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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've just sited our caravan on a seasonal pitch near Ulverston and pop in for bits and bobs. We found this gorgeous cafe this weekend and we were blown away by the lovely Jane and Sam and their wee cafe. We only had a snack...this time.... freshly poached salmon in a lemon mayonnaise and a tuna sandwich. It was delicious. Quirky cafe with a great atmosphere, friendly and funny hosts and, amazing food. This has become our weekly go to place on our weekend excursions....please visit and treat yourself! (I won't mention Sam's jokes....but will mention Jane's lovely smile. As you can most probably tell, we loved it. Paul and ScottMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic discovery. Definitely not your average cafe. Lovely food served by a charming couple in a very different setting. Definitely one to try if you are around Ulverston. We would definitely love to go again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Wonderful cafe. The soup was delicious so was the bread pudding. Everyone was chatting to each other. Such a happy place. We came away smiling and can’t wait for the next visit.

Date of visit: March 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2024

wow your happiness is just what we are out to achieve thanks so much for your words really proves we are out to make sure all is great with your visit to our place. J&S.

Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Had lunch here for first time and we were very impressed. Quirky decor, friendly staff and the food and coffees were fantastic. We had the rarebit and triple decker club sandwich - don’t order the latter unless you are hungry as it stacked high with...filling. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

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

Reviewed 3 March 2024

This must be the most interesting place I have ever been for a cup of coffee. Very quirky and it felt like I was sitting in someone's front parlour ! Staff welcoming and even sung Happy Birthday to me. The food looked delicious and home...cooked I would definitely recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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samuel iskinazi, Owner at Fourpence Cafe & Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Just another perfect day for us at the Fourpence always glad to help with celebrations sure that you had a great day too. regards J&S.

Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

What a super little cafe. Lovely food made with care. Interesting menu options as well as old favourites. Quirky design which I liked as well.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 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 19 February 2024

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

Reviewed 3 February 2024 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 5 February 2024

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.

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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