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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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“frittata” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (65 reviews)
“toasties” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
37 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I always visit Penny Black on my annual trip to Lyme. I was surprised to learn that Hattie is no longer the owner as the family were always very welcoming. However, the cafe hasn't lost any of its appeal and the new owners seems to...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Penny Black was absolutely lovely! We went there for afternoon lunch and coffees and were really happy with the cafe! The staff were amazing and really helpful and the food was delicious. A really great aesthetic too which you just don't find anymore. Would really...More

1  Thank Tommy F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This 50s style tearoom at the back of the post office has so much character! Friendly and welcoming staff. Tasty food and drinks. All round fantastic experience!

1  Thank Ischka F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here on a weekend based on the trip advisor reviews. Bad idea! The cafe is hidden at the back of the post office. The cafe is very small with a lot of random tat everywhere. The place seemed unclean and drinks are served...More

1  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I was looking at the curiosities and collactables in one of the many shops containing fossils, this has more antique and collactabes but also follows through to the most freindly and inviting tea room, run by a welcoming and freindly couple, its small...More

2  Thank lee s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parked just up the hill and stumbled upon this place at the back of a shop while buying some last minute holiday gifts. The whole 50's vibe is going on here with Elvis playing in the background and the cleverly decorated surroundings. The homemade scone...More

1  Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little 50's style tea room. I loved the decor of the tea room and the style of the proprietors was so cool and fitted perfectly. The food was delicious and the catered for vegetarian and gluten free customers. Great value for money. There was...More

2  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you just want a cup of tea, a slice of cake or a bite for lunch, this is well worth a visit. we visited 5 times throughout our week in Lyme Regis, and every time was great and reasonably priced. The teas, coffees, hot...More

1  Thank latus74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nearly didn't find this place tucked behind the post office but glad we did. Very pleasant staff and lovely decor. Even a threat for the dog. We had a toasted sandwich ( cheese& chorizo) & prawn sandwich both lovely and both had thick milkshakes. Spotlessly...More

Thank debg1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this totally by accident and what find. The staff are friendly and polite, the service is first rate. The coffee is well made, the cakes are wonderful and the milkshakes are fantastic. To quote my eldest, they are to much if goodness, like...More

Thank sympology
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18 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
USD 4 - USD 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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