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Grass Roots Cafe

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97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 867574
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely café with excellent choice of vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and cosy. I have attended bistro evenings in the past which are very good value, with a set menu and bring your own wine, but you need to check when they are on and book in advance.

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Thank Catherine Y
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my six year old daughter here today for lunch, absolutely delightful from start to finish. The cafe itself is beautifully decorated and inviting, with sofas as well as wooden tables and chairs and a selection of toys and books for the little ones. My jacket potato was piping hot and clearly oven baked and little ones lunch box was... More 

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Thank MissMIm20112
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there twice this week, one for coffee and a cake, and once for a lunch. Superb foods, prices, surroundings and staff. A real asset to Ilfracombe and check out the bistro evenings. I am not a vegetarian, but will definitely be back, again and again!

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Thank mha404
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of fillings to choose from for jacket potatoes and paninis. So much in fact that it took us a long time to choose. Nice selection of cakes too. Nice spot to meet for lunch.

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1 Thank Rebster85
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is now a regular haunt for us, whether with our vegetarian friends or the omnivores. £12 for 3 course that are always filling. Bring your own wine but they do server their own soft drinks. There are 3 menus over a 3 week period, but they change periodically. A vegetarian friend of ours sat down saw the menu and... More 

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Thank PeteH23
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are both vegetarian and were wandering around Ilfracombe on our first night there, trying to find somewhere nice to eat. When we saw this place we thought it looked nice for a lunch option the next day and went to check it out. So excited when we saw the Bistro evenings advertised. Managed to book the last table for... More 

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1 Thank Jennie C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent and varied vegan dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sadly, we were not in town for the bistro evening but would have definitely booked a place

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Thank Vincent M
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get booked into one of the bistro evenings. These are run on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are a must, if you want to go, as the place was fully booked on the evening we went. And we soon realised why, the food is delicious and plentiful. With the menu offering a good selection. It's... More 

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1 Thank Daz_Adie
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This restaurant is a fantastic vegetarian and vegan restaurant! Meals delicious, home-cooked and very cheap for the quality and quantity! The restaurant is quaint and beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of sunflower pictures and nicnacs, making it very bright and cheerful! Would highly recommend this little place!

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Thank evmlowdell
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lovely food and friendly welcome. One tiny moan - the helpings are too big! Still that is better than saying they are too small!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867574

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