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The Best Breakfast Spots in Barnstaple

Devon is renowned for its culinary delights and Barnstaple is a great place to start.  And with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, it is essential to get this one right.  There are lots of delicious brunch options in the area.  Check out our recommendations below for the best breakfast spots in Barnstaple.


Located on the historic Butcher’s Row, Block is situated in the heart of Barnstaple.  The café serves delicious brunch, lunch, coffee, and cakes during the day.  Offering the classics plus their own favourites, they offer a delicious selection that caters for everyone.  With gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, you can keep the whole family happy at Block.  They also offer a globally inspired menu at night which you can enjoy at home via delivery or collection.  Check out their website to find out more about one of the best breakfast spots in Barnstaple.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Saturday 9am-2:30pm

Tarko Lounge

You might have heard of the Lounge chain, offering informal café bars all over England. Tarko Lounge serves a wide range of food and drinks, in a comfortable, welcoming space. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast or brunch in their cosy establishments. They take their food seriously, using the best, fresh produce in creative dishes. Their all-day menus offer something for everyone, with top-notch gluten-free and vegan menus, packed with interesting and satisfying dishes.

Opening Times: Sunday-Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm

Instagram: @tarkolounge

Tea By the Taw

Opened and run by two local born and bred ladies, Tea by the Taw is a vintage styled tearoom.  Serving homemade cakes, cream teas, and high teas, it is a lovely spot for a light spot of breakfast.  Positioned along the River Taw, make sure to pop in for something delicious while you sit and admire the view.  A popular spot for the locals, this is one not to miss on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Instagram: @teabythetaw

The Boutport Café

Serving homemade breakfast and lunches during the week, they pride themselves on superb service, fabulous food, and delicious drinks.  Working with local farms, butchers and suppliers, everything you taste is made with local ingredients and love.  Join them in their cosy space, bring a book and enjoy the ambience.  You will not be disappointed.  This is one of the best breakfast spots in in Barnstaple, so we recommend booking!

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Instagram: the_boutport_cafe

The Feel Good Larder

The Feel Good Larder is unique because it is solely gluten-free.  Their mission is to serve great tasting coffee in a space friendly space for people who love food.  They are an independent business, focussing on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.  They offer continental style breakfasts and homemade cakes.  It is also a great place for a nutritious brunch.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm

Instagram: @thefeelgoodlarder

The Station Masters Café

Nestled in the heart of Barnstaple, this charming café is the perfect spot to refuel and relax.  They understand the importance of a great location for those seeking adventure and tranquillity.  The café is passionate about serving delicious, locally sourced food and beverages, whilst being the perfect pit stop for outdoor enthusiasts.  Located a short distance from the Tarka Trail and South West Coast Path, it is the perfect start to an active day.  Be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, Saturday 8am-1:30pm

Instagram: @station_masterscafe

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