Cakes and Coffee at Kirsty’s Kitchen, North Tawton

Kirsty’s Kitchen in North Tawton: a lovely place for a reviving coffee. The lunches looked pretty good too. This cafe, where Kirsty also offers cake baking and decorating courses, is in the middle of the town. Footpaths on the Tarka Trail pass close by North Tawton and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes once lived around the corner. Sometimes we cycle out to North Tawton, and the route takes you past the church. In the Churchyard you can still see the yew tree Plath wrote about in one of her most famous poems. But even if that’s not your thing, it’s likely the cake at Kirsty’s will be. Watch out for the sign that says ‘a balanced diet is a cake in both hands’. This was the best chocolate brownie I’d had in a long time.

Oooh, cake

Need the phone number to check opening hours? It’s 01837 880366.

Is this local cafe accessible? Well, there’s a small step up from the street, and you can sit by the window or counter, But if you want the main seating area, where the loo also is (not an especially disability-friendly one) then there are a couple more steps to negotiate.