Two Very Different Cafes

Visited two cafes last week in Devon and would highly recommend them both for very different reasons.

The first was Angels, Babacombe Downs Road, Babacombe. I wrote about this one two years ago following a visit there during a friend’s hen weekend. It had been so good that we decided last week to take a bus trip there, specially to re-visit the cafe. I must admit, having been given several inaccurate directions, just to get to the bus station in Teignmouth, we did start to question the wisdom of setting off into the wide blue yonder just to go for lunch! However, once we arrived at the bus station, we decided to stick it out. Finding the Cafe in Babacombe was in fact a lot easier and we eventually got there. We were slightly surprised to learn that they were pretty booked up but were found a table. The food was as excellent as I remembered. Anything you could possibly want in a sandwich from Brie and bacon, through Coronation Chicken to cheese and pickle. Plenty to choose from for main meals, but the best part was the home made cakes or scones. The slices of cake were immense! No exaggeration! Excellent quality too. Plenty of fresh tea and coffee to go with it. I’d thoroughly recommend Angels. A little pricier than your average caff, but well worth the extra. Really glad we went back there and more importantly, my companions were really happy to have visited there too.

The second cafe was the East Cliff Cafe in Teignmouth. A complete contrast to Angels. It consists of a little kiosk and some chairs and tables outside overlooking the sea. Very cheap and basic food but very nicely cooked. Friendly and helpful staff and a Braille menu! Excellent if you want to sit and look at the sea with a bacon sandwich and a huge mug of tea!

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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2 Responses to Two Very Different Cafes

  1. oh wow
    oh wow those 2 sound lovely. me and mum found an east cliff cafe the last time we were down there just down from the hotel but it was closed. remembered you talking about it once so mum tried to find it. hope it’s open next time i go.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How Cool!
    The cafes both sound lovely! I used to live in Devon, and it made me a little homesick to read about it. Also sending you good thoughts for your dogs!

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