Venecci Coffee Lounge

Venecci Coffee Lounge

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+44 7873 673744+ Add website
Hours
Sun
9:00 - 23:00
Mon
9:00 - 18:00
Tue
9:00 - 18:00
Wed
9:00 - 18:00
Thu
9:00 - 18:00
Fri
9:00 - 23:00
Sat
9:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant primarily serve Healthy cuisine?
About
Venecci Coffee Lounge is a family run business located along the seafront in Thorpe Bay Essex. Our menu offers a variety of affordable snacks and beverages ranging from: coffee , soft drinks to alcohol, as we are a fully licensed bar. We provide outdoor and indoor seating to suit different preferences, we are dog friendly, parrot friendly and antelope friendly. Come inside to relax and listen to a mixture of songs from the 50's to the 90's while enjoying a slice of delicious cake, or perhaps a Mr whippy when its hot!
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles51 reviews
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nikndel
Benfleet412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Booked Groupon afternoon tea. Arrived a bit early as traffic was quiet and was seated straight away. Some free parking outside and we got a space. Everything about a our visit was faultless a extremely polite and accommodating girl who served us . Food drinks and amount were plenty and great we had to bring some home very relaxing visit on a cold December afternoon
Written 10 December 2022
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Ian
Tenerife10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
We booked for Mother’s Day lunch and were very impressed at the quality, freshness and presentation of our food. Staff were busy but still attentive and couldn’t do enough for everyone, We’ve previously had breakfasts and tea and cake there on other visits and will definitely be back. Thank you for your lovely food and look forward to coming back for more soon!
Written 27 March 2022
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Jane
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We have heard loads about this place so really wanted to try it out, we went for breakfast/lunch and it was great! Staff were so helpful, the decor in this place is beyond amazing- very quirky, we could spend all day looking at everything in here. Very nostalgic with all of the 80's gadgets. Toilet is amazingly decorated too! Whats not to love about this place
Written 2 January 2023
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85anwari
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Quite possibly. We’d booked in advance… even had our booking confirmed via email by them a day prior…but they hadn’t excepted us. So we patiently waited 30 minutes during which we didn’t get offered any tea (we eventually asked for some) but were told we weren’t able to have any of the promised mini cakes as they weren’t prepared. We eventually received shop bought scones, jam and cream slapped messily into bowls, savoury pastries cooked from the freezer, a roughly cut flapjack from a packet (i.e., shop bought) taken off the counter, and bought in sliced cake (actually the best thing by a mile). The sandwiches were okay… but the cheese sandwiches had been made with the rind left on. The waitress, while pleasant, seemed far more interested in brushing her hair and eating chips at the counter than us. Oh, and no-one remembered this was a birthday booking. Got to admire their front, but surely they must realise this isn’t good enough. We’ve been to many, many other cafes in Southend and beyond have genuinely never experienced a less customer-focused approach or worse value for money elsewhere. You have been warned!
Written 10 August 2023
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SJB
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Shocking service from the moment I stepped inside the venue! We were greeted with a rude and aggressive tone from a lady who barked at us that they didn’t have our booking - we had booked for 7 people for afternoon tea originally, then this morning phoned up to change the booking to 8. That is two phone calls to confirm our booking. Clearly a mistake on their part, we were told they only had us down for 2 people. I understand that mistakes happen but they way in which this was dealt with was totally shocking and unacceptable. The lady proceeded to yell over to us, causing other diners to fall silent and made it very awkward; we were made to feel like it was our fault. Not once did a member of staff actually come over to us to explain what was happening or to apologise; we were stood waiting in utter awkwardness wondering what was going on. At this point, we felt totally unwelcome. I then heard the member of staff talking to another customer saying that they didn’t have enough food for 8 people, seemingly communicating with everyone except us. A huge shame as it was for my Nan’s 77th birthday. As we left, the lady proceeded to just shrug her shoulders as if we were the problem and the whole situation was an inconvenience for her.
