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The Old Curiosity Shop

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9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our go to coffee and cake stop when we walk the dog along the beach from Ramsgate. Just a few steps up from the beach. Friendly staff, great cake. Free dog treats

Thank DW_Man
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE started going in for tea and coffee last year after moving down to the area. This is a little gem of a place. Sam makes you very welcome with a friendly touch. Plus the cake is excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Barry06
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little tea room, very quaint. Great for snack or afternoon tea with cake. Very friendly staff and happy to help. Animal friendly.

Thank Sandra D
Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in last December and the friendly staff were setting up for a kids Xmas party (you can hire it for parties). However, they still had time to chat, have a laugh and give a good service. If you're down the seafront and want somewhere quite snug to go for lunch or afternoon tea, this is the place to... More 

Thank mr97man
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff small cafe Cash only payment though. Good food variety of food and hot drinks. Dog friendly too. (Treats available)

Thank Tiggspoo
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

First time here and we will return. Limited menu which we didn't mind as it contained what we were looking for including some flexibility on the order. Jolly and friendly lady serving.

Thank Seasonedtraveller142
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I visited here with my Dad and our 3 dogs (bulldog, pug and a staffie!) a few weeks ago, we'd walked along the beach, the tide was in very high, it was so cold my fingers could've been amputated without pain relief. We popped in to The Old Curiosity Shop, our dogs were made welcome, people were friendly, the coffee... More 

Thank Elaine P
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited Broadstairs for the first time, and wanted to grab some lunch, we were a party of four, 3 adults and a teenager. We had a look around and liked the look of the old curiosity shop. When we went in we found a very 'english' setup, the lady behind the counter was very busy, but nothing was too... More 

Thank Dale C
Kent, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We seem to get to these premises once a year...once again not disappointed. Good coffee and great cake. Make sure you visit.

Thank 4779
Kent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Popped in here to get warm and have lunch. (Did have to go to a cash point first as they don`t take card). Friendly staff and good food. My Grandson was ecstatic about the Hotdog as it was in a `proper baguette`! Prices are very reasonable and we felt comfortable here. Will definitely go here again.

Thank Helen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
This is a tea room

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?