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“Perfect cakes!”

Beckett's coffee shop
Ranked #1 of 14 Dessert in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$6
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Beckett's is a small, family-run, dog-friendly coffee shop off the beaten track in lovely Skinner Street. We serve a small but ever-changing menu made from local ingredients where possible including delicious soups and 'beckanini' - which are large, soft and not gum-cloggingly dry. Our cakes are all sticky and home-made using real butter and free-range eggs (the rhubarb and custard cake is a favourite) and new this year are home-made cookies. The coffee is delicious and all Fairtrade.
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“Perfect cakes!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I've often been past Becketts but it's always been packed so I was delighted to spot a table for our party of four, plus Presley our dog. The lady was super friendly, bringing water for Presley and some little doggy treats. I was impressed with the homely, comfortable atmosphere where nothing was too much trouble. We all picked from the range of amazing, home baked cakes which vary depending on the day. We had chocolate and butterscotch, white chocolate and raspberry and lemon drizzle, all served warm with ice cream or cream or cold depending on your preference. The slices of cake are enormous and the lady said they wrap up any you can't manage to take home for later, she was right, we were beaten!! The walls are like a giant library with some brilliant books that you can read there or buy (we bought two.)
We stayed in Whitby for a week and called in Becketts every time we saw an available table. I can see why it's so popular, the staff are genuinely lovely and the food is amazing.

  • Visited August 2014
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Woolley, null, United Kingdom
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“So Good”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

What a great little place ! Friendly, good atmosphere, great coffee, even better cakes...spent up at becketts but what a treat :) Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“The best cake I've eaten!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Mum and I popped in here for a cuppa and a slice of cake after reading all the reviews and it didn't dissapoint. Staff were friendly and saw to us straight away. I spent an age looking after the cake display before deciding on the banana and toffee cake. YUMMY!

  • Visited August 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We went to Becketts on the last day of our holiday. What a great place to go. Homemade cakes to die for and the cookies were fantastic(also homemade). Run by a lovely family, who are all friendly and cheerful! They do becketini's that are like paninni's but much better! Filled with smoked bacon and cheese. Gorgeous! Dog friendly and people friendly too!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank TheAverySmiths
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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“Go big or go home!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The biggest wedge of lovely cake and "proper" coffee served with a smile.
Great to be served with people that have personality and want to be there.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Paul R
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