We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grass Roots Cafe

97 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, England
+44 1271 867574
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (8 reviews)
“satay” (2 reviews)
“fritters” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
97 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

a good choice available. Coffee and desserts delightful. Grass Roots is open on some evenings. Bring your own wine for corkage.

Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We attended a Saturday night bistro evening recently.The food was great and plenty of it! Excellent value at £15 for the 3 courses,about 3/4 choices for each course. We particularly liked being able to bring our own wine.The service was efficient and friendly and the...More

Thank phake2016
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Straight out of the car park and knowing nothing about Ilfracombe we happened upon this cafe and were drawn in by the books in the window and the need for coffee. We were not disappointed, friendly welcome from both humans and dog, delicious coffee and...More

Thank Saraki
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Recently returned to Grass roots with a friend who enjoys vegetarian food, and her meat eating husband. He husband was a little reluctant to partake initially, but after some persuasion he enjoyed soup, bread and butter pudding and a plain main option (as he didn't...More

Thank OliverSJD
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Catherine Y
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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...More

Thank MissMIm20112
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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...More

Thank mha404
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.

1  Thank Reb8cca
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,...More

Thank PeteH23
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...More

1  Thank Jennie C
Nearby Restaurants
Nelly May's Parlour
200 reviews
.13 km away
The Manor House Cafe
317 reviews
.13 km away
Johnny C's Diner
83 reviews
.23 km away
Coffee Break
66 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ilfracombe Harbour
784 reviews
.83 km away
Tunnels Beaches
1,360 reviews
.38 km away
St Nicholas Chapel
196 reviews
.93 km away
Ilfracombe Museum
374 reviews
.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 September 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
17 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Gimmick4Life |
Ppl need to provide more proof when i post reviews it's the given truth not "my opinion" when i say a place is bad i mean it.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867574
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing