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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 Summer 2017


Spiced lentil and ginger soup served with crusty bread

Aromatic chicken, coconut and chickpea curry served with brown rice and natural yoghurt

Beautiful organic squash and sage risotto served with Courtyard Cafe salad on the side

Smoked Mackerel and sweet potato fish cakes served with homemade sweet red onion chutney and Courtyard Cafe 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 20 + years ago and has worked in related businesses ever since after years of travelling, bringing up a family and catering for special events, she retrained as a naturopathic nutritional therapist 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.

Clare and Charlotte both have great experience with the cafe world in addition to raising their family's. They both offer a warm and friendly welcome and intend to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Ed is our happy 2nd chef 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.