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The Loft

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16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 261382
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Poole, United Kingdom
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842 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

On a visit to Dorchester we fancied a cup of tea and stopped at this cafe which is in one of the narrow streets off the main shopping street. There is inside and outside seating and as it was a lovely day we sat out. You go in to order and they bring the drinks to you. The staff were... More 

Thank AngieP49
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Stopped here for a bite to eat and a coffee on a brief visit to the town. Loved the place, the food, and the coffee. Friendly staff, good selection of healthy food options. Great place to spend a few quiet moments reading the paper and sipping good quality coffee. Worth making the effort to find.

Thank Mick B
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had a lovely, relaxing lunch here today, after waiting for 10 minutes somewhere else to have our order taken. The food is all homemade and freshly cooked. We only wanted a snack and we each had a savoury pastry which was served with a side salad. Very good value for money. If you can, sit at the table in... More 

Thank GMT2164
Deal, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

What is there not to like!? Good efficient friendly staff and good menu. Suffering from food allergies we were delighted to find gluten and diary free food available. We decided on tea and cake for a late lunch in the end and the cakes were fabulous!! Especially the GF/DF Lemon cake - wonderful texture and flavour!! The décor is fun... More 

Thank CandP13
Hawkshead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Get here quick before they are gone superb food friendly staff excellent coffee, move away from the chains and support brilliant places like this

Thank garryhobbs
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A great quirky little place, small seating available upstairs with lots of little touches to give it a good personality. Had an amazing pesto chicken salad, prompt service from cheerful staff.

Thank Sean_Fellows
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Met friends at The Loft for coffee, Between us we had two well behaved dogs we were all welcomed warmly and dogs made a fuss of. The coffee was lovely, we chatted and then decided to stay for early lunch as the food looked so tasty. It was I had a cheese scone with grilled goats cheese and red pepper... More 

Thank Helen P
Hereford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for a quick cup of coffee but was tempted by the flapjack It was probably the best I have ever tasted The welcome that we received and the friendly service made it A lovely introduction to Dorchester

Thank colin a
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We are regulars.Every time we come to Dorchester we go to the Loft for delicious food. The Scrambled egg is great ,scones are brilliant,and there is always something new on the menu.and the staff are so friendly and helpful.See you soon all at the loft .Florence and Lucca

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Popped into Dorchester town centre after a lovely walk around Maiden Castle. Looking for lunch we found this wonderful Gem. My Husband had one of the daily specials of a warmed chicken sandwich on tomato bread with a side and poachers chips. I had a warm ciabatta with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and olive oil, along with two fabulous Hot Chocolates... More 

Thank Helen H

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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
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261382

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