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Elsie Mays

10 Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6LU, England
+44 1884 235935
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6LU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of 12 of us showed up unexpectedly for breakfast, and were served really well. Great options for everyone, including vegan options, the food was great and they made an effort to get everything out around the same time. Massive portions, great value for...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a while to wait for our bus connection, so we popped into Elsie Mays for a bowl of home made soup, which was excellent, and the cakes looked very tempting. The service was prompt and the servers were very polite and helpful.

Thank LIZ151247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a quick 'fix' when hungry after shopping at M&S nearby. Loved the uniform worn by the ladies - vey bright and colourful. The service was very good even though the place seemed to be very busy. Loved the Quiche Lorraine.

Thank DougieFowler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an hour to kill before the bus left from the nearby bus station, so stopped in Elsie Mays. Having a pot of tea and cake, is the civilized way to wait for a bus. Staff who wear 1950's inspired outfits are friendly and...More

Thank saf7670
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Very good cake and you get a variety of vegan and dairy free cakes. Prices are also great and the service is polite. I can definitely recommend coming here.

Thank Tim G
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It truly means a lot to ourselves and our staff

Reviewed August 7, 2018

What a fantastic place, opened up in the evening especially for our birthday celebrations, brilliant menu to choose from the food was homemade and couldn't fault it, great range of alcoholic beverages to choose from... very organised, helpful... would book here gain and again..

Thank Michelle F
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. I'm so glad you all had a great time and that Debbie and the staff looked after you so well. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely coffee ,friendly staff ,good location with plenty of nice cakes to choose from ,sat outside and watched the world go by

Thank Alison L
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

A lot of our customers like the fact that they can sit outside. It's especially nice this year because of the good weather we've been having. Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely delicious high tea yesterday. Thank you for lovely food and great service. Lots of cake and sandwiches. Meant to be for two people but in fact fed our children too!! Amazing place to enjoy an afternoon.

Thank Caroline C
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you Caroline C for you wonderful review. Our High Tea's are something special especially the presentation. we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 20, 2018

A great place to eat and drink, very friendly staff, great food and drinks choice, cakes and food that's freshly made and really great portions and prices. We love the place and keep going back for more.

Thank Lesley R
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

We are glad that you keep coming back. It's customers like you that make our work seem worth while. Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Elsie May's is conveniently located at the bus station in Tiverton and is a gem of a cafe. The buisness is family run and the story is proudly shared through photos and other family ephemera throughout the quaint premises. The quality of home cooked food...More

Thank jonathan m
amanda j, Owner at Elsie Mays, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you Jonathan for your wonderful review. When we opened Elsie Mays we wanted to offer something a little different from everyone else. Homemade is our ethos even down to our hand cut chips. It makes us very proud and reinforces our belief that we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 235935
Licenced Café/Coffee shop located next to the towns bus station. Conveniently positioned at the gateway to Tiverton opposite the multi storey car park.
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