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Stop The World Cafe

113 Broadway | Leigh-on-Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PG, England
+44 1702 719969
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (79 reviews)
“cakes” (204 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 Broadway | Leigh-on-Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop the World is always busy but adds to the funky vibe. You can't book so that shows how popular it is. Great food, eggs amazing. Small and close-knit setting but all together a great place for breakfast/brunch. Highly recommend.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met glares at entrance, as if we were inconveniencing them by coming in, and throughout the visit the staff were rude, and uninterested- one waitress not even looking at us as she served our drinks. Staff were loudly moaning about each other, which wasn’t very...More

1  Thank Purplebananaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a friend for breakfast here at 8.30 on an extremely cold Feb day. Service was fine and food pretty good so no complaints there. Sat by the window and watched a dog tied up outside assumed it was a customers who had come in...More

2  Thank carolS220463
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here inbertween Christmas and New Year and had a great experience. We had not booked a table so had around a 30 minute wait but this was fine & we went for a wander around nearby shops. The food was definitely worth the...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our son & daughter in law here for a treat for her Birthday, we had never been,but they had. We got the last table at 9.30 on a January Sunday morning, so very busy. The decor is really lovely and the toilet was really...More

Thank hallett353
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday. We had booked and were glad that we did as the place was very busy. The Staff were friendly and attentive The high tea we all agreed was one of the best we have...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little cafe on Leigh Broadway with an extensive menu and great service. It can get cramped with the amount of people that visit but I think it only adds to the amazing, quirky atmosphere!

Thank JohnPeters15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an afternoon tea with family and it was wonderful the cakes were amazing. All of us were talking about how good the cakes tasted.

Thank Lovellly56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best brunch place in Leigh. Allow yourself sometime to get a table as the secret is already out. It is well worth it though

Thank Dele1207
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our first visit and certainly won't be our last! Husband thoroughly enjoyed his full English, and my poached eggs on toast with spinach was very tasty. Attentive customer service, lovely ambience, restaurant clean and welcoming. A bit more expensive than our usual haunts but it's...More

Thank Sheila S
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Questions & Answers
3 September 2017|
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Response from gracek92 | Reviewed this property |
They do ! They even do tofu now
Angela S
13 August 2017|
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Response from Vicki T | Property representative |
Hello Angela I'm afraid we can't cater for you. We are a cafe which has a small kitchen without a separate area to prepare certain foods Regards stoptheworldcafe
Sue o
1 December 2016|
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Response from Jimpendrigh | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no you can't book it's that popular. Worth the wait though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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