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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 16 December 2020 via mobile

This is a great shop highly recommended for the cheese selection and other food items sold here the owner stuart is a good friendly chap and his staff are very friendly I would highly recommend this delicatessen and cafe

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

This cafe does made to order baguettes. I bought them daily to take walking. They were great value and very tasty. Smoked salmon and cream cheese and pate and chutney were particular favourites!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020

Popped in here for a couple of pasties to take on our walk. They were tasty and full of ingredients. Great value and lovely friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite and cup of tea. The proprietor was working alone but was so efficient, taking details for track and trace and making an excellent pot of strong tea, with extra hot water and complimentary biscuits. We had a baguette, Made...to order and a hot sausage roll with local chutney. Everything was presented nicely with a surprising attention to detail, a rare quality in a lot of food places. We were in Porlock house hunting, I hope we find a house and can make this our go to cafe.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

Not only does the Big Cheese have a fabulous range of interesting and delicious cheeses it serves the best coffee in Porlock. Also a great place to pick up your lunch to take with you on one of the local walks or a National Trust...adventure. Plus great friendly service.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

We visited twice – once for breakfast and again for coffee and cake another day. All food/drinks and the service were excellent. Without doubt, the best coffee and walnut cake we’ve found around Porlock. The name refers to the deli part – the eat in...tables are more traditional café. Cream teas and various cakes offered, plus a wider menu of light snacks (surprisingly un-cheesy ones). Deli goods looked fabulous but we did not buy. Very well worth a visit – we certainly come again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020

Probably the best cream tea I've ever had. Friendly service and good covid measures in place as well.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 July 2020

Just walked from Minehead to Porlock. Stopped at this cafe for a lovely cup of coffee. Great selection of local cheeses

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 13 July 2020

We happily returned to The Big Cheese, post ‘lockdown’. The arrangements and layout had been altered and we felt safe. We were welcomed by cheery, masked smiles,. The eyes told us! The range of cheeses were, as usual, tempting and coffees (cappuccino & Americano) delicious....The chat in new ‘friendship’ bubbles very pleasurable. Welcome back open BG.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2019

The proprietor 'knows his cheeses' and it's a great place to try and buy local cheeses that are in tip top condition. It's also a good place to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon tea. Great fresh bread and lots of delicious 'foodie' things.

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Yes, The Big Cheese offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Big Cheese offers delivery services.

  • The Big Cheese is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5