Guard House Cafe

Devon and South Devon Cafe of the Year 2017

Devon and South Devon Cafe of the Year 2017

We are proud and humbled to have been awarded TWO incredible awards this month. The GOLD awards for “Best cafe / tearoom” at both the South Devon and the Devon tourism awards. Officially the best cafe in Devon! We are astonished and delighted that the judges who visited us decided that we were the best of all the places they visited across the whole county.

We are indebted to a lot of wonderful and very hard-working people. Our staff have pushed standards higher and higher this year with our latte art, home-made food, efficient washing up and friendly greetings better than ever. Our managers have taken on the challenge of running the cafe without Alex and Lucy while they were busy having a baby! Our suppliers have reliably brought us all the bread, milk, coffee beans, cakes, vegetables and fresh Brixham fish we need to avoid running out.

Most of all thank you to YOU, our wonderful customers, for encouraging us to keep going and always turning up even in the most horrible weather!


We thoroughly enjoyed the two award ceremonies where we discovered that we had won these awards! The first was at the English Riviera Centre in Torquay, while the Devon-wide events were held at the Guildhall in Plymouth. Both fantastic evenings with tasty food, entertaining guest speakers and plenty of local drinks!

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