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Home Farm Cafe

Muddy says: Every country walk needs a friendly, cosy cafe at the end of it; every town needs a twinkly restaurant to retreat to; and every county needs a hidden culinary gem just waiting to be discovered. Home Farm Cafe, on the National Trust’s Parke estate, at the edge of Dartmoor, is Devon’s little delight.

Home farm cafe

You know when a cafe just perfectly encapsulates its surroundings? When it doesn’t try to be anything that it’s not? With its warm and cosy interior, rustic charm and a seasonal menu that champions the local produce, Home Farm Cafe just fits beautifully snug in its little part of Dartmoor, and we love it.

Part of the charm is how this little cafe takes on all occasions, at all times of the day. Whether you’re retreating from the elements after a dog-walk on the Parke Estate, in search of a cuppa and a mid-morning snack; coming for a scrummy afternoon tea; or booking in for an intimate, candlelit meal beneath rafters dressed with twinkly fairy lights; this one does it all with aplomb.

And at the heart of it all is the award-winning food, with over 85% of the produce locally sourced. The menu’s offer both creative dishes, alongside simpler staples that make the ingredients the stars of the show and at super-reasonable prices, too. From hunks of slow-cooked meat, to simple, colourful bowls of soup and puds to wear the stretchy pants for, what’s not to love? Go and fill your boots – and keep an eye out for the little resident robin, while you’re there!

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