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“Great vegetarian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Epicentre - CLOSED

Epicentre
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating
Paignton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

Tried Epicentre today and was very impressed, the menu is exclusively vegetarian, freshly prepared and tasty. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. Lots of books to search through all of which are for sale.
Good base for community information with regular poetry nights among other events.
The cost of food is very reasonable considering most vegetarian restaurants are highly priced. Will be going back for more!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Sharon H
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English first
Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Vegan paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Brilliant choice of vegan food. "The works" burger was excellent with tasty tofu burger, ciabatta style roll, really fresh salad, fried mushrooms and onions. The fajitas were equally delicious. If you have any room left after the generous main course portions, there is a great selection of desserts and cakes. I had chocolate and ginger pie which was very moreish.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank g_veg_2011
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Epic-centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

On a very quick visit to Devon on 28th August 2012 we made a pit stop at the Epicentre in Paignton for a quick bite to eat. Being vegan, decent options are limited and having only researched places to eat the previous evening this sounded ideal, and indeed it was.

Arriving at about 3.30pm alas we'd missed the lunchtime slot, but despite this the staff went ahead and cooked us something from the lunchtime menu anyway. The food was both delicious and filling, while prices for a busy seaside town were reasonable too.

All of the food is vegetarian and as far as I could ascertain all vegan too. Certainly the cheese used was suitable for vegans, which was a pleasant surprise, while the delicious Razzle Dazzle Vegan Ice Cream was a very pleasant find.

Inside the cafe there was a friendly and laid back atmosphere with a great selection of secondhand books on sale too. From what I can gather it seems to be a community hub too as there was a group of people discussing a project and a couple of people networking on laptops which all added to the ambience.

If I lived nearer it would definitely be a place I'd regularly visit.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Johnny_vegan
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Books and food - what more could you want”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Really lovely, family owned restaurant. Vegan food which is fresh and delicious. Atmosphere is very homely and a great selection of books on offer for sale. Worth a visit to buy the bread!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Nuzzzzie
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Vegan heaven , artists playground!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Byrce and Hannah are amazing and the owners of this quirky all vegan , coffee/book shop.
The cakes are amazing! Seriously the best cupcakes i've ever tasted!
Although not vegan or even vegetarian the menu is inventive and caters for all.

You can also make food orders through the epicentre for all your vegan and gluten free needs!

You could read for hours whilst having a coffee but i used the epicentre as a performance space for a play i wrote as part of my university course, bryce was lovely to let me turn his shop into a performance space and let me come in after business hours to rehearse and also has his own soundesk and lighting on site.
If anyone saw some strange looking mannequins in the shop window they were mine! :)

The epicentre supports local art within torbay and doubles up as a recording studio , poetry and performance venue and arts and crafts centre as well as a place where local artists can sell their work.

This place is truely a gem!

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Kizzes
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