If you’re visiting Sidmouth for the first time you’ll find a lot of cafés to choose from. So how do you know where best to head for when it’s time for elevensies or afternoon tea? These are the places that are top of our list when we’re in need of a little something. It’s not a very scientific survey, but then again, we have tried most of Sidmouth’s coffee shops. It’s a tough job…

Looking over our shortlist I noticed that our favourite places all have a few things in common – they’re all unique to Sidmouth, not part of big chains. We like cafés with character set in interesting locations. We’re also more likely to keep going back when we get a warm welcome and friendly service. Combine all of that with proper fresh coffee, a nice cup of tea, home made cakes and scones and we’re happy.

So here, in no particular order, are the seven Sidmouth cafés that fit the bill:

  • Someday Something in Church Street (with a great view of the church) – lovely coffee and cake in very pleasant surroundings.
  • The Dairy Shop, also in Church Street – we like it’s quirky retro interior and, if there’s no room to sit inside, there’s always the option to take drinks and snacks away to eat on the beach.
  • Brown’s Kitchen Bakery another one on Church Street – the most indulgent cakes and brownies plus a small café. If there isn’t room to sit down we’ll get a box of brownies to go.
  • Selley’s Coffee Shop in Libra Court off Fore Street, down the alley next to Fat Face – lovely café in a sheltered courtyard where we can hide away from the hustle and bustle.
  • Mocha just off the seafront with views across the Esplanade. Some of the tables by the windows have sea views and they serve great coffee, breakfasts and light lunches.
  • Milson’s Point on the High Street near to the start of the pedestrian section – lovely coffee and cakes and a great spot for brunch too if you can get a table.
  • Rincon coffee house at the top end of the High Street near the Tesco Express – proper barista coffee and cakes with a friendly welcome for when we feel the need for a little something at this end of the town.

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