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The Cream Tea Cafe

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Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
+44 1271 325727
10:30 - 16:45
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 16:45
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have coffee and cake here. Homemade delicious cakes. Good coffee and friendly owners. Always busy but never feel rushed.

Thank bedlam49
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Barnstaple the Crean tea cafe is A must to visit. The food is made and cooked at the restaurant to a very good standard. Flavoursome food cooked by the owner of the cafe with a good selection of food items.

Thank Paul W
Birchington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had home made soup, brown rustic bread and a mug of tea each. Was really warm and welcoming. Food excellent and surroundings clean and cosy.. We always try to use a café or tea room where the locals are eating...

Thank Margaret291944
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Situated across the road from the central market, traditional cakes, scones and scone's..friendly staff, great for little gifts to take back, beautiful clotted cream a must try.

Thank Mike J
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We called in to this café this afternoon for the first time. My partner had the cheese platter and I had one of the toasted sandwiches with blue cheese. The cheeses on his platter were generous portion sizes! He succumbed to a chocoholics hot chocolate with cinnamon which did taste divine. Two things in the main stand out for this... More 

1 Thank susan h
Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Brilliant for a light lunch or afternoon tea. Home made specials on the menu. Soups, quiche and great selection of cakes. Space is limited so get there early.

Thank Michael M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little cafe down a side street and what a lovely find! We actually visited twice and each time we had the mini cream tea, they offer 1 scone instead of 2 option which was just right. Nicely priced, courteous and friendly staff. Minimalist decor, cosy and comfortable. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Tracie J
Wellington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Situated close to the Pannier Market just off Butchers' Row, The Cream Tea Cafe is the perfect place for a light lunch or coffee stop. Homemade bread for well-filled sandwiches and scrummy cakes feature highly on the menu. Can't fault the friendly welcome and service.

Thank Ken A
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This delightful cafe is tucked away in a little side road opposite the side entrance of the market, near the church. It has the most delicious home made cake and snacks. It only has 6 tables, the crockery is all fine bone China, the staff are extremely friendly. This little cafe is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Kay990
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Delightful Tea shop. Good selection of home made cakes, and biscuits. Nice Coffee, & Teas. Good friendly Service. very clean and comfortable. But there was a real lack of filling in the sandwiches, I thing they may have missed the bread when filling the sandwich. Such a shame as the place is very nice.

Thank Petermanning

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 325727
Located just a scone's throw from the traditional pannier market in Barnstaple town centre, we at The Cream Tea Café are on a mission to provide you with the freshest food possible, and so to help us in this quest, we make the vast majority of our food from scratch here in our kitchen. We source other ingredients from local suppliers to bring you the very best Devon has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?