Happiness is working with great people …and good food!

MEET THE TEAM

Our wonderful little kitchen is led by Head Chef Tom Stewart – you’ll see him most days, unless he’s off with his wife Daisy (who regulars will remember – she’s one of the original team!) and their gorgeous children.

Tom has been with us since the café opened in 2012 and has helped it grow from a tiny tea-room into the busy and successful café-restaurant it is today.

Front-of-house is led by the animal loving and wonderfully cheerful Maddie Lansley and what a superstar she is. An expert barista, always calm under pressure and a great support to the rest of the team, helping us to ensure you have a great customer experience.

Underpinning all that we do is our General Manager Jenny Thompson. She brings years of hospitality experience, a passionate commitment to standards and as a keen organic gardener is teaching us a thing or two about growing our own vegetables.

All this is with the support and direction from the owners Nick and Sarah Smith. Farmers, artists and all round fantastic people with a passion for country living, their watchful eye ensures the cafe goes from strength to strength.

Labour of Love

OUR STORY

The Café began its journey in 2013, when it was created by Nick & Sarah’s good friend Stella West-Harling as a small tea room.

The odd dog walker would wander in and we’d have soup, cake and hot drinks on the menu. Since then this small tea room has continued to grow and the café has been our labour of love. Serving brunch, lunch and evening dinners, we are very proud of our team and the food that comes out of our small but perfectly formed kitchen!

The café has become very popular with both locals and visitors, has achieved numerous awards, such as Gold Taste of the West, Gold for Best Café/Tea Room in South Devon, Gold for Visit Devon and has even achieved a Silver in the South West Tourism Awards in 2017.

As farmers, gardeners and food enthusiasts, we are passionate about Dartmoor and the West Country. All the café’s meat is sourced from farms right here on the edge of the moor with the rest of our produce as local as possible, favouring Devon where we can.

Our food is hearty, full of flavour and aims to showcase local producers. The menu is a combination of simple lunchtime favourites, colourful bowls of hot soup, crusty baguettes and salads. While our evenings show off creative, often slow-cooked dishes and delicious desserts.

5% Discount Card for Locals 

LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Did you know that to our local customers we offer a 5% discount? Speak to a member of our team to find out how to get your Locals Card.

We are proud to support local  West Country food producers and believe that the quality of the ingredients sourced reflects wholesome, delicious tasting food.

Many of our suppliers are based right here on Dartmoor and where we have to go further afield we try not to stray further than Devon if we can.

Find Out More about our Suppliers….

We’re pretty proud of

OUR AWARDS

We are SO proud to have had some wonderful achievements over the years, which is a testament to our staff and to the support from our loyal customers.

Food and Drink Devon’s BEST CAFE 2018, Gold Taste of the West, SILVER Visit Devon Tourism Award 2018, Gold for Best Café/Tea Room in South Devon, Gold for Visit Devon and we even achieved a Silver in the South West Tourism Awards in 2017.

We are also proud members of Taste of the West and Food & Drink Devon, plus a regular advertiser in our favourite foodie magazine for Devon –  Taste Buds.

Our Sister Cottage

THE OLD FLOUR MILL

Did you know that also have a beautiful self-catering property in the heart of the Dartmoor landscape and only a 15 minute drive from the café?

The Old Flour Mill is located on a working farm, in a pretty courtyard and with views of rolling Devon hills and fabulous English countryside. The farm stretches out over a gorgeous landscape and with a fishing lake, tennis court and woodland/hillside walks on tap, this is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Sarah and Nick lovingly restored parts of the buildings. The cottage was the farm’s old flour mill. Grain would be sent down to the millstone to be rolled (the millstone still sits outside).  The couple have retained elements of old by restoration and hope that you find the farm as magical as they always have.

With a herd of Devon red ruby cattle, sheep, chickens, bird life, one adorable dog (Coco) the farm offers nature at every turn. Find out more…