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Velvet & Vanilla

Certificate of Excellence
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12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 420444
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous hidden gem, service with a smile, excellent coffee and sweet toasted cherry brioche, can't wait to return X

Thank Stephen A
Bideford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have visited the restaurant quite a few times over the summer and every time it has been very good with service second to none great food it is only a small restaurant so please book, but the Tapas which we have ate every time we visited is great, this well worth a visit but you will need to book.... More 

Thank Joplo10
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to fault this charming little place. Nestled in a alleyway just off the sea front, it's the perfect little hideaway. We had paella which was utterly brilliant. The prawns were some of the best I've had! To go with it we thought we'd sample the cocktails. I'd highly recommend it! I had a vodka martini but only because I... More 

Thank Milonoseit
Devon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Told by friends we had to visit this little cafe. What a little find 5 seconds from the seafront easy to find. We had coffee and a light bite, we will be back for dinner soon menu looked amazing.

Thank simon g
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for dinner, lovely little restaurant with bags of character, greeted by the owner very welcoming and nothing to much trouble, we had cocktails with olives and selection of artesian breads, followed by the most amazing tapas. Great selection of food and puddings to finish we will be back. Don't miss a table at this little gem.

Thank Alastair P
Pershore, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We sought out this cafe based upon the recent excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, but I am very sorry to report that neither the 'welcome', service nor food was up to expectations. The cafe was staffed with young girls who would clearly have preferred to be almost anywhere else. We ordered an afternoon cream tea for two, not cheap at... More 

Thank DenAlandPups
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great homemade scones in a great value cream tea. A warm welcome from the staff, and a homely atmosphere makes Velvet and Vanilla well worth seeking out when in Bideford

Thank Julian C
Braunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fantastic food reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. From tables, seating, crockery to wonderful food. Rate it highly

Thank j0andphilip
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Came here following Trip Adviser reviews and we were not disappointed. Light as a feather scones, plenty of cream and jam with tea in proper China cups and saucers which my mother-in-law loved. Service excellent and the staff were lovely!

Thank Julie M
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place which is really hidden away in the backstreets of bideford. Staff were lovely and food was ordered and brought out to us really quickly. The food beautiful and there was so much of it! Would definitely recommend it

Thank Jodie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 420444
Consistently delicious. Cosy & friendly independent cafe & bar, locally renowned for great tasting home-made food at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & home-baked cakes, afternoon teas, evenings, private parties. A good range of traditional and contemporary dishes and a variety of tempting vegetarian options; sandwiches, jackets, soups, mezze & pizza etc. Fully licenced - great cocktails and sensibly selected wine list. Very child-friendly. Free wifi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?