Café at the Garden Shop, Colyton

Dog friendly, award winning coffee, home cooked food, gluten free and vegetarian options

Café at the Garden Shop, Colyton

Nicky with our mouthwatering array of cakes

Nicky with our mouthwatering array of cakes

Our delightfully cosy, dog-friendly Café at the Garden Shop Colyton – an oasis of calm in a sea of chaos – has seating for 39 indoors and up to 16 outside among the gardens and plants. The 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.


From a full English to beans on toast. We use butchers bacon and sausages, or how about comforting crumpets or a toasted teacake?

Cream Teas

Try one of our Devon Cream Teas – we can now offer gluten-free plain scones – or our Savoury Tea with our own home-made cheese scones?

The latest addition to our menu is a Black Forest Cream Tea which features a chocolate scone, black cherry jam and clotted cream accompanied by our deliciously smooth hot chocolate. Super indulgence!

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.

Lunches and Afternoon Tea

For lunch, how about our mouth-watering home-made soup with freshly baked bread? Or a range of gluten-free dishes including homity pie, mushroom and leek (vegan), French Cassoulet (vegan)? We also have a wide range of snacks available and our kitchen is open all day. For those who enjoy afternoon tea, there is a fantastic range of cakes, including gluten and/or dairy free.

The Café serves a roast lunch, which is also gluten free, on the first and third Sunday of each month all through the year, but booking is essential so please call 01297 551113 to reserve your space.

Every Tuesday we provide a traditional home-cooked lunch, for example cottage pie, lemon chicken or baked pork chop all served with seasonal vegetables.

December heralds Christmas lunches every Sunday, but book early as they are very popular. The space in our Café means we can provide catering for large parties of up to 24.


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.

Opening Times

The Café at the Garden shop in Colyton is open from 10.00am until 4.00pm Monday to Sunday.