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The Venus Cafe

The Shops at Dartington | Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, England
+44 1803 863926
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“mackerel” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Shops at Dartington | Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Totnes, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jefl01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank carolineprichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank F A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Wallywelling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great walk today from Totnes to Dartington along the river Dart. Stopped in the Venus Cafe within the shops for a cream tea. Absolute delight, top quality, freshly baked scones and a refreshing Organic tea,All well presented on a slate platter. I will...More

Thank garry_pilkington
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch and had gorgeous sourdough melt toasties. Fab taste and great service. We had cold drinks but coffee smelt great. Cakes looked fab too but didn’t sample. Thanks.

Thank Poolegirly
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We visited here to meet up with family who live near ...had a snack here ,very friendly staff and allowed us to take our dog in ....

Thank realoldsalt
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I made my first ( and last ) visit to this "Cafe" today.Ordered two decaffeinated Cappuccinos only to find that they were charging 35p per cup extra for decaffeinated which meant they cost £3.20 each.We have coffee out regularly In a variety of establishments and...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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 863926
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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