We are proud and humbled to have been three amazing awards this winter. In November we were awarded 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. Then in February we followed this up with a Silver award for the whole of the South West of England.

We are indebted to a lot of wonderful and very hard-working people. Our staff pushed standards higher and higher last 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 three award ceremonies where we discovered that we had won these awards! Two were held at the English Riviera Centre in Torquay, while the Devon-wide event was held at the Guildhall in Plymouth. All were fantastic evenings with tasty food, entertaining guest speakers and plenty of local drinks!