Written 30 December 2023
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bkkbrad
Southend-on-Sea15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Had a really lovely afternoon tea at Venecci today. Very easy to book using their website. Got a phone call this morning to ask what filling we wanted for the sandwiches. When we arrived drink orders were taken and our afternoon tea was ready within 5 minutes. Everything was delicious, fresh and top quality. The main food menu looks really nice & very reasonable. The staff are very genuine & friendly. The decor is great. It has a really cool retro feel to the place. And the toilet...definitely the best toilet you'll visit in Southend or anywhere else!! We'll definitely be back again soon.
Written 4 April 2022
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Kevin K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Had a great afternoon there on Friday had a great afternoon tea and the atmosphere was fantastic they had a live singer and karaoke. Great staff, great food and great experience. Will be going back there this Sunday for a roast dinner and more fun. Ps check out the toilets got to be the best in the town lol
Written 4 June 2022
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essexalison
Rayleigh95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
What a great find! Had an afternoon tea and was really impressed with the choice of sandwiches and the overall quality of the food. The cakes weren’t huge but tbh by the time you’ve munched through the sarnies, pieces of sausage roll and a scone with cream & jam we couldn’t fit them in and so chose to take ours home. Staff were really friendly and there is a lovely retro feel, busy for a Tuesday afternoon though so maybe worth booking ahead.
Written 1 February 2023
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Clare B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Visited Venecci’s this morning for a catch up with a friend and this was the first time I had been after seeing it driving past. The lady serving us was chatty and friendly and made us very welcome. The food was lovely, I ordered a sausage and fried egg sandwich and it was in lovely thick fresh bread. The menu had alot of variety so will be back to try some other things. We had great teas and coffees and we ended up sitting outside for a few hours as it was such a lovely place to visit. Toilets were so cool as well! Will definitely be back again.
Written 5 June 2024
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Carrieonsos
Essex353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
Love this little place, great decor and ambience. Popped in this afternoon for tea and cake, which is always delicious. They didn’t have too much choice on display but that was fine as the orange chocolate cake happens to be our favourite. The waitress was lovely and friendly even though she was rushed off her feet. Could possibly have done with a hand.
Written 11 November 2022
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mitchcolins
Southend-on-Sea45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Went there Sunday morning with my son. Waitress was a nice girl but didn’t really know what she was doing, I’m guessing she was new. Son ordered sausage sandwich and chips, I’m a vegan but luckily I’m not that fussy because there’s nothing for vegans. I ended up having the vegetarian breakfast without the egg. My sons food turned up and the sausages were undercooked. My breakfast was very basic, the veggie sausage was nasty. Ended up eating the chips, the hash brown and the toast. Food was below average and staff didn’t know what they were doing.
Written 6 September 2023
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kerry o
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Had a lovely Afternoon Tea with friends at Venecci's, phoned up to buy a voucher for 3 people and booked a few months later. We had a very helpful waitress called Rebecca, nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend for a relaxed experience coming here, will be back soon
Written 28 January 2024
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R J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
we called and booked yesterday for a table of 7, and called today to add one person to make it 8. we turned up on time for our booking, and were told we booked for 2 people, and it was expanded this morning to 3, which is an obvious mistake on your part, as we confirmed 8 people over the phone this morning. when we said this, the woman was rude and said “it was only booked for 2 people”. the woman then yelled at her colleague who let her know our booking was over the phone and her reply was “yes i know they called”, and this was yelled across the restaurant to us at the door. we were then left to stand at the door, and not a single thing was said to us for about 5 minutes. no apology about the mistake and a horrific attitude when we were about to spend £200 odd pound in this establishment. what a horrible way to speak to both potential customers and colleagues alike.
Written 30 December 2023
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Jacqueline B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Booked a table for Mother's day. Menu was excellent had a lovely lamb roast yum! The dessert was fabulous too and they weren't fazed by request for extra gravy and custard! Amazing cakes if your stopping for just coffee. There's plenty on offer here from cake to breakfasts and sandwiches Lovely clean surroundings and beautifully decorated! Stop many a time for coffee outside here but even better DOG FRIENDLY you beauties!
Written 27 March 2022
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Voyager734379
Southend-on-Sea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Lovely family run business. Customer service and food is exceptional and reasonably priced. Seafront Location is superb for a quiet meal or just a drink, all just a short walk from central Southend.
Written 5 June 2022
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