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) #93 of 249 Restaurants in Torquay €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe
8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611694
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 - 17:00All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British
€€ - €€€
8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came on a short visit from Holland and were drawn to the attractive and colourful exterior. Very good coffee, great service, perfect location. This place certainly has potential!

Thank Martrovich
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was tempted to come in by the lovely ladies outside offering samples. Between the two of us we had 4 generously sized tapas, a wine and a tea for just £12! Out standards are high and we absolutely loved the food!! Service was super friendly!...More

Thank deedle85
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went to this cafe for breakfast and we were so pleased to be able to order an omelette for breakfast. Many cafes do not have them on their breakfast menus. The cafe was very clean and fresh and the service was excellent as were the...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Well presented place. Two chaps behind the counter were welcoming. I ordered the Full English mid-morning. The leaf tea was good and while waiting a delicious cake sample was brought to me. However, the breakfast was awful and potentially hazardous. The whites of both eggs...More

Thank Tryharder42
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We used to love going to Serendipity- the menu was different from other places, it was cosy with good service and the cakes/pastries were always very tempting! BUT on our last visit we found new owners who were not as friendly, the cakes looked pretty...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Really friendly service. Very clean. Well-presented sandwiches with extra salad & crisps or chips. Delicious home-made cakes. Hard-working family business. Good that a cafe is willing to stay open till quite late as visitors don't always want a large dinner, but prefer a sandwich or...More

Thank l415cpj
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Thought I'd try this little cosy cafe as not been in since it changed hands. The service is much more friendly than previously, the food is average but ok Good luck to the new owners

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We found Serendipity in Torquay by accident really. It was very clean and the staff were welcoming. The food was very nice and the cakes on display looking extremely tempting and keenly priced.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Nicely presented cafe, with wonderfull staff. We were treated to a choice of wonderfull cakes and food. Appeared to be all made fresh on the premises, and at reasonable value Nice decor, and overall highly recommended

Thank Gav A
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Had a light lunch hear was small but nice. Nice selection of cakes in the glass cabinet but I had the dumplings see the pic very nice staff where friendly, overall a nice experience.

Thank coach_driver39
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611694
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We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!
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