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Velvet & Vanilla

12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 420444
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
“sandwich” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a friendly welcome at this attractive cafe. The food was freshly prepared to order. Portions were generous and the price very reasonable. One of our party ordered green tea and was delighted to get a pot, something she'd never experienced before. The size...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent lunch and cream tea here, well presented sandwich with high quality Ham and Mature Cheese, it came with home made coleslaw and plenty of salad. The cream tea was excellent, huge warm scones with home made jam and clotted cream . Great...More

Thank CSW234
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a fabulous place, we thoroughly enjoyed a selection of tapas and wine all of which were very reasonably priced. The owner Louise is fantastic and a very welcoming host. I can't fault this place and will definitely go back and highly recommend. Xx

Thank JosieJos123
Reviewed 18 May 2017

had a brilliant salad for lunch and a scrumptious pudding , well worth a visit food was top rate ,hidden away in one of the side streets in Biddeford ,well worth a visit

Thank mandysouthwick
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Pleasant, informal location with kind service and excellent food. Well worth searching for in an apparently unnamed street in Bideford

Thank roys71pl
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been back to this lovely little gem of a eatery several times now. Delicious lunch, many items with a Mediterranean feel. Friendly staff, quick service and a fair price. Tiny from the outside but a big welcome inside, we will be back!

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Four of us had lunch here in the cozy upstairs room. The staff are very pleasant, the menu has some interesting things on it and the food is well-cooked and presented. Prices are exceptionally reasonable. Less than £35 for lunch for 4. It isn't fine...More

Thank NormanLewis
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from a very attentive host. Had a lovely cream tea. Will definitely be going back next time I'm in Bideford.

Thank Matt P
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
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...More

Thank Joplo10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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