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Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited Christopher’s ,as I have many times before,will be not returning,very slow service,ordered cheese scone,got served the plain scone,too much que to change it,the butter was too cold to spread on scone,when I did manage ,scone fell apart,well to dry,clotted cream not nice,cheap jam,...thought the latte coffee would be ok,but was like drinking dish water,no frothy milk at all,girlfriend had the sponge cake,also was too dry,didn’t eat it,( days old,I think) a lot of money for rubbish food and drink,,( need to get more staff,too many people waiting for tables,that had not been cleared away)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cafe, I loved the history that was put on the menus and the pictures around the room. I’ve worked in food all my life so I’m not easily impressed. But I really was here! So much to choose from! The food was lovely, thought...was brilliant that there is even a doggie menu and you can have a cocktail aswell. I’m just gutted I wasn’t more hungry as I only had the afternoon tea, would have loved to have eaten their food. My partner’s breakfast was lovely, he really enjoyed it, the only bad thing I can say, he said he wished he had another butter, I gave him min so was easily sorted, then I only got one jam and it wouldn’t really spread, would of liked 2 jams. So really silly things you can pick at but that’s it! Was lovely and clean, staff was friendly. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Stumbled upon this little place before we hit the beach and it was wonderful. Food was great, cream tea was amazing, staff were brilliant! Gorgeous outside eating area with cover so you can sit outside even if it rains. My 1yr old daughter loved the...little rides and having a look around the arcade. Will definitely visit again next time we're in Yarmouth!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

We visited here at the weekend as we had done a lot of walking and wanted to get a coffee. I was impressed with the syrup selection and we both ordered amaretto lattes. However, unfortunately the drinks were really vile! They were machine based which...is fair enough as not all coffee shops/cafes offer barista style coffees and normally these taste fine as I have had them in other places lots of times. But they must be using something in it which is really cheap and nasty tasting, as the coffees tasted mostly of hot water, but with lumpy milk. I spent ages trying to spoon out the clumps of milk, but to not much avail. It was really off putting and tasted horrible. The amaretto tasted really strong at least, but I think this was because there was hardly any coffee in the drink; just syrup, hot water and milk. I was worried to be honest that the milk had gone off, but I think they're probably using condensed milk or something which really isn't mixing well with the coffee. I don't usually leave reviews scoring this low, but I felt that this was really needed to show how disappointed we were and how disgusting those drinks were.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Stopped off for a cuppa and a cake. Fabulous cherry pie for me and a jam roly poly for my daughter! Theres both an indoor and outdoor (covered) area so access is available for all. Definitely worth a visit to the old penny arcade next...door. £1 for 12 old pennies and we had some good fun on the old machines.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

This place was so disappointing. We had gone as a family with the grand children. It was a cold wet day and we were left standing waiting for a table, not good for elderly relative with mobility issues. While we were waiting children needed the...loo, not good. We eventually sat down at a table ourselves and were told off. As many people do these days because of covid we qioed the menus with our own dettol wipes, they were filthy. The children wanted sandwiches and juice the rest of us tea and cakes. The chikdren could not eat theirs - they were dry and curled up. We could not drink our teas and coffee's. They were stone cold . I do hope it is up for full refurbishment, it was tired and chattie. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Visited during October school holidays for a drink and cake whilst holidaying in the area. There was lots of choice with seating inside and out. Cakes were delicious.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

Stopped by for some tea and cake which both were delicious. Staff were lovely to talk to and got to see a dozen Sparrows up close which was great. Will be popping back soon to try out their hot food.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Shocking customer service from one member of staff, extremely rude! Scones very doughy not pleasant! Chocolate muffin cake very dry and tasteless!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely place, lovely food well worth a visit. Friendly service and a lovely selection of cream cakes and a very nice cup of tea.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Don’t often review, but the staff were so lovely and helpful thought it deserved one. My daughter is coeliac so headed here after seeing lots of recommendations on a GF FB group. She’s 8, and it’s very rare that you see GF children’s options. There...were probably 4 that she could chose from on the children’s menu which was brilliant. All 6 of us that went were very pleased with our lunches, and bought cake to take away (amazing selection!), plus a GF piece for my daughter. Very polite and helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. And nice surroundings too. We’ll definitely be returning on our next trip to Great Yarmouth.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Lots of gluten free options and good food. Sitting outside is nice if you don’t mind the rather tame sparrows They particularly like the peas.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

We arrived when the restaurant wasn’t that busy and ordered gluten free scones. These were small and has to be defrosted. They were dry and didn’t taste of anything. I got asked three times whether I wanted to visit their ‘cocktail shack’ on the side...of the building which looked like it was decorated by a 16 year olds. No one bought anything from the shack the whole time we were there a so I wasn’t going to. When we were trying to eat outside an old man attending the dying flowers surrounding the outside area kept brushing brushing past us as he walked by. We only wanted to be left alone. Overall it was a poor experienceMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Amazing food friendly staff good value for money nothing to much trouble I return here every year Chris and all the staff so welcoming it feels like have a meal with family The cocktail bar has just opened and has an amazing choice also on...Wednesday night there is a live singer as the fire works have started Can’t get enough of this placeMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Reasonably priced ,good portions ,nice surroundings and excellent cakes very pleasant staff. I had all day breakfast which was decent and filling if a little heavy on the baked beans kids meals were a decent size and tasty. Very much a small step back in...time to a more traditional tea roomMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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