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“Good service, nice food”

Trinity House Coffee Shop
Ranked #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Coffee Shop is located within Axminster's only department store. It offers morning coffee, light lunches including gluten free, afternoon tea and weekly specials. All items on the menu are locally sourced and wherever possible home-made. The Coffee Shop provides traditional waiting service.
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Been a few years since I last ventured into the Trinity House coffee shop....but having opened my wallet to make a couple of purchases downstairs and as it was 11am it was time for coffee and cake!

What you get is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle where customers are politely asked not to use their mobile devices. Add to this old fashioned service, good food at reasonable prices and a pleasant team what more could people want? Everyone is smartly dressed and service is swift but unobtrusive. The menu has a great selection of snacks and light meals all sensibly priced and good value.

Axminster has a good choice of places to eat, yes this coffee shop is frequented by older clientele but that is probably because it offers a certain standard of service which they appreciate and no one can complain at that.

Nice place and will return again. No complaints.

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Thank PoshinDevon
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FOSCJ, Public Relations Manager at Trinity House Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you for returning to Trinity House Coffee Shop and leaving another delightful review.

We are very pleased to hear that you appreciate the ambience (without mobile phones), service and value for money.

We look forward to serving you again shortly.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Staff excellent. Coffee as I like it. Cakes look very good.
Tends to be an elderly clientel.
Good clean loos.

Thank Carol L
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FOSCJ, Public Relations Manager at Trinity House Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Thank you for leaving a 5* rating for your recent visit to the Trinity House Coffee Shop. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed it so much.

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I visted this cafe with my friend. Did look like a nice cafe, but looks can be deceiving. We had to be asked them to take our order. They seemed to involved with all the other custmors but us. As my friend and i are both young people we definitely felt the minority. The staff were rude, food was nothing special, and very expensive for what it was. Any young people should stay away from this place, felt like being in a old people home. Never again...

1  Thank Connie W
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FOSCJ, Public Relations Manager at Trinity House Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Thank you for leaving us feedback on your visit, which took place in February this year.

We welcome all constructive comments and we are therefore concerned by your remarks, particularly as they are not shared by many of our reviewers.

We take all feedback seriously and would like to say that we welcome all ages into the store. We do also invest in staff training, especially as we offer a complete table service, something which is rare to find in modern coffee shops.

We hope that you will visit us again.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Trinity House Coffee Shop really is surprisingly good. Given some of the local competition it shouldn't be the best place for morning coffee in Axminster - but it is!

The service is friendly,polite and efficient; coffees and teas are very good; and the cakes & pastries are delicious.

The cafe isn't furnished particularly well but get beyond that and the slightly "fuddy duddy" image and you will NOT be disappointed.

We've tried pretty much everywhere in Axminster during the last year or so and this is the only one we return to regularly for breakfast, morning coffee or afternoon tea.

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1  Thank Blagbobennychicks
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FOSCJ, Public Relations Manager at Trinity House Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Thank you for leaving a lovely review of your visit to Trinity House Coffee Shop.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoy the service and food - and delighted that you have returned at different times of the day to experience breakfast, morning coffee and afternoon tea. Perhaps you'll stay for lunch on another occasion?

We hope to see you again soon to reinforce your belief that TH Coffee Shop is the "best cafe in Axminster".

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Cream teas and plenty of charm. Excellent friendly service and a great variety of traditional food. Ideal place to catch up with friends in the centre of Axminster.

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Thank jrandgg
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