The Kitchen Café in Tavistock

The Kitchen café was opened in February 2016 by Fiona Newton. Its quirky interior and furniture is decorated with warm Annie Sloan colours. Vintage cups and saucers hang from the ceiling and, with its unique wall from off cuts of wallpaper created by Fiona’s talented friend Kate T-W, there is no other café in Tavistock quite like it.

It has evolved over the years and expanded into the old gun shop next door, giving extra comfy seating and a second kitchen for baking and creating seasonal specials.

We pride ourselves on a warm and friendly welcome to all, offering morning coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and a large selection of cakes and specials; all made on the premises by Fiona and her team.

We would like to reassure our customers that we are taking as many precautions as possible amid the ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are on top of our usual strict cleaning regime disinfecting all tables, doors, chair backs and areas that are touchable throughout the day.

We have removed as much from the tables as possible and will hand out sugar, cutlery and condiments as required, ensuring that every time they are removed from tables they are disinfected.

We hope you will continue to support us in these uncertain times.

Stay safe and we wish you well.

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed

From Monday 19th July

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-bookings.
Thank you for your continued support.

Sample Menus

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Food Menu (Example only)

Creamy Wild Mushrooms
Wild and chestnut mushrooms baked with tarragon cream and brie and served with a chunk of warm granary bread. V

Baked Halloumi
On a bed of spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas and pesto, served with a chunk of bread. V

American Pancake Stacks
With smoked salmon, spinach and poached eggs with a drizzle of Hollandaise. £9.25 
With smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup. £8.50
With blueberry compote and yoghurt. £8.25

West Country Breakfast   
Sausage, roasted vine tomato, bacon, mushrooms, black pudding, beans and herb-roasted potatoes, and a choice of eggs, toast and marmalade.

Scrambled eggs on toast  £6.50
Add smoked salmon £3.95
Add Back bacon  £2.75

Grilled Mushrooms
Baby button mushrooms lightly sautéed on toast.

Eggs Benedict
Toasted muffin, home cooked ham, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce.

Toasted Sour Dough
Topped with smoked salmon, crushed avocado, two poached egg and a balsamic drizzle.

Sweet Potato Shells
Filled with roasted chickpeas, roquitto peppers and sunblush tomatoes with a tahini dressing. Vegan

Home Cooked Ham
With a brace of fried free-range eggs and shoestring fries

Croque Monsieur
Toasted ham and gruyere cheese sandwich topped with a Dijon mustard sauce.    
Add a poached egg £1.00

Spinach & Lentil Burger
Topped with caramelised red onion chutney in a warm brioche bun and served with fries, salad and coleslaw. V

Salt Beef Brioche Bun
Downing’s Butchers own Salt Beef served warm in Brioche Bun with black pepper cream cheese and pickled vegetables, fries, salad and coleslaw.

All served with a chunk of granary bread, homemade coleslaw and a dressed baby leaf salad with:
Smoked salmon and Crayfish tails with a lemon and dill mayonnaise £12.95
Westcountry cheeses, Sharpham brie, Quickes cheddar and Devon blue with chutney V £11.95
Home cooked ham and cheddar with chutney £11.50

2 Cheese Scones
Served warm with cream cheese and caramelised red onion chutney

See our boards for daily specials and fresh fish dishes. And don’t forget to check out the chiller for scrumptious salads, and our range of delicious, freshly baked quiches and cakes!

We do add a small service charge to your bill but this is discretionary. Thank you

Scones & Cakes

2 Cheese Scones
Warm and served with cream cheese and caramelised red onion chutney

Cream Tea – 2 Homemade Scones
With Clotted Cream and Jam
And a pot of tea of choice £7.95

Tea Cakes
Toasted Tea Cakes with butter

A daily selection of delicious cakes

Drinks Menu (Example only)

Cornish Roasted Coffee
Flat white £3.50
Americano £2.95
Cappuccino £3.75
Caffe Latte £3.75
Mocha £3.95
Espresso £1.99
Double Espresso £2.30
Flavoured Latte £3.90
Iced Coffee £3.75
Iced Mocha £3.95

Regular Hot Chocolate £3.50
Deluxe Hot Chocolate £3.95

Tea Pig selection £2.40
Everyday Brew
Earl Grey
Super Fruit
Liquorice and peppermint
Chocolate and mint
Pure Lemongrass
Mao – seng Green Tea
Peppermint Tea
Rhubarb and ginger
Apple and Cinnamon

Smoothies £4.50
Selection of Luscombe’s Drinks £3.75