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Hendover Cafe

11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
+44 1305 265904
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (98 reviews)
“panninis” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Good to come to this place again, and have a refreshing cup of tea and café that was on special offer with friends - another good place that will willing accept dogs and the dog was made a fuss of so they were happy too...More

1  Thank Ann L
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely cafe. Made to feel very welcome for breakfast with friends on a rainy morning. The staff made a big fuss of our dog and brought him some sausages to eat. We all enjoyed our meal and found the atmosphere modern and efficient.

Thank Jane B
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you Jane, We are glad you all enjoyed your time in the cafe and we wish you your friends and of course your pooch a great new year Paul and the staff

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Called in on a Saturday morning for breakfast after seeing sign of 2 for 1 on English breakfasts. Excellent full English breakfast and 2 coffees for £11. Could not fault.

Thank terence047
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Well that took me totally by surprise. Popped in for breakfast whilst getting my motorbike serviced and was simply stunned by the size and quality of the English breakfast. Really delicious. Even the ketchup and brown sauces are homemade. Very friendly and accommodating couple running...More

Thank Chris G
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Chris, Just a quick thank you for your review, our job is to leave customers with a smile on their face, so job done with you. Thanks Paul and the staff

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We popped into Hendover Cafe purely because of being dog friendly and we had our pooch with us. We were surprised at how friendly we were made to feel, nothing was too much trouble and the coffee, homemade biscuits and breakfasts are amazing! Top ingredients...More

Thank Nicola S
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hello Nicola, Thank you we appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you and your pooch again. Paul and the staff

Reviewed 20 November 2017

We stopped for breakfast on a cold Sunday morning. We all had something different but everyone agreed that it was delicious. They also had homemade brown and red sauce. It was lovely and clean. There was also disabled toilet. The only thing wrong was that...More

Thank Maggi M
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hello Maggi, Thank you for your review and lovely comments we are happy you enjoyed your visit and in future I will get the staff to sit on the chairs in the morning to warm them up for you. Paul and staff

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this cafe is Carole, always there, always friendly, always smiling... It should be called Carole’s.

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I went into the Hendover café (not too sure how long since the name change from Paninis) but some of the décor has been done along with the history of the name on the tables - called in for a nice cup of tea with...More

Thank Ann L
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello Ann, Thank you for your review and very happy that you and your friends and of course your pooch enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you next time. Paul and the staff

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Only stopped in for a mid-morning pot of tea. Service very good and everywhere, including the toilet, very clean. Quite refreshing in these days of fast food outlets that don't seem to care.

Thank ilderv0
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and glad you enjoyed your visit, takes allot of hard work to keep the toilets up to standard and not many people mention it so thank you Paul and the staff.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We'd been in Dorchester on Sunday morning and, having passed the cafe before, we decided to call in and have the Sunday Roast. It was as good a decision as we've made in a long time! Paul and his very friendly staff provided us with...More

Thank Upton72
paulcol2011, Manager at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello Upton, Thank you for your lovely review and sorry it has taken me so long to acknowledge it. We are glad you enjoyed your roast and puds and we look forward to seeing you again. Paul and staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England (Formerly Cafe Paninis)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 265904
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A bright and attractive contemporary cafe offering fast and friendly service. Large range of meals and snacks made using fresh ingredients. Family and dog friendly! Healthy and interesting children's menu and choices for special diets and requirements. Pre-orders and takeaway service available. Private parties catered for by arrangement. Open 7 days a week.
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