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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611694
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

A welcoming Patisserie and Bistro. Choices? So many temptations to choose from on the menu and then there is the specials board, not forgetting the 'all day' breakfast. This is what I ate. Blueberry Pancakes, scattered with extra blueberries, softened butter, 2 rashers of bacon...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely little place, as I am local I have been here many times. Food was always great, service was very good, but now after a small matter of an order mix up unfortunately after the way I was treated when it was...More

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Brad G, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to convey your thoughts of the previous management. The new owners of Serendipity endeavor to provide a first class service to all our customers.

Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We came across this delightful little place whilst visiting Torquay for the day and we were happy we had. A small cafe serving a lovely selection of sandwiches, salads and hot meals as well as gorgeous looking cakes! My husband and I both had a...More

Thank Stephsoontobeough
Reviewed 21 May 2014

From the all day breakfast, to their specials board, the hardest thing is choosing what meal to have. They are all equally excellent with lovely fresh ingredients and are divine. Their cakes are the best I have ever tasted, with a wonderful array of choice...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We always visit Serendipity when in Torquay. Fresh water just at boiling point is always used for the tea and the cakes and scones are to die for.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Me and my son have had many cakes from here, one of torquays best cake shop by far, with plenty of cakes to choose from the hardest thing is choosing what cake to have :-)

Thank MrsLHP
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

What a lovely cafe, I had the best scrambled eggs ever! My husband had an excellant all day breakfast. Lovely staff.We will be back!!!!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This place is a little gem, we're visiting Devon at the moment for a few days and we've been here twice already each time we've been we've had the Devon Cream teas which are scrummy , the staff are really friendly too and we love...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 10 May 2014

What a pleasant surprise this was when I first found the café. I am now a regular, staff very pleasant, café spotlessly clean, and the food and coffee superb. As for their scrambled eggs, well best I have ever tasted. Pat.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I have had lunch four times at Serendipity recently with today, 8th May, being the last. I have always found the food delicious; I have had the lush lemon and prawn risotto three times and the chicken and red pesto tagliatelle I had today was...More

Thank Anne K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611694
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We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!
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