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Hendover Cafe

11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
+44 1305 265904
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paninis” (78 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We'd been in Dorchester on Sunday morning and, having passed the cafe before, we decided to call in and have the Sunday Roast. It was as good a decision as we've made in a long time! Paul and his very friendly staff provided us with...More

Thank Upton72
paulcol2011, Manager at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello Upton, Thank you for your lovely review and sorry it has taken me so long to acknowledge it. We are glad you enjoyed your roast and puds and we look forward to seeing you again. Paul and staff

Reviewed 22 October 2017

A visit for breakfast in one of the few places in Dorchester that serve late breakfasts/brunches. Food was fantastic and really enjoyed the home made ketchup and brown Sauce...they really complimented a hearty and substantial breakfast.

Thank Derek D
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Derek, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and we are in the process of bottling both sauces so you can take some home next time you visit. Thanks Paul

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Popped in with a friend on Saturday afternoon, enjoyed a coffee which came with a free homemade biscuit. I also had a delicious homemade carrot cake - don't usually eat cakes but saw someone else have one and I couldn't resist as it looked so...More

Thank Sandra P
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you Sandra, You sure polished off that cake quick for someone not used to having cake :-) Paul

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We came for lunch at Hendover Cafe and enjoyed the food greatly. Barry had the special canneloni and garlic bread, and mixed leaves, and I had pate and brown toast with salad garnish. We both chose apple juice, and everything was very well presented and...More

Thank Caryl V
paulcol2011, Owner at Hendover Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hello Caryl, Thank you for your lovely comments, hope we inspired you to inspire the magpies for the late equaliser. Paul

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Popped in for breakfast on Wed and had the cheese & bacon sandwich, having been served one with cold grated cheese earlier in the week at another establishment we were both keen to ensure that this time we had a ' proper' C&B sandwich (Stoke...More

Thank NudeMan
Management response:Responded 11 September 2017

Thank you nude man, glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Paul

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Dog friendly (he got a little bowl of sausages). Very well priced lovely standard breakfast fair with wonderfully friendly waiting staff.

1  Thank Matthew C
Management response:Responded 11 September 2017

Thank you Matthew, hope to see you and the pooch again soon woof

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had a lovely breakfast here and the dogs were given some sausage as a house treat. We felt welcomed and valued.

Thank dataretriever
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had piping hot chocolate and delicious biscuits; just the job as it had started to rain. Great service; very friendly. Loved the decor; very peaceful and calming. Would definitely visit again when in the area. Thank you. 😊

Thank Nicky H
Management response:Responded 22 July 2017

Thanks Nicky, Look forward to seeing you again Paul

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Slow service, acted like we were a nuisance and couldn't care less about their customers. Not sure if I caught them on a bad day but I definitely recommend looking elsewhere...

Thank Caitlyn W
Management response:Responded 22 July 2017

Thank you for your review but I am extremely proud of my staff and they always give their best and I am sorry but i dont understand this review. Paul

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Really nice atmosphere, pleasant decoration. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again and again!

1  Thank Goddard473
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again Paul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
08:45 - 16:45
08:45 - 16:45
08:45 - 16:45
08:30 - 17:30
08:45 - 16:45
08:45 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England (Formerly Cafe Paninis)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 265904
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A bright and attractive contemporary cafe offering fast and friendly service. Large range of meals and snacks made using fresh ingredients. Family and dog friendly! Healthy and interesting children's menu and choices for special diets and requirements. Pre-orders and takeaway service available. Private parties catered for by arrangement. Open 7 days a week.
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