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The Loft

16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 261382
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sausage rolls” (18 reviews)
“warm chicken” (8 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a must for anyone coming into Dorchester. All home cooked products, just the aroma as you walk past this place will pull you in.

Thank bethany2410
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here for a quick lunch stop, excellent food, friendly welcome, definitely worth a try if you’re in Dorchester

Thank MickBarber
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We popped in for a light lunch as The Loft had been recommended to us. It was lovely. I have the curried beetroot potato cake which was simply divine and my husband had the sausage roll which he really enjoyed. The staff we lovely, calm...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have been visiting the Loft regularly for the past 3 years, often meeting with a friend for coffee and lunch. Sally prepares gorgeous vegetarian meals but also prepares some meaty snacks. My friend and I are regulars and visit most weekends and are always...More

Thank tinkerbella262018
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with the family, what a fine. Delicious scrambled eggs enjoyed by both me and my daughter, they made a smaller portion for my daughter as she's only 6, it was no trouble at all. Hubby had a bacon and sausage ciabatta...More

1  Thank SkippyC82
Sally D, Owner at The Loft, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for your appreciation - we always try to keep small people happy.

Reviewed 28 June 2018

An oasis in a bustling Dorset town. With everyone trying to get some shade on a blisteringly hot day up pops The Loft Cafe. This small secluded cafe situated in a covered walk off the Dorchester high street was a welcome attraction and not one...More

Thank Pudniw
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and the food smelled so good and looked so good we had lunch as well. Very unusual menu difficult to choose. What we had was fab rcommend highly.

Thank aubrey m
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Quirky coffee shop with delicious home made food. There is seating upstairs. Very handy to the centre of town in Antelope Walk.

Thank Maturity
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had the most wonderful warm chicken sandwiches, served with wedges and delicious side salad. My friend also had a sausage roll and cheese scone! He devoured the lot. If you want the best, home made food for miles around served by...More

1  Thank andrew p
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Stopped for a late lunch in Dorchester. The Loft was our choice. Good coffee but fab food. Fresh and tasty salads, great quiche and very meaty tasty burger. Pleasant fruendlt staff. Thank you.

1  Thank Margaret P
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Questions & Answers
9 June 2016|
Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Other people's food always tastes better!
21 May 2016|
Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Hi there. Very happy to pass on the recipe and so glad you enjoyed them. Melt 450g butter with 375g sugar and 7 seconds of golden syrup (we use a jumbo bottle so I have to measure by seconds!), then add 600g jumbo oats... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261382
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