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The Castaway Cafe

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Borough Road, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0DQ, England
+44 1271 882918
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On setting out on the Coast Path from Trentishoe, we were determined to seek out a bacon sandwich in Combe Martin. Castaway did not disappoint - big mug of tea, bacon cooked as we requested, soft white bread - perfect! It was so good we stopped in again on the way back from Ilfracombe for a Devon cream tea -... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Friendly, welcoming staff who made us feel like old friends. Good food served in good portions and with a smile. A choice of breakfasts that lasted us all day! Clean, comfortable, quirky surroundings. Wish we had found them earlier in our holiday we would certainly have made more visits. Good choice of dishes available all day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited the 'Castaway ' in Combe Martin, sat down at the street tables, but we didn't stay long. Their breakfast on their menu is priced around £7, the most expensive we've seen. This establishment appeared clean and well cared for ; staff were outside, 'vaping', they weren't particularly smart and didn't look clean. Such practices don't present a good... More 

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Braughing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband ordered cod & chips. All I can say is I wish I’d taken a picture of it. It was surrounded by lashing of burnt batter and was so small and thin it was difficult to identify that it was cod - literally, it was only twobig enough for two bites. No wonder the server put it down and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and clean little cafe. Breakfast was good and reasonable price with a kids menu, really great find!right next to beach. Will be going again tomorrow!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nice pies, home made, not microwaved. Good chips. Good service. About the only thing that didn't impress was the fact that the proprietor / chef would feed tit bits to the customer's dogs. We did keep an eye on him and he did appear to wash his hands afterwards, but it would have been nicer all round if he had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The breakfast here is very good and not overly expensive. The place is clean and tidy and the staff were welcoming and polite. Certainly above average without being amazing.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips here are really nice. The batter is cooked nice and crispy. They also make a lovely latte. Presented well and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

£6 for 2 boxes of takeaway chips and 2 cans of pop and it just wasn't worth the money. The chips weren't fresh homemade chips but frozen. This wouldn't have mattered all that much for a quick afternoon snack if they had been cooked properly. Some of the chips were undercooked and lumpy in the middle. The cafe itself and... More 

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Thank Charlotte061287
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a fab breakfast here and the staff were lovely! It is really nicely decorated and reasonably priced. The food was fab too Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 6
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borough Road, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Combe Martin
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 882918
Description
Wayne and Cassie welcome you to there large family friendly cafe and takeaway and have just opened our ice cream servery with traditional West Country ice cream from Dunstable farm. We specialise in breakfast with our great value for money captains being probably the biggest in the village we also have many other options on our breakfast menu which is served all day. We also serve a varied menu and daily specials and all of which are homemade and catered to most needs. We also serve cream teas of which we are getting a great reputation for our large delicious scones and various cakes. Large variety of speciality teas and of course delicious ground coffees. Takeaway food is available throughout the day and during the summer half term. We are dog friendly and have outdoor seating area. You are sure to get a warm welcome from all the staff and enjoy our friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We sublet in the evening to the indian kitchen which is completely separate to ourselves so any comments for them please add them to there own site many thanks. .

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