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OPEN DAILY 10.30 am - 5.00 pm April - September PLUS:
- Evening events (6.30 pm - 11.30 pm)
- Breakfasts on request from 8.30 pm
- Suppers and parties any evening (bookings 01805 601778)
See our events page for music nights, film & special events
(photo by Tom Mathews)
Yarde Cafe was converted in 2002 (from a former chicken shack and before that, a sailor's dormitory in Plymouth!) supported by a small grant from the Department for Transport's "Cycling Projects Fund"
Located at the highest point on the Tarka Trail, the cafe offers fairtrade teas and coffees, organic soft drinks, home-made cakes and pies, healthy and/or fairtrade snacks, local ice-cream, filled rolls, salads, home-made pizza, and a couple of specials made on the premises.
We have a licensed bar offering local real ales, farmhouse cider and a small selection of affordable wines.
The Cyclist's Breakfast combines local and organic ingredients including free-range organic eggs from 4 miles away, real bacon from the Cornish Bacon Company and local butcher's sausages (vegetarian variant available)
Seating is available for 30 in the cafe with outside tables on the terrace or in the orchard.
The emphasis is on local and seasonal food, with some organic ingredients.
To make a booking for a private event please call us on 01805 601778
Our suppliers include:
Essential Trading - the Bristol based ethical co-operative supplying a range of mainly organic ingredients including fairtrade coffee beans, chocolate bars, organic drinks, crisps, olive oil, olives etc.
We have an excellent butcher in Torrington (Steve at Farm Fresh Produce) who sources all his meat from Devon farms and makes excellent big meaty sausages.
Dunstaple Farm Ice cream - real farm ice-cream made from double and clotted cream (8 miles away)
Salad crops and vegetables in season -
The Jolly Gardner provides us with some very local salads (about a ¼ mile up the road) as well as delicious jams and chutneys - available in the cafe and to take away by the jar.
More local salads, herbs and vegetables (including luscious basil and coriander) are now also supplied by Shanti Smallwood who runs Old Chapel Organics near Petrockstowe - only 4 miles away.
Other fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied by the Stacey family at Xanadu in Torrington
The Forge Brewery
in nearby Hartland produces a lovely range of cask conditioned real ales ranging from the richly flavoured IPA to the light summery Hartland Blonde and the award-winning Litehouse.