Café at the Garden Shop, Colyton

We're OPEN. Every day from 10am

Café at the Garden Shop, Colyton

Part Time Café Assistant required.

Do you have basic cooking skills, barista experience and enjoy working with the general public?
Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a part-time Café Assistant 3 days a week (Saturday, Sunday and Monday or Tuesday preferably) to start as soon as possible.
Ideally you will be flexible and have experience of working in a team but also able to work without supervision if necessary. At the Garden Shop we offer an inviting environment for our customers so we’re looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and super communication skills. If this sounds like you then please email for an application form.
Uniform will be provided, and a staff discount is available upon completion of the probationary period. We are a COVID safe workplace.

National Living Wage (or age-related National Minimum Wage) will be paid, currently £8.91/hour if aged over 23. A Level 2 Hygiene certificate is essential prior to commencing employment.

Please Email: or call 01297 551113 for an application form and apply by enclosing a covering letter with the completed application form and two references.

We are hiring



We’re REALLY happy to be open and looking forward to seeing you all again.

Please keep to  SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES around the shop

We have put these in place for your safety and the safety of our staff!
1. Please enter through the side door, opposite The Barn, and exit via the main door.
2. With new safety measures in place, we will serve customers one at a time.
3. 6 people in a group indoors. 
ALSO  EVERYONE over the age of 16 must by law complete a Test and Trace form or zap the app
At the Garden Shop, like so many other business, health and hygiene is always a top priority for us. At the moment it is even more so, and we are taking active steps to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. We have put in place extra precautions to ensure our shop is kept to the highest possible hygiene standards. Surfaces are being regularly cleaned down and sanitised. Toilet areas and doors are being cleaned with Anti bac. We also have antibacterial hand wash which you can use in the shop that you can use prior to ordering at counters.
We need to ask your help in abiding to the Regulations for the Café
1) Please ensure that you wear a mask at all times unless exempt. You may remove your mask when seated at a table. Observe social distancing guidelines of 2m apart at all times.
2) Please order and pay at the till and then take a seat. A member of staff will advise you of available tables.
3) Please ensure that you do not sit at a table of more than 6 people inside.
4) Everyone over the age of 16 must by law complete a test an trace – or zap the app- failure to do so will result in us being unable to serve you. Please help us with this as it is the law and we must adhere to it.
Please respect our staff during busy periods, we are all doing our best to make your visit to us comfortable and safe but this may take a little longer than usual.
See you soon!!

We’ve got an amazing NEW MENU FOR YOU!


A range of fantastic NEW Daily specials for lunch

We serve our mouth-watering daily specials including: Pork and apple pie; Cauliflower cheese; Pasta Bolognese; Ham, eggs, chips and beans; Fish pie; Sausage casserole and many more. See our social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.
lovely home cooked lunches


Our fantastic popular Sunday lunches are BACK ON THE MENU!  With Roast Turkey, roast pork, roast lamb depending on which weekend you book (only one per week). See our social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates. All served with roast potatoes, cabbage, carrots, gravy. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE by the previous Thursday to avoid disappointment: Call us on 01297 551113.
super sunday LUNCHES

Lovely Cakes, Refreshments & Light Snacks

We have some lovely cakes in stock including gluten and/or dairy free and plenty of fresh coffee and teas. We also have a range of hot snacks available and our kitchen is open all day. For those who enjoy tea, our Somerset tea has been especially blended for the hard water in this area, and the coffee, widely held to be the best around, is roasted in Somerset by Martin Cawardines (a family-run firm since 1861), is sustainable, Fairtrade, and organic.

Home Baked and Locally Sourced

We bake our own scones and sponges, and our meat is sourced from local butcher Complete Meats. All our soup is homemade and features some varied and exciting combinations such as Butternut Squash, Apricot and Ginger, a big favourite! Our soup is gluten free and nearly always vegetarian if not vegan, and is served with freshly baked bread or a cheese toastie.


Please note that we prepare our food in a kitchen with products containing gluten and nuts as well as other allergens. While we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure our food is as labelled we cannot guarantee that any product is allergen-free due to the risk of cross-contamination.

Cream Teas

We invite you to try one of our Devon Cream Teas – we regularly offer gluten-free plain scones – or our Savoury Tea with our own home-made cheese scones? The latest addition to our menu was a Black Forest Cream Tea which features a chocolate scone, black cherry jam and clotted cream accompanied with a lovely pot of tea. Super indulgence!