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cafe ODE

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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 873427
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here twice now and on both occasions we have found the lady very rude, the food is ok but expensive. You are not able to take dogs inside despite being on a popular walking route. There's nothing friendly about this place at all.

Thank Harriet_E87
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here several times and the food has been great on each occasion. Lovely view, friendly staff and great food - what more could you ask for?

1 Thank Sue M
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my experience, many so-called eco-friendly restaurants disappoint and my expectations here were limited. They are either expensive, pretentious or bland. How wrong I was; the Café Ode is as authentic as I have seen. We each thoroughly enjoyed our food, the service and whole experience. Right from the cafe's own solar energy usage chart, the cooking and heating approaches... More 

1 Thank Peter3152
Paignton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch today with a friend and it was just so lovely. Managed to get a nice bench to ourselves and it was quaint and quiet (I imagine it will be rammed in the summer), the place had a nice vibe about it and the food was delicious. I had sausage and caramelised onion bun and my friend had... More 

1 Thank Charli N
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff and even better food ! Healthy locally sourced food that is prepared fresh i from of you. A cosy log fire makes it a favourite winter hang out and outside tables make it lovely for the summer with your dog. Homemade chocolate brownies and ginger cake are the best ever. Karen front of house and Ian the chef... More 

1 Thank Kerry W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited Cafe Ode at Shaldon over the Christmas break and really enjoyed it. The staff are very attentive and the chef Ian will do anything for you. Really lovely food and relaxing atmosphere. Recommend to anyone.

1 Thank Anne H
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited at 2pm on a winters day - this is a popular dog walking area but dogs aren't allowed inside so we had to sit outside. We asked for sausage baps and were told they were out of sausages so we asked for bacon bap instead to be told that they weren't serving breakfast items - we asked what... More 

Thank MHTQ1
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place - stunning views and really helpful friendly staff. The food was stunning, but the only downside was the portion sizes were small for the amount we paid. I would have hoped for a bit more. Ideal location and a great sustainable cafe.

Thank weeny_mel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely hour enjoying a cream tea. Excellent service and sustainable ethos throughout and pleasant surroundings

Thank eileenjcm
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The first thing I must say is that the eco-industrial chiq vibe works. The place is clearly popular and will certainly wow patrons looking for a trendy hipster experience. This is especially the case when sampling the excellent micro-brewed beer which is produced on the premises. However, I am afraid it will not appeal to foodies looking for value for... More 

Thank Nick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 31
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Shaldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 873427
Currently the UKs highest rated sustainable restaurant.cafe ODE serves fun food for the family that does not cost the earth.Organic regional and season food, licenced and open 10am - 7pm at present. closed Tuesdays and also now open for dinner Friday and Saturday - great views of the coast and lots of parking

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?