An honorary member of Devon cafes, due to their outstanding reputation, and cycle themed cakes in anticipation of the Tour de France Depart from Leeds ending in Harrogate.
Lovely cafe right on the sea front in Torcross near Slapton Sands. Sitting outside in the spring sunshine give you views across to Blackpool Sands. Coffee is well priced, or if you have earnt it, go for the Devon Cream Tea. The owners are very friendly and always welcoming. Its a bit small inside so can be cramped on colder storms days.
A classic “tea and wee” pit stop. At the original Otter Nursery in Otter, one of the staff spotted us looking for somewhere to leave our bikes, and took us off to put them in a lockable storage shed. Which was nice. We then headed for the “restaurant” which had a huge cake selection. We all had one with cappuccino and sat in the window. It was pretty busy but not very atmospheric. The cakes were fine but a bit mass produced and…
The Avonmill Garden Centre is in a great spot near Gara Bridge on the river Avon. There is good selection of homemade cakes and good coffee, with several sheltered and sunny spots to site outside and in. You can leave bikes outside the side door easily where they are out of sight generally. The Deli is very good too. Cannot vouch for the plants.