Guard House Cafe


Wanted! Picnic tables

We’re really lucky to have been given permission from Natural England to expand our seating into a larger area of the Berry Head nature reserve. With the covid restrictions and currently no indoor seating you can appreciate how useful this is for our customers. Many thanks to our landlords, the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, for helping us get this…

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Our new normal, part 2

Following the July 4th “Independence Day” relaxations of the rules, we’re really excited to be taking some more steps towards being a normal cafe again. However we are taking the threat of Covid-19 seriously and have not quite got back to usual service yet, with no indoor seating available so far.

Perhaps we’re being overly cautious; but we’d prefer to open…

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Our plans from July 4th

We are excited to be able to expand our offering from Saturday July 4th.
Coronavirus is still a real threat and we are being very careful with the steps we’re taking towards reopening. We’ll be changing the way we serve you from this weekend, and increasing the range of food and drinks on offer, and offering outdoor seating – but it…

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We are back!

May 2020

We have now reopened as a walkthru takeaway. We are serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice cream, alcohol and a limited hot food menu through our sliding doors. Come and see us between 9:30 and 4pm every nice day.


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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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