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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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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited for breakfast, the food is delicious in a 50's environment with lovely background music, excellent service and of course brilliant food, lovely place to visit and eat.

2  Thank sgth77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Somerset for the weekend with my family (8 people). We decided to spend a very wet and windy day at Lyme Regis. After walking around for a while looking for somewhere to eat, my dad spotted the sign for Penny Black, not...More

1  Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this love little tea room by chance, hidden away in the antiques centre off the main street. Absolutely beautiful, very reasonable and great service. Definitely worth calling in for a drink and a delicious cake!

1  Thank Adele T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away at the back of the Post Office is good cakes, breakfast, sandwiches, and friendly service, which comes in the form of The Penny Black cafe.

1  Thank Woody838
Reviewed 7 September 2018

What a find! Tucked away at the back of the Post Office which also boasts some very nice market stalls. Lovely ambiance, reasonable cost and great service. In the latter case, they only took over 3 days ago. Retro in style. If you are in...More

2  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We found this lovely retro cafe at the back of the curio market and Post Office. The new owners started today and were learning the ropes but that didn’t stop us having a lovely mocha and flat white. The ambiance is great, thoroughly enjoyable.

2  Thank nigel p
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing cafe! We visited a few times. Yummy milkshakes. Fantastic Gluten Free lunch options plus numerous GF cakes...the GF rocky road was to die for! We went back for more. Would highly recommend...lovely staff. Thanks

2  Thank EmmyButton
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

While visiting the antiques centre we saw the little csfe behind. So decide we would go for morning coffee and we had a lovely coffee and the girls loved there milkshakes.

1  Thank AndrewBu2012
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Fantastic little cafe, lovely retro styling right down to the mismatched plates. Really friendly staff, food was excellent, best brie, bacon and Cranberry toastie I've had. Kids loved the milkshakes

1  Thank Kerrie P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Came here for light lunch and not disappointed. It is a small cafe but great atmosphere. Friendly staff and yummy food. Had the tuna toasties and then scones with cream. Mmmm...

1  Thank tubbymuch
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2018|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
There are several car parks in Lyme Regis which are close to The penny black.
3 April 2018|
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Response from Andy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are 😁
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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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