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Waterside Cafe

| Chivenor Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 4AY, England
+44 1271 814086
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| Chivenor Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 4AY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't let the approach down a narrow road and through an industrial estate put you off. Waterside is a nice cafe with views of the estuary. We only stopped by for coffee and cake but it was very nice if a little overpriced at £11...More

Thank Captain_Mainwaring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A leisurely cycle ride on a day off with the intention of supporting a local business. 20 minute wait for cold coffee and a further 15 minutes for food. No awareness given there was a delay. Until the chef came out and had a very...More

Thank 4,502,324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at the Waterside Cafe is excellent and there is a selective range of choices for both breakfast, lunch and desserts. I have visited the cafe a handful of times and have always received great service from the staff here. The views are amazing...More

Thank Scarbs48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 35 mins I politely asked the waitress to check on my food for a second time, also pointing out that the group of lads behind me in the queue were now getting their food. The chef/owner then immediately came outside and started shouting at...More

Thank paulW4687BC
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The staff at Waterside Café could not be more helpful or friendly. They are great. I really like that they are happy for dogs to sit with you outside on picnic benches or inside at tables. Their own dog, Eli, relaxes and makes other dogs...More

Thank Tawviewers
Reviewed May 29, 2018

A little gem just on the Tarka trail beyond heanton . It serves good food with a smile better than a lot of multinationals , give it a try

Thank Gundamuck
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

What can I say.... It serves perfect food, perfect drink, perfect customer care, it's just yummy! It's in a strange place, but the food and drink makes you forget where you are. Eli the dog is a hit with my kids, they love seeing him...More

Thank holidoddy
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Slightly unusual location on the edge of a small industrial park midway between Barnstaple and Braunton; that said, great views across the river to Fremington, and interesting bird life all around. Quite pleasant, light interior though the indoor seating arrangement is slightly reminiscent of schooldays...More

1  Thank VCB_10
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Cycling coast to coast and just saw the sign on the trail. Popped in for pasta before tackling hill to Woolacome

Thank Caviarboy
Reviewed April 10, 2018

This is the second time I have been to the Waterside and on entering was told that they were either not serving food or were closing early. Despite the closing time being half an hour later than our arrival, we decided to stay and have...More

3  Thank northdevon2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Chivenor Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 4AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 814086
  • E-mail
Welcome to the Waterside café. Located on the edge of the Taw-Torridge estuary you can access us via the Tarka trail if on foot or by cycle. The second entrance, if driving, is via the old stone bridge and through the Chivenour Business park. We offer delicious foods made with locally sourced produce and organic Devon roasted coffee. We cater for most dietary requirements and have seating with breath-taking views. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with the café also being dog friendly. So come visit and let us look after you!
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