A38, Junction A385; 13 mins
Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat 9am-4pm
Tues, Thurs 9am-5pm
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
It’s hard to beat ‘The Hairy Barista’ as a coffee shop name, and the same goes for the coffee here: Roe and Ruth take their beans seriously. If you’re a coffee lover, it’s worth diverting on your way to Cornwall to sample the speciality brews at the top of this hill above Totnes.
Food hinges on vegan and organic principles, so you’re in the right place if you prefer an oat matcha latte, almond turmeric latte or something from the wide variety of superfood smoothies. The baking may be low in fat and sugar but flavour is never sacrificed – it’s finger-licking good and Instagram-pretty too.
It’s a bit of a squeeze in the shop, so it’s a good job the staff and regulars are so friendly. Order your food to take away or find a quiet corner to enjoy a generously filled sourdough toastie.
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