Though it may be a tiny town in comparison with some of Devon’s other settlements, it’s pretty fair to say that Bovey Tracey definitely has its fair share of coffee shops and small eateries where you can enjoy a relaxed cream tea, grab a quick bite to eat, or simply enjoy a coffee among friends. Here’s your guide to the best cafes in Bovey Tracey!
Cafe 3 Sixty, The Hub, Newton Rd, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9AZ
Hands down, our favourite coffee shop in Bovey Tracey (or simply ‘Bovey’ as locals call it) is Café 3 Sixty. Located at the bottom end of town and not far from the Brookside Tearooms, the quality of bites to eat here is incomparable. Large and spacious, 3 Sixty is set over two floors and has only been in operation for a couple of years.
Though the café doesn’t have its own parking space (there’s a nearby public paid car park that’s free on Sundays), what Café 3 Sixty truly does well is to cater to cyclists. After all, in the back of the shop, there’s a bicycle repair shop, while cycling accessories are on sale and there’s plenty of places to store your bicycle while you grab a bite to eat!
Open every day of the week and ’til late on Friday and Saturday nights, those with dietary requirements will be delighted to know that there’s a range of dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free options on the menu. And though offerings are consistently changing, there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer, pizzas on the menu, and plenty of homemade cakes!
Brookside Café & Restaurant, 9 Station Rd, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9AW
Well-reviewed and with its own car-parking spaces and pretty garden, Brookside, as its name would suggest, is located alongside a babbling brook which wends its way through the heart of Bovey Tracey. Nearby, you’ll soon discover The Devon Guild Of Craftsmen, a mill turned exhibition centre where local artisans sell their wares.
Wander in at any given moment and you’ll soon discover a plethora of mediums; including sculptures, paintings, installations, and small unique gifts that would make for the perfect souvenirs. Otherwise, back at Brookside itself, there are options to sit indoors or outside if you so prefer. Look at the menu and there’s a variety of hot and cold options; everything from jacket potatoes to homemade cakes can be purchased and consumed at Brookside!
Home Farm Café, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13 9JQ
Though a little way out of town, and actually situated within ‘Parke’ on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, as opposed to Bovey Tracey proper, Home Farm Café more than deserves its place amongst the best of Bovey Tracey cafes thanks to its friendly atmosphere and cosy setup.
The café and restaurant is set against the backdrop of the National Trust owned and run Parke parkland and was opened in 2013. What started as a small café serving soups and sandwiches has since turned into a bistro-style restaurant serving brunch, lunch, and even dinner.
Over 85% of the produce used in the menu is sourced locally and there are plenty of meat-free options on offer. So popular is the café, that it has since won a plethora of awards; Gold Taste of the West and Gold for Best Café/Tea Room in South Devon to name but a few.
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