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The Old Curiosity Shop

9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (15 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
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Reviews (141)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my master Rogan popped in here today and had a coffee and and a very generously filled prawn sandwich. They had treats for me which were delicious, and a water bowl outside. This charming 17th century building has lots of character, and we...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

What a lovely little gem this place is. Really friendly & helpful staff. They do wonderful toasties on great bread - not that thin sliced stuff and their cream teas are to die for!

Thank FatCatMcD
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

What a terrible visit we had today! So much so we ended up leaving and going straight into another little tea room 50 yards away with fantastic service and hygiene! As we arrived first impressions were not overly good. Tables needed a wipe down and...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Came across The Old Curiosity Shop whilst enjoying a great day at Broadstairs Folk Week. The town was packed but we found room at the shop and were welcomed by the 'family of staff' who catered for our every need. Wonderful fresh food very tastefully...More

Thank ArkRoyalist
Curi0sity9, Owner at The Old Curiosity Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so very much it means a lot to us all

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went in and found it dark and dingy. Staff were polite but unhelpful. Ordered a cream tea and was slightly off put by being given a small cup with a tea bag in. The first two tables I sat at were dirty. The scone tasted...More

1  Thank Lowrilouelen
Curi0sity9, Owner at The Old Curiosity Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

I'm very sorry that you have had this experience with us, our scones I can honestly say are not shop bought at all they are hand made, I am shocked and upset that you felt this way as we are complimented daily on them. If...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place! As a local I love to take my dog in here when we are out & about. Staff always make such a fuss of all their furry visitors. The sandwiches, paninis, toasties cakes etc are all delicious. Prices are very reasonable. Fab...More

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Curi0sity9, Owner at The Old Curiosity Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much means a lot to us all Many thanks

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had cream teas and a cream coffee here - price 3.75 for a cream tea and 4.50 for a cream coffee, cheaper that other places such as Bleak House. Very enjoyable little pit stop!

Thank PetalDublin
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love this place. Really quirky, good value, tasty meals and the best hot chocolate. Highly recommend. Oh and the staff are really lovely.

Thank DanniiLMoon
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had a cream tea of scone, clotted cream and jam....Absolutely delicious. The scone was light, airy, soft, delicious, nothing like the 'cloggy' scones you can buy in the supermarket, Ghe service was great, polite and helpful. The actual venue is clean and tidy and...More

1  Thank DawnStephenson
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Came here for a late lunch and initially got off to a bad start when I got given a very badly washed up glass to go with my can of soft drink. I went to request another one which got wiped with a very used...More

Thank AdriaticAdventuress
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
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