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Driftwood Coffee Shop

11 Gammon Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1DJ, England
+44 1271 329488
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
“smoothie” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Gammon Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a quick coffee whilst passing through Barnstaple. Really nice skinny caramel latte and a big wedge of toast. None of that cheap sliced stuff here. Friendly smiling staff. All good.

Thank samwisetheone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit and wasn't disappointed by any means. Only went in as was getting busy in town and saw a space in the restaurant. High chair available for my granddaughter who was soon tucking in to a huge toasted tea cake and had a delicious...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in here a couple of times, and I don’t really understand why it is rated so highly. The coffee is ok but certainly not the best I’ve come across. Just because someone can make a nice little coffee bean design on top...More

Thank David B
Peter S, Owner at Driftwood Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tripadvisor users, We would normally direct our reply to David here but since his “review” contains no actual information or issue to address, we decided to just comment in general. Firstly, we don’t believe David is a customer of ours. When people decide to...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Headed in to Barnstaple whilst on our vacation in Woolacombe and found this coffee shop down a side street. I only had a toast and a coffee as I was still full from breakfast. Toast was an amazing thick slice (they call it a doorstep?...More

Thank griffithst22
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and our dog. Made very welcome coffee good smoothies excellent. Treats provided for dog. Would visit again

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We came for a coffee while shopping in Barnstaple. My mum forgot to mention my coffee was decaf, they replaced the coffee and wouldn’t let us pay for it even though it was our fault. Always lovely coffee and cakes and plenty of room.

Thank westonmrs
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service, great coffee! Not ideal for anyone wanting to while away the hours in blissful contemplation. Though if you want goodwill and drink which is a cut above the standard fayre but you don't want to pay through the nose (£10 for...More

Thank JannerDog
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Fabulous coffee and a sandwich so large it even kept me quiet for a while! Love coming here for the great service and super fresh food. Always a pleasure visiting you guys. x

Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Had a bacon brie and cranberry sandwich. Sounds simple enough but oh my goodness. This has to be the best sandwich I've ever had....ever. Delicious fresh bread, plenty of scrummy filling and a coleslaw on the side which was absolutely fantastic. What...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our third year in a row, just love the coffee and cakes, great little coffee shop, very friendly staff, so cosy and relaxing.

Thank Paul H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Gammon Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 329488
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We are a family run, independent coffee shop in the heart of Barnstaple just off the High Street. Our customers love our coffee and we are proud to keep high barista standards. We prepare and make all our food fresh on the day and all meals are made to order to ensure total freshness. We source local produce where possible, including our bacon, sausages and chicken. We use a local bakery and greengrocers. Try one of our scones (made by us on site) or choose one of our many cake options if you don't feel like a large meal. Driftwood is also well known for its delicious smoothies and milkshakes. We also have fresh fruit and vegetable juices. We have free wifi and off street outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome
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