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.

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday: 9am till 4pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am till 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Bank holiday opening times may vary
Opening times do vary in the school holidays. However, we generally open 9am till 5pm daily (except Sundays & Mondays)
Unfortunately, we do not take bookings during the day as we work on a first come, first served basis.

Please be patient during these difficult times.

We ask that you stay at your table and we will take your order from there and will bring your bill and take payment from you at your table.

You will be asked to complete a contact detail form on arrival. This is a mandatary government requirement to enable track and trace in case of a future outbreak of Covid-19, this is to kept for 21 days after such time we will destroy it, no details will be kept on record beyond the 21 day period.

As we have reduced seating, we ask that during busy times you free up your table once you have finished so we can disinfect thoroughly ready for another customer.

Thank you for your support and hopefully we will be back to full capacity soon

We are open for Christmas!

By popular demand, we will be opening our doors on Christmas Day!

A delicious lunch with a festive twist will be served in our usual convivial atmosphere. Arrivals for 12.30, ready for lunch to be served at 1pm.

We expect tables to book up quickly so please place your order now. Downloading our scrumptious menu, complete the booking form and email it back to us to secure your booking!

Lunch is £75.00 per person including a £20 deposit per person to secure your booking.

There may be some tweaks to the menu depending on availability of produce. A wine list will be available to pre-order from and on the day, along with a selection of local Ales and Cider.


Sample Menus – Visit Facebook for our latest menus

Food Menu

Ham Hash
shredded ham, black pudding, herb roasted new potatoes, baked and served with a mustard dressing a poached egg and sour cream on top with a side of chutney 

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

Individual baked camembert
Stuffed with sun blush tomatoes, roquitto pepper pearls and pesto with a chunk of bread and chutney                

American Style pancake stack
With smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup.                                                        

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  6.25
Add smoked salmon 3.75
Back bacon  2.50

Grilled Mushrooms on toast 6.75

Eggs Royale
Toasted muffin with smoked salmon, poached eggs and finished with hollandaise sauce.

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

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

Smokey Beans
Mixed beans in a fragrant, smokey tomato sauce and a hint of chilli on top of sourdough and topped with two poached eggs.

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

Smoked salmon and Crayfish platter
Served with a chunk of bread, a mixed baby leaf salad and coleslaw

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

Cream tea
2 scones with clotted cream, jam and a pot of tea of choice

Toasted Tea Cake  2.50                                  

See our boards for daily specials

Scones & Cakes

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

Cream Tea – 2 Scones
With Clotted Cream and Jam
And a pot of tea of choice 7.25

A daily selection of delicious cakes

Drinks Menu

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