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“So disappointing”

Coastal Coffee Lounge
Ranked #4 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I am afraid that we have to agree with everything in Richard L's review.
Had to go to the counter to get someone's attention to take our order.
Had to request a fresh pot of tea as it hadn't the strength to get out of the pot, coffee was luke warm even with hot milk. Tasteless cheese in sandwich, Welsh rarebit would have been better if bread had been properly toasted. As for the cake the least said the better.
We will definitely not be returning.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Quinlansidmouth
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We popped in for coffee and enjoyed it so much we decided to go back for lunch. Great choice of paninis, the best coffee in town and a friendly welcome.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank SidmouthJohn
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We are fairly regular visitors to Sidmouth and would always make a bee-line to the Coast Coffee Lounge where there was always a friendly welcome and a super cup of coffee at a reasonable price. On our visit today, it was apparent there had been many changes to the furnishings and the staff. Enquires revealed that there had been a recent change of ownership and menu. The prices had substantially increased and the atmosphere of customers being lively locals who interacted with the staff had disappeared. Our coffee was probably more expensive than anywhere else in Sidmouth. A glance at the menu revealed prices which made our eyes water, £10.95 for an english breakfast with tea.

The lovely cream cakes which used to inhabit the glass display cabinet have been replaced with a couple of uninviting items and we dared not to ask the price.

We noticed that on the wall was displayed a Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" dated 2015, this may need to be reviewed as, in our opinion this should not be shown as it refers to when the previous owners were in place.

We pointed out our disappointment to the serving staff and was told it would be passed on to the new owners. We will not be going back.

Date of visit: October 2017
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2  Thank seawatch2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I reviewed this place in 2015 and couldn't praise it enough. But when we visited last week we found a distinctly miserable atmosphere, a strong smell of boiled cabbage and school dinners and a complete lack of interest in serving us. We waited a while to attract attention at the counter and eventually left without buying anything. Not worth a further visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend as Been here previously and it's always been really nice... Well looks like it's changed owners ordered a full breakfast after a long wait a sad breakfast arrived consisting of cold mushrooms cold one slice of bacon 1 Richmond hard sausage and some beans! All for a price of 10.95 won't be returning at all

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank gracie510
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