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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611694
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (39 reviews)
“bolognese” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Looking for a place for lunch and didn't want to go to a chain, so looked around and choose Serendipity. Good choice, friendly couple who run it, good food, sandwiches and hot drinks, very tasty, and good service. All in all glad we dropped in,...More

Thank NXW
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant for lunch or afternoon tea. Dog friendly and get welcomed by Charlie the Chocolate Labrador. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank TrissyB
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today ordered a blt sandwich which was smothered in butter and the bacon was cold. Partner ordered beef roll with horseradish mayo. Very thin slice of Beef came covered in gravy in the roll. Chips looked and tasted like microwave chips. Salad...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Called in for coffee & cake. Friendly service, clean establishment & good coffee & cake. Will definitely be back when next in Torquay.

Thank Esperanto-uk
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been here before over the years and it was always good. This year we decided to go in for our usuall coffee and cake. They now only do drinks and no cake. On our way out we glad to stride over a large...More

Thank SusanP082
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited here for lunch and it was delightful. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and even took some time to talk to us, which was a lovely touch, The sandwiches were delicious and of a generous size representing good value for money. Please...More

Thank miandma2011
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came on a short visit from Holland and were drawn to the attractive and colourful exterior. Very good coffee, great service, perfect location. This place certainly has potential!

Thank Martrovich
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was tempted to come in by the lovely ladies outside offering samples. Between the two of us we had 4 generously sized tapas, a wine and a tea for just £12! Out standards are high and we absolutely loved the food!! Service was super friendly!...More

Thank deedle85
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...More

Thank Diane M
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...More

Thank Tryharder42
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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 611694
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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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