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Curiosity Cottage

9 St. James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (13 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 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

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

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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
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Called in after a long walk for a nice cup of tea the staff are lovely and couldn't do enough for you we have been again twice and each time had lunch and haven't been disappointed there is so much choice from sandwiches, baguettes, jacket...More

Thank juliedevine03
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went here twice on our visit to ilfracombe as a family of 4. We loved the super speedy friendly service. The affordable prices and great honest food. Ok it's not posh nosh, but great food at great prices. If you've got hungry children and...More

Thank nikkie1974
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Cheap and cheerful, a place that you won't waste your holiday waiting to be served. We had sandwiches which come with salad and crisps. Although you may want to have a side order of chips to share. Payment is at the serving hatch. Clean toilets.

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Nice cup of coffee in a quirky cafe Staff very friendly and helpful Although we did not eat here what we saw looked nice and well presented Nothing seemed too much trouble and they were very good at accommodating big family groups with dogs and...More

Thank victoriaduns
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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