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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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“cakes” (48 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Popped in here on a recent stay in Lyme Regis, very small and tucked away behind the Post Office and through a kind of curiosity shop. Jacket potato, was barely warm and no crispy skin in sight, coffee wasn't the best either. Quirky retro style...More

1  Thank JamTart17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our very good coffee and Dorset apple cake at this quaint tucked away cafe. Our only criticism is that the cake range is limited mainly to slices of large traditional cakes - I am more of a Danish pastry fan!

Thank JofNinfield
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were shopping in the market when we stumbled upon this wonderful cafe. The service was excellent. The young lady behind the counter was dressed as Marilyn Monroe and was absolutely adorable!

Thank Cameron1999
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had the full English before a day of coastal walking. Food very nice and staff make an effort with vintage clothing which makes all the difference. It is right next to an antique/,fossil market. Loved it.

Thank Chop63
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is real little find. Right up the top of the High Street on the right inside the curio shop, which is also interesting. The décor in the café is great. All rock 'n roll and cinema. The effect is lovely, but not as lovely...More

Thank victhegeordie6
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Last day in Lyme Regis and we found this wonderful place. Friendly staff, lovely setting and outstanding food. Nothing else to say except ‘have lunch there’.

Thank Clive H
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A little tricky to find as it is down a small alley but so glad we did! Delicious coffee and the Rocky Road was AMAZING! Full of local people which was great as we felt a really warm welcome. It does get busy but really...More

Thank Lovetoshine
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for morning coffee. Huge large mugs and really friendly owners/staff. We decided there and then to return later for lunch which we did. Fabulous toasties with plentiful fillings. Wish we’d had room for their delicious looking cakes. Will definitely return to to try...More

Thank lesleypuplett
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a reservation for 12 for an impromptu gathering of the generations for a first birthday. The staff were lovely and very helpful. The daily specials suited us all. The milkshakes (I am told) were fabulous and the hot chocolate was decadent - oh...More

Thank DaisyMinor
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

From ringing up to book a table for a large number of people to food and drinks everything was great :-) lovely polite staff and great food and drinks to match :) went out there way to help us celebrate our little boys first birthday...More

1  Thank Mark P
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
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
17 April 2017|
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Response from Penny-BlackCafe | Property representative |
Yes we do. We offer gluten free bread so you can have any of the sandwiches or toasties as well as jacket potatoes, homemade soup and fritatta. For sweets we have gluten free caramel shortbread, rocky road and cake! x
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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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