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“So friendly, so lovely, so want to go back!”
Review of Charlie Friday's

Charlie Friday's
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
UK
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“So friendly, so lovely, so want to go back!”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

A freezing but sunny day in Lynton saw us picking Charlie Friday's largely on the basis of the friendly sign outside and the fairy lights inside! A warm welcome from the two women on duty saw us settled in for tea and a cinnamon scone and a coffee and kind of rocky road bar respectively.

Never having had a cinnamon scone before, I accepted the recommendation of clotted cream to go with it. The result: a slightly avant garde cream tea that was absolutely delicious. The range of beverages was truly incredible. I was very tempted by the offer of both Horlicks and Ovaltine!

The place is just sunny. Sunny paint, sunny furniture and sunny personalities. Both the staff (owners?) and people at others tables chatted with us. Our spaniel was presented with a blanket and a dog treat. The lavatories are clean and spacious.

Small people are as welcome as dogs - a blackboard and toy area with low sofas and so on. THERE IS ALSO WIFI which believe me, is rare in that part of the world!

Fairtrade coffee, unusual eats and charity collections makes this a positive, community focused enterprise.

In short: highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

A slightly bohemian/hippie style welcomes you as you enter this friendly local coffee shop and lunch venue. Good choices of drinks, homemade cakes and light lunches. Spicy Moroccan chickpea soup was outstanding. I don't usually comment on the toilet facilities, but the one here is excellent - not only clean, but spacious, dazzling and sunlit.

Visited March 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“great coffee”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stopped here for coffee after walking. The coffee is great and the whole cafe is very colourful. We didn't try the food, but the cakes did look great.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great smell of coffee”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

It was such a warm, welcome, smell after a very cold walk. The staff were friendly and service was quick. The home made soup was delicious and with such a selection of cakes the decision was a hard one. I can see why the place was so busy.
I would definitely visit again when in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Kitsons
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

very friendly, home made food. Dog welcome. loyalty card. They made special dog biscuits for the dog!

Visited March 2013
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Thank JoanWak
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