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All reviews fish chowder club sandwich rarebit sandwiches homemade jams pudding for sale antique shop quirky place curiosity shop brown roll excellent coffee tea and cake lovely little cafe bite to eat fabulous food friendly atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must have walked past this little place so many times and actually hadn’t realised it was a cafe! A wonderful and unique eatery where everything around you is available to buy! The true star of the show is the food. The fish chowder is...delicious, as was the apple crumble. I can’t wait to go back and try some more of the dishes from the menu. Friendly service and delicious fresh food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

just a perfect review so glad you decided to pop in and hope to see you soon regards J&S.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to be honest I was a little put off by the limited menu but how wrong I was. This dog friendly cafe is eclectic and utterly, most definitely welcoming. The food is all freshly prepared by Sam and Jane is friendly and helpful...at front of house. You can't help but look around at all the old memorabilia that is the decor, most of which is for sale! The specials boards contain delights that are not always found in chain cafes that is for sure. Hearty homemade soups and wonderful puds. I didn't try their homemade lemonade or limeade but I did hear others complimenting it. All I can say is you should not visit Ulverston and now pop in and try their food and drinks. I even left with a couple of wooden brushes that were on sale.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

wow what a star you both are thanks and hope to see you soon love J&S.

Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful wholesome lunch - Perfect portion size & so tasty & fresh ! We really really enjoyed & wish we lived closer as would be in all the time ! Owners were so friendly and made us feel very welcome - thanks ever...so much ! * Rarebit & club sandwich are 👌🏽More

Date of visit: January 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

many thanks both so glad you liked our place and hope to see you soon, regards J&S.

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Had another brilliant visit to this lovely cafe. Jane and Sam run a wonderful little cafe that’s also full of lovely surprises like a little treasure emporium. I also bought a Winnie the Pooh scarf as well as coffees and fruit loaf. Where else can...you do that!!! Full of interesting bits and bobs. Good puddings board and drinks menu. Will always go here on any Ulverston visit!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Just great to hear this so glad you liked our place hope to see you soon, regards J&S.

Reviewed 16 November 2023

We came across Fourpence Cafe by chance when visiting Ulverston. What a discovery! We enjoyed Sam's Seafood Chowder served with a lovely fresh generous warm bread roll. The soup was superb and a meal in itself and would not have been out of place in...a Michelin starred restaurant. We were warmly welcomed by Sam, immaculate in his chef's whites who had strayed into the cafe from the kitchen just as we arrived. Our coffee was offered with hot milk and was delicious. There was a stream of customers entering the cafe who were obviously regulars and greeted by Jane. The array of curios, hats, hatboxes and memorabilia crammed around the walls of the cafe and available to purchase was fascinating and contributed to an unforgettable visit. We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

thanks thanks thanks great you liked our place and our food hope to see you next in town, regards J&S.

Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

We have just had breakfast at this super cute and quirky cafe and we will definitely be back! My husband had the full English which he said was cooked perfectly, using very good quality ingredients. I had the baked eggs Provençal style which were absolutely...delicious - two eggs in a gorgeous herby tomato sauce and baked in the oven, served with fresh warm brown bread and butter. So tasty. All washed down with a pot of tea for two. Lovely friendly service and so much to see and for sale, including the table and chairs we sat at! Dog friendly too and provided a bowl of water for our little dog. We’re only visiting Ulverston for the day but will make a beeline for this cafe if we return!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

thanks a million glad you liked our place and our food hope to see you again soon, regards J&S.

Reviewed 16 August 2023

Wonderful little cafe and collectibles shop. Like going back to a more elegant friendly time. Jane and Sam are lovely hosts who really care about what they do. We rediscovered them today after more than ten years. We used to go regularly to their place...over near Carnforth which was the Hat Trick Cafe. It was a delight to see them again and enjoy tea and coffee with home made scones and fruitloaf snacks. The cafe is quirky, but really interesting, and we met some of their regular customers who were charming and very friendly. If you love something different that takes you back to the days when dining was a treat to be savoured, then THIS is the place to be. My wife and I will be back again soon. Ulverston has some quality attractions including the Laurel and Hardy Museum and much more as well. The whole area is a smashing day out. Dont miss animal park too.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

wow it was really good to see you both and so glad you like our place, see you soon J&S.

Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

We called into this lovely little cafe for a quick lunch with our boys. The cafe is really quirky inside and run by a lovely couple who made us feel very welcome. I had a jacket potato with tuna and cucumber, it was really delicious....The boys fancied hot chocolates and a pudding each which they really enjoyed. Hubby had a chocolate crème brûlée. He really enjoyed this. A really unusual little place serving lovely, fresh food.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

wow bless you you and your family were a pleasure to serve hope to see you again soon, J&S.

Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Just called in as the presentation from outside caught our attention. The menu looked promising and as we learned, the quality of the food was superb! DELICIOUS chowder, tomato soup and apple banana and date crumble. Lovely inside and a friendly couple who run it....I very highly recommend the cafe. Closing temporarily for around a month, but head there when Jane and Sam reopen!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2023

wow thanks for the comments so glad you both liked our place see you on our return regards J&S.

Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

We happened upon this cafe by chance and I was enchanted by all the brushes hanging in the window. We went in and were transported to a different time. The table was laid for us with a fresh, white tablecloth and although we were only...visiting for tea and cake it was superb. We loved all the goods that were displayed and for sale. Everything was at such reasonable prices and the owners Jane and Sam were so welcoming. We will return I'm sure.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2023

wow wonderful comments hope to see you again soon regards J&S.

Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely place, very friendly atmosphere, rarebit was excellent and the owner/staff were fab! We'll be back!

Date of visit: January 2023
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2023

wonderful news thanks for your kind review hope to see you again soon. J&S.

Reviewed 8 January 2023

No hot food other than soup at 245pm. Went to cafe minutes away that offered lovely coffee and hot food until 4pm. This was Britain back in time closing before the time has started. Tired feel to the place and owners come first not the...customer. Will never return and time to move on .More

Date of visit: January 2023
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2023

wonderful news thanks for your wise comments. J&S.

Reviewed 20 October 2022

We stumbled across this cafe after a visit to the Laurel and Hardy museum. There are only a few tables in what is also a small antique shop ( that also seems to have a large stock of bottle and other random brushes). Dog friendly...with customer toilet as well. My other half had the club sandwich which he said was delicious. I was hoping for the rarebit but sadly they had sold out so I had a sandwich which was nice. The soups also looked delicious. Also shout out for the homemade limeade. Just wish I had room for the lovely sounding desserts. Good value for moneyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2023

wonderful news hope to see you again soon. J&S.

Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

Called in with friends for a coffee and a bite to eat. I had the smoked fish chowder which was really good; everyone enjoyed the food and the coffee. The place itself is amazing, you could spend hours looking around all of the items they...have for sale. Very friendly couple who run the place. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2023

wonderful news hope to see you again soon. J&S.

Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Called ion to this what I thought was an antiques , curiosity shop and how please we were. Welcomed by Sam at the door, shown to our table, given menu’s as per usual, when going into a cafe/restaurant. Chose the Smoked Fish Chowder. Mmm wow...is all I can say. My wife has a special Welsh rarebit, another fantastic dish. All washed down with there nome made Lime and Lemonade.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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samuel i, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Wow truly an outstanding review so glad you enjoyed our place and hope to see you soon regards J&S.

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YES! our soups are GF, baked pots GF, GF rolls, Wraps and sliced bread not so many sweets. hope this helps?
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Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5