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Curiosity Cottage

9 St. James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (17 reviews)
“jacket potato” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
9 St. James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this tearoom after trying (and failing) to reach the summit of Capstone Hill and decided top head back towards the harbour along the road. The menu was large and varied, even if the selection of cold drinks was more minimal. We sat...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this delightful little cafe/ tea room for cream tea, it was so good we ordered another. A lovely light, warm fresh scone, tasty jam and ample clotted cream served with tea in a pot that I managed to get 3 cups from....More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Dog-friendly - brilliant. Water bowl at entrance for passing dogs which had fresh water in - great. Hot food good, but the scones..... ok, jam and cream are always good, but the scones - I've had my fair share of scones around the UK over...More

Thank SteveMoonUK
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Friendly young staff member, quick service and nice milkshake! Cafe garden is dog friendly too which suited us.

Thank ZigiB
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch my husband had egg and chips and I had a sausage baguette, both arrived very quickly and piping hot , and the pot of tea was the best tea I have had for a long time ,the staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Themadhousegang
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

One of the more tired and dated-looking tea rooms we came across on our trip, but I needed somewhere to feed my 4 month old so we thought we'd give Curiosity Cottage a try. Myself and my partner headed inside where there were several tables,...More

1  Thank Tasha W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

At it's best. Beautiful scones, lots of jam & clotted cream with a proper pot of tea. Friendly staff and great rightly paid fed bohemian outside tables

Thank Mrs2rs
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

At the end of our weekend in Ilfracombe we have enjoyed a nice cream tea at Curiosity Cottage. It was our first cream tea and expectation was great. We have been warmly welcomed by a friendly lady and in few minutes we have been served...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We've been here twice, once for a brunch which was very nice, baguettes with various fillings. Second time was for a cream tea, the scones were warm, the jam and cream very plentiful and we demolished them in minutes. Wish I could have eaten more...More

Thank BluePurrl
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a tea and a cake ended up having 2 x Devon Cream Teas and a 🍪 cookie for our son the order arrived and it was absolutely fantastic Good Service ✔️ Clean✔️ Good Food✔️ Would return✔️ value for money ✔️

Thank Justin B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 9
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 St. James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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