Six unusual eateries in North Devon you might not know about

Have you been to any of these more unusual eateries?

Have you been to any of these more unusual eateries? - Credit: Archant

A café on a boat? A trike selling cakes? A beachside coffee van selling home bakes? Here are some places to eat in North Devon you might not know about.

The Storm in a Teacup boat cafe at Watermouth Harbour. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Storm in a Teacup boat cafe at Watermouth Harbour. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

We know we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat in North Devon. But how about something a bit different?

Here are some unusual eateries you might not know about...

Storm in a Teacup

A scene of summer from Barricane Beach - though you'd be mistaken for thinking it was abroad! By Mar

A scene of summer from Barricane Beach - though you'd be mistaken for thinking it was abroad! By Martin Campling. - Credit: Archant

Get on board at Watermouth with a new café offering tea, cakes, breakfasts, ice-cream and lunches, all from a lovingly restored boat.

The aptly named café has taken up residence in a 1970s River Severn rescue boat, which sits by the harbour slipway, with cosy seating for up to 12 people and a wood burner for the winter months.

Barricane Beach Café

Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay.

Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay. - Credit: Archant

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Once a lesser known spot enjoyed by locals, Barricane Beach Café is now a thriving hotspot for tourists in the holidays, while locals enjoy the slightly quieter, out-of-season summer evenings.

The café serves up traditional Sri Lankan curries in the evening, with visitors able to bring their own bottle and a picnic blanket.

Bake and Brew

Inside the new Waterside Cafe at Chivenor

Inside the new Waterside Cafe at Chivenor - Credit: Archant

Sited on the Tarka Trail at Yelland, Bake and Brew is the perfect stop-off during a hike or bike ride.

Delicious bakes and hot drinks are served up from this eco-friendly trike, and visitors can sit and enjoy the stunning views over the estuary too.

Waterside Café

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel - Credit: Archant

Another hidden gem on the Tarka Trail, this time near Braunton, is the Waterside Café, tucked in the corner of Chivenor Industrial Estate.

This beauty spot serves up delicious food with plenty of seats indoors and out, and views over the estuary. Don’t forget to say hello to the resident pooch, Eli, who can often be found basking in the sunshine.

Heartbreak Hotel

Cafe on Board

Cafe on Board - Credit: Archant

Perched on the Esplenade at Woolacombe, Heartbreak Hotel Coffee is perfect for a post-surf or swim treat.

They serve up barista coffee and fresh bakes, including dairy free options, with some beautiful views over the coastline vistas.

Café Onboard

Forget your run-of-the-mill café, take to the water and enjoy a drink or lunch on deck at Café Onboard in Bideford.

Situated at Bank End in Bideford, you can enjoy the sunshine and river views while you sip a cold drink or grab a bite to eat.

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