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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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“frittata” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (49 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly staff. The food was delicious, definitely something beyond the usual offerings in Lyme. It is small, but perfectly formed. If you have children they will love the quirky, but tasteful decor....and if you like cake you will be in for a treat, especially...More

1  Thank Harvey_and_Sindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a super little cafe. Tucked away at the top of the High Street it was a delight to find. Super fun decor and lovely friendly staff. We were looking for something to eat. One of our party of 5 fancied a Full English and...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little cafe tucked away behind the post office. Retro style decor with outdoor seating. We only called in for a cup of tea. It was very reasonable priced, came in a large tea pot with china cups and saucers. A nice touch was...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great cafe, good prices, very general filling in the sandwiches, cakes amazing and very good coffee. The owners, a young couple were lovely and friendly.

Thank christine_costello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gem of a little cafe tucked away off the high street, went there between Christmas and New Year for tea and cake. Child friendly. Fab 1950s/vintage decor, friendly staff great atmosphere. Take a look round the antique/fossil shop on way out. Would recommend.

Thank Luckylogs
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Popped in here on a recent stay in Lyme Regis, very small and tucked away behind the Post Office and through a kind of curiosity shop. Jacket potato, was barely warm and no crispy skin in sight, coffee wasn't the best either. Quirky retro style...More

1  Thank JamTart17
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our very good coffee and Dorset apple cake at this quaint tucked away cafe. Our only criticism is that the cake range is limited mainly to slices of large traditional cakes - I am more of a Danish pastry fan!

Thank JofNinfield
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were shopping in the market when we stumbled upon this wonderful cafe. The service was excellent. The young lady behind the counter was dressed as Marilyn Monroe and was absolutely adorable!

Thank Cameron1999
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had the full English before a day of coastal walking. Food very nice and staff make an effort with vintage clothing which makes all the difference. It is right next to an antique/,fossil market. Loved it.

Thank Chop63
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is real little find. Right up the top of the High Street on the right inside the curio shop, which is also interesting. The décor in the café is great. All rock 'n roll and cinema. The effect is lovely, but not as lovely...More

Thank victhegeordie6
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Questions & Answers
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
18 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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