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Penny Black

37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
+44 7843 111783
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this lovely little cafe by chance today. We had a pot of tea for two and two homemade sones with clotted cream and jam. Best scone we have had in years nearly as good as our Mums. Service was spot on, very good...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can I say a great big thank you to the staff of The Penny Black Cafe. Yesterday (12th June) four of us on a day trip from Bristol came in for tea. Unfortunately one of us was taken ill, and the staff were so, so...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe with wonderful vintage decor. We loved the generous toasted sandwiches with salad and the cooked breakfast. My kids loved the fantastic milkshakes thick and creamy with marshmallows in a tall vintage glass. Really great place to pop in for lunch or coffee and...More

Thank Dimsum1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anywhere that gives you three crumpets for £1.75 is worth it. Lovely place - great decor and cafe owner(?) dressed in fifties style. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

Thank Phil E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor. Lovely setting inside an antique emporium. Decor is vintage Elvis era, with Jukebox playing hits from that time. The waitresses were dressed of the period. Food was delicious and the coffee really nice.

Thank kennybabes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This themed cafe is delightful. The sandwiches were awesome and the staff really lovely and helpful. Great service also.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Notiing more to say! Staff that recognise you and seem really happy doing what tuey do. Food is good and drinks are great!

Thank clarytom1980
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We went for lunch today, I had a prawn wrap, and my husband a coronation chicken sandwich the quality and freshness of both was outstanding.Staff were very welcoming,this establishment is well worth a visit.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Arriving in town later than planned due to horrendous traffic, we needed somewhere to grab a nice quick lunch and happened across a sign for Penny Black; we followed the directions, but ended up in an antique-type shop, but lo and behold, there was a...More

Thank FlactemK
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Lovely little café with a great atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and accommodating, the cream tea was absolutely fantastic! Nice surprise to find a café using paper straws too, will definitely be coming back.

Thank HelenaPope82
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2 April 2018|
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Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are 😁
Matty B
15 September 2017|
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Response from Penny-BlackCafe | Property representative |
Yes we do Full English breakfast from 9am to 11.30am
17 April 2017|
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Response from Penny-BlackCafe | Property representative |
Yes we do. We offer gluten free bread so you can have any of the sandwiches or toasties as well as jacket potatoes, homemade soup and fritatta. For sweets we have gluten free caramel shortbread, rocky road and cake! x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 7843 111783
Vintage inspired cafe serving teas, coffees, homemade lunches, scones, cakes and shakes! Relax with a cold drink in our sun-trap courtyard or sit inside foot tapping to rock'n roll! Our new American Diner bar is perfect for the kids to have their milkshakes. Dogs are welcome.
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