Guard House Cafe


Our current Specials (Jan-Feb 2020)

Have you tried our current batch of delicious specials? Here are a few photos to whet your appetite…



Vegan salad bowl



Root vegetable casserole with celeriac mash

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A makeover for the Guardhouse

In January we worked hard on redecorating and improving the interior of the Guardhouse. This involved closing for four days, the only time apart from Christmas Day that we have planned to be closed for years! Everywhere from the inside of the fridges to the wooden floor to the window frames in the ceiling had a VERY deep clean. Meanwhile…

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Meet the team: Laila

Laila joined our team in summer 2019. She learnt fast how to make beautiful coffees and is now one of our baristas. She also has a great handwriting which you can see on the specials board! She is also an expert with creative design and graphics, and is working on updating our cafe logo. Watch this space!

Laila loves travelling Europe…

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We’ll be CLOSED for decorating for a few days

Happy new year!

This week we are closing for a few days for decorating and deep cleaning within the cafe and toilets.

We will be CLOSED from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th January.

The decorating will continue the following week but the cafe will remain open after 10th January.


We apologise for any inconvenience.…

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We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for at least two people to join our team at the Guardhouse. Is this the perfect opportunity for you, or someone you know?

Experienced Chef – we are looking for a chef with passion and experience to join us on a full-time* basis (or we could consider part-time for the right candidate) from October. (*November to…

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Christmas Parties at the Guardhouse Cafe

Christmas Parties!! It feels strange in August to be writing about Christmas, but it is the time of year that a lot of people start thinking about their staff parties.


Once again this year we are offering a wonderful menu for group Christmas Parties, with a range of locally-sourced and home-made food. We can accommodate groups of up to 45. For…

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Gold again for the Guardhouse!

We are delighted that once again Taste of the West have awarded us a GOLD award, their highest classification for cafes and restaurants. This is the third consecutive year they have given us this accolade.

They have also shortlisted us as “finalists” in both the Best Cafe category, and the Sustainability awards. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in…

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Friday evenings – summer 2019

Our summer Friday evenings are returning for 2019. For the remainder of June and July we will be holding themed restaurant evenings on beautiful Berry Head.

Why not come and join us for dinner in a beautiful location after work on a Friday?

Each week features a different menu, all homemade and cooked with love from locally-sourced ingredients.

Please note that due to…

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The River Shack at Stoke Gabriel

We are delighted and very excited for our friends and relations Will and Faye, who have just achieved their dream, by taking over the River Shack cafe in Stoke Gabriel. It’s in a beautiful location by the Dart and a large mill pond, ideal for crabbing and sitting in the sunshine!

There has been a fair amount of work involved in updating…

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Owens Coffee: our newest supplier

We are delighted to announce Owens Coffee as our new coffee supplier.

For the last five years we have bought our coffee from the local Costa Rice Coffee company, who were based in Torquay. However in 2018 they were bought by a larger company and moved to a roastery a little further away. We have no complaints with this change but…

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