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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611 694
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Showing 137: English reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today ordered a blt sandwich which was smothered in butter and the bacon was cold. Partner ordered beef roll with horseradish mayo. Very thin slice of Beef came covered in gravy in the roll. Chips looked and tasted like microwave chips. Salad was not fresh. Lady working there was rude and not friendly. Would not recommend this... More 

Thank Erin T
South West England
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for coffee & cake. Friendly service, clean establishment & good coffee & cake. Will definitely be back when next in Torquay.

Thank Esperanto-uk
Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been here before over the years and it was always good. This year we decided to go in for our usuall coffee and cake. They now only do drinks and no cake. On our way out we glad to stride over a large dog belonging to the shop to get out.

Thank SusanP082
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited here for lunch and it was delightful. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and even took some time to talk to us, which was a lovely touch, The sandwiches were delicious and of a generous size representing good value for money. Please give this place a go. They are licensed which means you can have a sneaky... More 

Thank miandma2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came on a short visit from Holland and were drawn to the attractive and colourful exterior. Very good coffee, great service, perfect location. This place certainly has potential!

Thank Martrovich
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was tempted to come in by the lovely ladies outside offering samples. Between the two of us we had 4 generously sized tapas, a wine and a tea for just £12! Out standards are high and we absolutely loved the food!! Service was super friendly! Great small business! Would much sooner visit here than any chain in torquay.

Thank deedle85
Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went to this cafe for breakfast and we were so pleased to be able to order an omelette for breakfast. Many cafes do not have them on their breakfast menus. The cafe was very clean and fresh and the service was excellent as were the omlettes. Also they had a very nice display of cakes, pastries and savouries. Would recommend... More 

Thank Diane M
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Well presented place. Two chaps behind the counter were welcoming. I ordered the Full English mid-morning. The leaf tea was good and while waiting a delicious cake sample was brought to me. However, the breakfast was awful and potentially hazardous. The whites of both eggs were burnt, the fried bread was burnt, the bacon, shriveled to the size of a... More 

Thank Tryharder42
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We used to love going to Serendipity- the menu was different from other places, it was cosy with good service and the cakes/pastries were always very tempting! BUT on our last visit we found new owners who were not as friendly, the cakes looked pretty bog standard and the menu was boring. Such a shame to have completely lost its... More 

Thank Christine M
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Really friendly service. Very clean. Well-presented sandwiches with extra salad & crisps or chips. Delicious home-made cakes. Hard-working family business. Good that a cafe is willing to stay open till quite late as visitors don't always want a large dinner, but prefer a sandwich or similar.

Thank l415cpj

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611 694
We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!

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