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5 Paddons Row | Brook Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0HF, England
+44 1822 612888
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Tavistock I would definitely recommend a visit to Donella's. The food was very good and the service great. We had a long chat with the owners while we there and they were very helpful with tips on where to visit when in North Devon. A great find for us.

Thank Andrew B
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Have eaten lunch here many times and can not fault the food. All freshly prepared with local ingredients. Lovely varied menu at reasonable prices. Good customer service a real little gem.

Thank SandyB1722
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here the food was excellent Welsh Rarebit on a generous chunk of granary bread topped with bacon delicious nice atmosphere clean friendly lots of good food on the menu their cream tea and cake selection looked lush. Outside courtyard seating too for nice weather. Our second visit. Will always choose lunch here when visiting Tavistock

Thank Julie L
Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Excellent food,really friendly staff,manager can be very rude,especially too his staff,which is a shame,as it makes a bad atmosphere.

Thank rogeeandjeannie
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

this little cafe is a gem. the coffee is superb, freshly ground, and the cakes and treats are always interesting and very tasty. much of it is home made. serch them out in Paddons row, and they are right up the top by the steps. really great little place, our favourite in Tavi by far. inexpensive also

Thank miltonkoi
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Popped in for a snack - made welcome even though they were busy. Its only a small place with limited seating but ideal for what they offer. Nice selection of lite bites and cakes - we had toasted sandwiches which were well made, generous and tasty. Offered extra milk and water for the tea if we wanted it. Very nice... More 

Thank fredandchristine
Solihull uk
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190 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dropped in for a quick bite for lunch, Best hot chocolate I have had for ages, creamy and very hot. nice tea cake with plenty of butter. Friends had soup which they said was delicious as was the sausage sandwich.

Thank Bab5y
Devon, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Sat outside with the dog & enjoyed a great cappuccino and delicious hot chocolate and one of the most delicious home made almond bake well slice which was light & tasty.

Thank steveissy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We dropped in for a coffee and a bacon sandwich one morning while visiting Tavistock. WARNING.. we ordered filter coffee as per the menu, to be served Americano, as they dont actually sell filter coffee, they just have it on the menu to look good. (Trades Description perhaps). The manager/owner was most pleasant to us, but was totally obnoxious and... More 

Thank Grahame S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We found this cafe by accident when stopping at the bike repair shop. Great menu with a wide range of different local products. Well worth a visit.

Thank Kathryn L

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 5 Paddons Row | Brook Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 612888

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