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Est. in 1982, Toucan Wholefoods is a natural health store and café located in the lively seaside town of Minehead. Winner of Best Independent Health Store 2014. We stock organic fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy, alcohol and other produce from local certified producers; a comprehensive range of wholefoods and foods for special diets, teas and drinks, herbs and spices, delicious snacks, a tasty vegetarian takeaway counter and lots of chocolate too! We also stock herbal and vitamin supplements, earth-friendly household cleaners, natural body care and baby care products. On our 1st floor we run a wholefood, vegetarian café offering organic fair trade coffee and tea, smoothies, fresh juices, delicious
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Staff are very friendly. The food is delicious. And I always have a clean plate when I finish. If you are looking for healthy home cooked vegetarian and vegan food, look no further. Food that’s like a warm hug. 🥰

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we’d give the cafe another try now that lockdown rules relaxed. So, so happy to see a familiar face in the kitchen and a return to the good old days of fabulous Toucan food! Had the falafel and hummus sandwich and it was a...delicious, huge sandwich with lovely side salad. Although I’m not vegan or even vegetarian I always enjoyed the food here and made it a regular spot for lunching with my vegan friend. So thrilled that those happy days of lunching here with fantastic food, friendly service and sunshine pouring in are back again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2020

really lovely place. Love the range of products in the shop and the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

From the outside, it doesn't look much and one could easily pass by this place and not give it a second look. Above a whole food store, was a surprisingly great cafe, a proper hidden gem. A few rooms which make it really easy to...keep social distance. Not a huge menu but that's what we prefer as you know then more care is likely to be taken. We had falafels and the butternut squash quiche. Plenty of well dressed salad and really nice veggie meals. We are not veggie and if all veggie food is like this, I would be happy! Even my 11 year old who doesn't like salad, said the salad was nice. A real hidden gem which makes a real difference to your usual sandwich and predictable food in a cafe.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

We discovered this place on a previous visit and we're looking forward to returning. Fabulous home made food, most of which veggie or vegan. Generous portions and you feel good eating it. Healthy stuff. Cracking fresh salads and hearty quiches. I love it! If you...get a window seat you can watch the world go by below you.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

After many years of the Toucan being the best place to get a decent coffee in Minehead, a the new owners have built on these years of success. What is new and lovely is the amazing environment Amy has created. It’s bold. It’s fresh and...it’s a lovely place to sit and have coffee in Mineahead.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Review written by my 10 year old daughter: I visited here to treat my mum, sister and my great aunt. We went up to the first floor and then had a great view of the town. The atmosphere was lovely and everyone there calm and...chatting nicely to each other. When the food was served, almost immediately, it was brilliant! Me and my sister had the lemon drizzle cake and my mum's fruit scone with no sugar was delicious. That's why I would like to recommend the Toucan Cafe for it's food, atmosphere and amazing service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

For over a decade we enjoyed this cosiest and friendliest of cafes with great vegan food (my omnivorous relations didn't even realise it was a vegetarian café). However, we gave it a wide berth after unpleasantness with some new owners. Now has a new new...owner... but sadly still not the Toucan of old. Pros: vegan coleslaw, several vegan dishes, lovely old building. Cons: burnt and over-peppered burger, undercooked pastry, bare walls, hints of chain-store-supplements over hearty wholefood. We really want to love you again!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 19 January 2020

Return visit. Been a few times but saw the negative views a while back and made special trip to check out. All good now. Excellent meal - really tasty pie, interesting sides, very good value. Nice warm haven in winter. Friendly staff. Such a good...choice of meals - always difficult to make mind up - and tempts you to come back time and again. Only shame is it’s so far away for me. As an overall package, I can’t think of a better cafe I’ve ever come across.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2019

I had mushroom & eggs benedict this mornin and it was lovely. Then went to the shop and bought lots of goodies, so nice to good to have such a variety with vegetarian food.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Bristolchef | Reviewed this property |
They have 240v 13amp socket outlets in which you can insert your own mobile phone charger
21 January 2016|
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Response from 364mavisk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they do, it's a cafe attached to a health food shop, they are very helpful with dietary problems. Mavis K
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Yes, The Toucan Cafe offers takeaway services.

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The Toucan Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5