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The Old Curiosity Shop

9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (16 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good coffee, good cakes (lemon sponge and Victoria sponge in our case), well-behaved dogs welcomed. The two girls serving were hardly rushed off their feet, but were friendly and quick to bring us our food and drinks. The old well makes it a memorable visit,...More

Thank Antonhu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty exterior, good location, but rest not so good. Milkshakes poured from a carton, cheapest of sausages and microwaved hot food. When asked for ketchup, got the reply “it will be on one of the tables, you’ll have to find it!”. We didn’t have salt...More

Thank mattbandc
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very friendly atmosphere, nothing is too much trouble and the bacon sandwiches are the best in Kent! I like the familiarality, they know who I am when I walk in. Thanks Sam and team!

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We loved it here and had lunch here both days we were in Broadstairs. This is a family run cafe and beach shop. The owner was very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us to make sure we had an enjoyable lunch. We had baguettes...More

Thank debbie r
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This must be the most unwelcoming venue in the town. 10am, Saturday, Feb 24, walked in to be ignored by charmless waiter, who continued to talk for a further five minutes to the only other couple in there. No 'good morning' or 'I'll be with...More

Thank GeoffSaltmarsh
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Once a month my friends and I meet here for coffee/tea and cake and are always very happy with the service and friendliness of the staff. We are working our way through the different varieties of cake on offer and haven't been disappointed yet !...More

Thank Lindy8jan
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We had been on a long walk with the dogs and wanted a hot light lunch in a dog friendly place. We received a warm welcome when we came in, were served quickly with a lovely jacket potato and made to feel very at home....More

Thank alicewandjohng
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Overall pleased with the service and food was good. The only criticism they don't serve sossiges to dogs

Thank nancymouse
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Date of visit: Saturday 30th December at 11.20am I have to say that I have visited Jill and Sam in this cafe for a couple of years, and this is by far the worst I have been treated as a customer. I know I can...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

After a long walk with my best friend Archie it was nice to find a dog friendly cafe to have a quality hot chocolate served by friendly staff. Always a good stop rain or shine. Highly recommended !

Thank Louis B
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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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