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The Best Coffee Shops in North Devon

Image: Heartbreak Hotel Coffee by Sonderwest


Full of beans and the centre of a bustling foodie scene, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the North Devon café scene is growing in acclaim. Looking for the best coffee shops in North Devon? Here’s where to start.

North Devon – home to jaw-dropping coastline, some of Devon’s coolest things to do, surf-perfect waves and… coffee shops. Check out these cool North Devon cafés for your daily fix.

Here are our top picks for before, during, and after your adventures out and about in North Devon…


Image: Meraki Coffee Co. by Sonderwest


A short distance from the sea, this gem is tucked away in South Street by Woolacombe Beach – practically next door to Woolacombe Bay Hotel.  Coffee is their speciality and each Barista has the skills and expertise to give coffee lovers the best home-made brew, making this a place worth a (daily) visit.

Not only do they offer freshly baked goods, but breakfast and lunch as well. According to the reviews, their eggs benedict are spectacular. We can also vouch for their yoga – hosted on Thursday mornings and evenings, the Vinyasa Flow (restorative) evening class at Meraki is exceptionally good. Stay at the hotel, book a spot, and live like a local.

Where: 12 South St, Woolacombe EX34 7BB

More info: https://www.facebook.com/MerakiCoffeeCo / https://www.instagram.com/merakicoffeecompany



After a full day at the beach, a tiring walk or even just to stay in, why not try our own Bay Brasserie afternoon tea?  Served daily from 12pm to 5pm, you can enjoy three tiers of delicate treats. From sunny days, relaxing outside on the lawn while enjoying the beach view, to rainy days where you can enjoy the stunning views from the cozy comfort of the Bay Brasserie.Our white hot chocolate with marshmallows, cream, and chocolate beans is to die for.

Why not bring your four-legged friend with you to enjoy an afternoon breather in the courtyard after a walk on the beach? The floors are heated – our doggy guests love them.

Where: Woolacombe Bay Hotel, North Devon, UK EX34 7BN

More info: https://www.woolacombe-bay-hotel.co.uk/north-devon-restaurants/bay-brasserie


Image: Annie and the Flint by Sonderwest


Annie And The Flint in nearby Ilfracombe is a lovely, warm and inviting rustic industrial styled cafe. Their ethos really sets them apart – they try to and get all their food from local Devon and Cornwall producers and, where that is not possible, they take great pride in choosing their suppliers – not based on price but based on quality. Everything that goes into the Annie And The Flint’s menus is from high quality, environmentally friendly, suppliers. They serve healthy (and not so healthy) fare – from smoothies, to fruit breads and cookies – peppermint and white chocolate anybody? Yes please!

Where: 126 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon

More info: https://www.facebook.com/annieandtheflint / https://www.instagram.com/annieandtheflint/


Image: Heartbreak Hotel Coffee by Sonderwest


A quirky outpost that offers high quality coffee and hot chocolate with a smile, this eco-friendly cafe is very popular with locals and visitors – who go back time and time again.

The folks at the heart of this endeavour describes the Heartbreak Hotel Coffee as “a place run by surfers and coffee lovers”. From what we hear, their caramel chocolate brownie is worth going back for! Then there’s ‘Doughnut Fridays’ – yes, they are a thing. Get there early to avoid disappointment. You can pick up a freshly made donut Friday – Sunday.

Where: There are two ways to get your hands on Heartbreak Hotel Coffee: visit their gorgeous little cafe in Braunton, North Devon (pictured above), or their Woolacombe box overlooks the beautiful north devon coast, a 10 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the main Woolacombe beach.

More info: https://www.heartbreakhotelcoffee.com/

Image: Annie and the Flint by Sonderwest

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