Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Brophy's Coffee Shop Sidmouth

It's surprised me just how many hits my blog entries on Brophy's coffee shop have generated. They brought a wide range of readers to peer at this blog and some then leave a comment. Having written a few times about what used to be my favourite meeting and eating place when in Sidmouth I couldn't see why so many people ended up Googling 'Brophy's' and then falling onto my pages. I googled Brophy's myself and then found that these blog entries came out quite high along with Brophy's of Soton. So now I know. Well, I think I do. I assume they are in fact trying to find out more information about this Brophy's.

But just in case there are a few folk out there trying to find out whether or not Brophy's in Sidmouth is worth a try - then may I point you in another direction, in a friendly manner towards:
  1. The Chattery - (I love the name) I've yet to try it as it has been crowded when I've tried to get in. I have heard very good reports from many people. Informal, relaxed, good coffee, good food.
  2. Fields Coffee Shop: all round good value for money, excellent friendly service. If you ask for a glass of tap water they ask if you'd like ice and a slice in it ...
  3. Baraza: excellent coffee (not quite up to Gary's standards but well that was perfection...a once in a lifetime experience ... sigh)
  4. Clock Tower in Connaught Gardens - wonderful cakes, good coffee splendid views in fine weather

As you will see from this link of businesses in Sidmouth there are many eating places, from formal restaurants, to pubs, to coffee shops. I have enjoyed a snack and a place to rest weary limbs in many of these places. Most are very friendly. Brophy's appears conspicuous by its absence from this site. I wouldn't say that is a great loss.. .. the best I can say about it is - the seats are comfortable, it is spacious, it is not very crowded and the waitresses, Angela in particular, are friendly..

7 comments:

teeni said...

Oh, I hate when new ownership changes a good thing. That is too bad about Brophy's but at least there are other places to go. I don't normally drink much coffee - I gave it up along with soda, but occasionally I will have a cup of decaffeinated. Now I am craving some. ;)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi, we were in Sidmouth about two years ago as we were visiting a friend of the family. Sadly did not try any of your suggestions. We stayed at the Southern Cross B&B at Newton Poppleford. Ate at another pub (which had a big children's playground attached - big hit!). Isn't there a famous pub which burnt down? We fancied trying that...but...it was not to be! PS: There is a little something for you over at my site.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I think it was the "Blue Ball" pub which burnt down. The Southern Cross B&B is highly recommended.

Mark Wadsworth said...

As an aside, I'm still getting hits on a post I did mentioning Caffe Nero, Truro. Maybe that's the way forward to increasing traffic?

ladythinker said...

Teeni - lovely to see, you as always. Sorry to set you craving coffee again ...

HT - you are correct the Blue Ball a 14th century Inn was completely burnt out when the thatched roof caught fire. But now completely re-constructed and almost looks exactly like the original ... but it just doesn't have that feeling of history about it now .. such a shame ... but a good place to meet and eat etc - very friendly.

Mark - I can see I'll have to blog a lot more about coffee shops then ...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Dear Ladythinker, Thank for your comments about the Blue Ball...very glad to hear it is reconstructed now. Must try it some time. PS : There's an award waiting for you over at my site! (If you like that sort of thing...) Best wishes, Hadriana x

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Lady Thinker, was just catching up with your news and so delighted to see I'm one of your August blog selection. Many thanks, rather belatedly I'm afraid - but I am truly honoured to have been chosen!
It's years since I have been to Sidmouth, but v. interesting to read about the eateries. Maybe I'll visit again soon. M xx