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Grass Roots Cafe

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97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you care about animals and planet Earth then this is a good option. I still felt the need to remind staff about adding coleslaw and butter on jacket potatoes, sometimes the response to the word 'vegan' still doesn't inspire confidence! The food when it arrived certainly did inspire confidence though! Nice environment with comfy sofas and nice artwork, even... More 

Thank steve w
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

interesting food. just try it. tastes good. does a BYO for dinner reservations. I had a good time and managed to try a few different meals

Thank wiselady1950
Ogmore-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Ate out in London for years and so called other posh places - I will eat meat but prefer veggie - been here twice now and it's amazing. The most inventive and attractive food ever. These people would make a killing in London where veggie as good as this is hard to find. Most places have plenty of hummus/falafel etc... More 

Thank Dessalyn42
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Was nice, we went for lunch and was very bread heavy but they accommodated when I asked for a salad. The savoury baked goods were amazing. The cafe is decorated on a lovely manner, loads of sunflowers. Was very pleasant and a pleasing change to you bog standard seaside cafe. Staff were lovely and food was good, I'm a carnivore... More 

Thank Nataliano
Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Just had a wonderful birthday meal with my partner at this lovely restaurant. We had the festive xmas menu and I have to say every course was absolutely amazing and delicious. We highly recommend this place to eat!!!

Thank Paul B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Lovely little coffee shop with a good range of snacks. Very friendly staff and welcoming. Try the cakes they are fabulous

Thank Brennieboy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Got caught in a heavy showewr and ran into hwre for shelter, excellent coffee and wonderful cakes. Also the veggie pasties and thinmgs looked delicious

Thank Dave H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Before going on holiday to Ilfracombe I was desperate to find some places where we could eat as a family, as my daughter is vegan and her friend vegetarian. Grass Roots came up when I googled so we headed there for lunch on a wet and miserable August day! Lovely fresh food and good service, we were not disappointed. My... More 

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Woolacombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Spent a relaxed Friday night here, and its now my favourite restaurant. Having recently become vegetarian, I was keen to try Grass Roots out as I had very good things, and boy was I impressed! The most delicious of freshly made food, a charming little place, and fantastic service and price. I shall definitely be returning again soon! :)

Thank Nick R
Woolacombe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We moved to the area this spring and have walked past this café several times. After the recommendation of some locals we booked a table for Friday evening. We were not disappointed. From arrival with a warm welcome, the whole evening was very relaxed, the food was well presented and the best bit oh so tasty. Not being vegetarian or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian, Vegan
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271-867574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?