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The Venus Cafe

The Shops at Dartington | Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, England
+44 1803 712648
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (10 reviews)
“fish cakes” (3 reviews)
“mackerel” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Shops at Dartington | Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, England
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

WE can only hope that the premises will be taken over by an outfit with some genuine ambition in catering and not another lazy offering doing the same old thing...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hw46
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I was never find of this cafe and am glad to hear Dartington Trust are taking over the premises to open a new cafe at the Shops at Dartington Let’s hope they serve locally sourced food and no burgers

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank joyhansonuk
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The person behind the counter was a space cadet and took ages over a very simple order. Thank god they weren’t busy! Chocolate milkshake just tasted of blended fat and sugar with some ice crystals thrown in. £10 for 2 milkshakes? You’re having a laugh!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TTT404
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Excellent choice of menu, form small meals to larger ones for the starving. Well prepared and lovely to eat

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Christine R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Enjoyed the ice cream and the cream scones. Nice clean premises and friendly staff, Prices not to high, dog friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I have to hand it to Venus cafe. If you want to lose regular customers you've exceeded your dreams. So expensive with so so wraps, okish pasties (not for £6.50 thank you), dried out sausage rolls and an uninteresting selection of cakes. Dear oh dear....the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Readster56
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Visited for breakfast, but were told that they have stopped serving breakfast. The rude waitress failed to inform us that there was a cafe serving breakfast around the corner. We were left with a stale tea cake and undercooked sausage roll which was unbelievably greasy....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jefl01
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely service, dog friendly, very cool indoors in the heatwave, refreshing, cold, tasty milkshakes and ice creams. Great menu.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carolineprichard
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Venus cafes in Devon, I know that quality and eco awareness is paramount to the company and was therefore surprised with the experience we had today at the branch located at the shops at Dartington. Most food available was of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank F A
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A good location between Exeter and Dartmouth to meet up. Light lunch, a coffee and a chat. Fairly comfortable setting and friendly service. Good choice of fresh wraps, sandwiches and cakes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wallywelling
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Shops at Dartington | Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes  >  Dartington
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 712648
Bringing the much-loved Venus Cafe experience inland, you can now enjoy a delicious Venus meal or quick coffee after some retail therapy at The Shops at Dartington. Open every day from 8:30am - 5:00pm. Serving hot and cold food and drink. Choices include: full English breakfast, seafood specials, burgers, vegetarian options, children's meals, salads, sandwiches, baguettes and, of course, the mandatory cream tea.
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