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The Cream Tea Cafe

Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
+44 1271 325727
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Well run, friendly comfortable, and very central.A joy to find and a joy to be there, reasonable prices and good quality we told the chap serving that we were in a hurry due to our parking ticket,he pulled out the stops, we had what we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere. Choice of teas and plenty of homemade cakes to choose from. Pleasant staff. A little tucked away but plenty of parking nearby,

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this delightful cafe while wandering the streets of Barnstaple, and can't speak highly enough of the service, the cakes and, (even though tea is its focus), the coffee. We returned the next day, and though the staff had changed, the service had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Viv445
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great cream tea and cuppa. What more could you want? Stumbled across this little gem in a Barnstaple side street. Now we know where it is we will visit again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VerityVee
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance having found it by market. Food and service brilliant - well worth the visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brian211148
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I am a strong believer that a simple menu, made with good quality ingredients, and presented in an uncomplicated way will always beat out any other competition. The Cream Tea Cafe is a shining example of classic food with ingredients that all play off each...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank adamulymar
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Cosy little café, very friendly owners who cook everything on the premises to order. cakes to die for! a bit cramped for buggies and wheelchairs. No steps though. Closed Mondays.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Incomer09
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Looked around for a tea shop, and found this place though trip advisor. Well 2adults and 2kids, had a great time very friendly staff, very good cakes and scones. Well worth it good way to end our trip to Devon.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank B S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very relaxed and friendly, have a drink and cake or delicious freshly made sandwich - no rush and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank F1724BGstever
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Found this cafe as had read such good reviews, we were not disappointed. Fantastic service and selection of cake. We opted for a mini cream tea and the carrot cake and shared. The scone was amazing which came with the best strawberry jam ever! The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sazmerv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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