

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Thank Gav A
Malton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Had a light lunch hear was small but nice. Nice selection of cakes in the glass cabinet but I had the dumplings see the pic very nice staff where friendly, overall a nice experience.

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Thank coach_driver39
Lyme Regis
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272 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Had a very lovely tea and cakes here on a damp Tuesday afternoon. The cakes were lovely and moist and delicious and the choice of proper leaf teas was perfect. Very pleasant indeed. I thoroughly recommend for the most tasty afternoon teas. They do a very good lunch as well which on the menu looked really exciting to eat.

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2 Thank sall-jane
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The food is really great and fresh. They even had some gluten free cakes which were amazing. The service was welcoming. It was a really relaxing place to have a spot of lunch. Well worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611 694
Description
We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!

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