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“One stop shop for holiday goodies (& cracking cafe too)”
Review of Johns of Appledore

Johns of Appledore
Ranked #8 of 12 Restaurants in Appledore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: Deli, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 15, 2014

If only Johns had a cafe / deli near us. Due to reviews on here, took a detour on our route around North Devon to see what all the fuss was about. Mighty pleased we did. Had a wonderful lunch in the cafe (smoked fish platter, Brie & bacon baguette), then bought most of the ingredients again in the deli, plus other scrumptious food) also from their shop right next door, to take back to our accommodation with us. If you love a good brownie, you just must must must try their salted caramel choc brownies. To die for. But don't - at least not until you've had one of their home made quiches - just fabulous.

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Thank NikkiC-UK
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Good selection, no need to go anywhere else! Lots of ready meals for self caterers but also anything else you might need.

Thank 95LizC
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Brilliant food (crispy bacon bap with fried egg to die for) Such happy welcoming people--it was pouring with rain.

Thank Malcolm R
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

When we booked a brunch for 15, Johns let us take over the whole cafe. We were looked after admirably, with excellent fry ups and patisserie all round.
High quality food in a lovely environment.
Set us all up perfectly for the long journey home...and we won 25 quid with one of their lottery tickets!

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1  Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Visited Johns with my daughter on 3 January was very disappointed all round . Considering the cafe won the award for best cafe in 2013 it was very poor . The waitress service was non existent had to order in the shop as no one came to take order. Drinks when they arrived were Luke warm and served plainly. The hot chocolate had not been mixed was watery and lumpy. Cake was average a little on the heavy side ... French toast was very good . When paying the staff couldn't work the till and waited an age to pay. If this won I hope they had an off day.. No character and extremely poor service. Pricey and not worth it.

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2  Thank beckybayet
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arjohns_12, Owner at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Hi Becky. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not match the service and high standards enjoyed by so many of our customers. We're delighted that you enjoyed our homemade French toast but disappointed to read about the quality of the drinks that you described as we strive to deliver high quality produce. Following your feedback we have now installed a better system to alert the team as customers come into the cafe to ensure the waitress service is fully efficient. The member of staff that served you has been reminded to follow the straight forward process for calculating cafe bills.

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