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Welcome to The Courtyard Cafe

Come and see us for a variety of cooked breakfasts, morning leaf teas and fresh coffee, delicious home made cakes, wholesome lunches and afternoon teas in the delightful 12th century cobblestone courtyard at the Town Mill in Lyme Regis.

We also cater for special dietary requirements and private functions. If you have a special occasion from wakes to weddings and would like to book ahead, we can accommodate up to 26 people inside and 24 in the courtyard and garden terrace on a warm day with a minimum number of 12.


We source our produce as locally as possible, recycle 80% of our waste, use the flour from The Town Mill to make Bread, Cakes, Pastry's and Scones. Every thing on the menu is cooked from fresh ingredients from scratch and is totally authentic.

We are very happy to accept well behaved dogs in the cafe and courtyard areas, but please be mindful of other customers who do not have the same affinity for canines! Our outside eating area is a no smoking zone! Please refrain from smoking near customers enjoying fresh air and nice food.  

We look forward to your visit. Please feel free to contact us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

Daily Specials

Sample Menu for Winter 2017

MENUGolden vegetable, green lentil and ginger soup served with crusty bread

Smoked Duck grilled served on well seasoned potato rosti warm spiced apple chutney, dressed organic garden salad and courtyard cafe style slaw

Beautiful home grown baby beetroot, potato and goats cheese tortilla served hot with our delicious organic salads

Penne pasta cooked to order in a home made tomato sauce with roasted pumpkin, capers and anchovies served with our dressed green organic salad








Our Menus

Hours & Location

Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU
01297 445757

Opening Hours

We are please to announce we are now open 7 days a week from 9:30 till 4ish (unless stated otherwise)


About Us

Laura qualified as a chef 25 + years ago and has worked in related businesses ever since after years of travelling, bringing up a family and catering for special events in various countries and circumstances, she retrained as a naturopathic nutritional therapist, graduating in 2012.

Circumstances have fulfilled a lifetime dream for Laura to run her own Cafe and lucky enough to find this gem in the heart of Lyme Regis, her home town. The Courtyard Cafe offers a fusion of flavours from world travel, nutrition and years of good experience.

Ian, the man behind the scenes has a lifetime of experience in maintaining and fixing anything electronic and mechanic, he keeps every thing ticking! is an absolute star and our best barista.

The lovely ladys and gents who are part of the hard working team have great life experience in addition to raising their family's. They offer a warm and friendly welcome and intend to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Ed is our happy short order cook who helps Laura maintain some sanity over the busy months and beyond, he has great tenacity, verve and cooks the best poached eggs :-) 

The lovely, hard working lads and lasses that have joined us are here on high days and holidays to serve you with a cheery smile and efficient service.