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Stop The World Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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113 Broadway | Leigh-on-Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PG, England
+44 1702 719969
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had always wanted to visit here but I was disappointed. It was scruffy inside (Maybe that's the 'look' they wanted) and very cramped. I had a tasty Welsh rarebit on toast but the added mushrooms were squashed flat and looked awful.

Thank elvisEssex
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times over the last 2 years and I have never been disappointed. Would recommend again and again. Emma

Thank Emma S
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this cafe. Brunch/breakfast menu lovely but stops around 12 when lunch menu kicks in; lunch menu one of the best around in Leigh I reckon. Home made soup fab served with really cheesy cheese on toast. Cream tea delicious with home made scones. Really love this place! The decor is beautiful and cakes are to die for!

1 Thank CW077
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Stop the World Café many times and have always found the staff friendly and the food great.

1 Thank Dean P
Essex, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

used to eat here regularly and staff all very nice until I asked for a birthday cake to be made. I was promised this would happen and it got to the day before and still no cake and it turns out the chef has decided they wont do it and it was left up to the poor waitress to tell... More 

4 Thank Aubern-x
Vicki T, Owner at Stop The World Cafe, responded to this review

after reading your review i feel i need to comment. i am sure there is a misunderstanding here, because our chefs are certainly not rude, extremely hard working and passionate about their work. We will work late to produce cakes that are ordered online. We do not take telephone orders, because we can keep records. This saves any discrepancies. So... More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in the other day, my food was wrong, the orange juice was tiny and overpriced. Service was slow and food took forever to come out. Considering it was a slow weekday morning I was not impressed!!! Will not return.

3 Thank Tina-Takes-Leigh
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for breakfast with a friend. The homemade buttermilk pancakes with bacon are delicious. Great service and good as always.

2 Thank Sarah C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first trip to Stop the World Cafe and I/we will be going back soon. As big fans of the now closed Cherry on Top in Chelmsford it was an absolute treat to discover Stop the World, this place has everything that was good about Cherry on Top -the amazing cakes! - and adds a fantastic breakfast and... More 

2 Thank 61martin
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Been here a couple of times for lunch in the last few months, even managed to sit outside each time due to the lovely winter sunshine we have had. This particular visit was Friday lunch with a friend, we got a table round the side outside and there was even blankets to put over our legs. I went for the... More 

1 Thank Essex111983
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to dine here for ages and will be returning very soon after having such a great time. Absolutely loved the food and the friendly service and the cakes to take away were magnificent. The Christmas decor made the cafe feel so special. See you again soon.

1 Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Broadway | Leigh-on-Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 719969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?