Plant World's Cafe...
Our café surely has one of the best viewpoints in the county. Most drivers racing down the Milber-Torquay ridge road do not appreciate what lies beyond the high hedges that skirt the road. The new café was built in 2006 and replaced the shed and polytunnel which served our customers with drink and snacks for the previous 20 years.
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A shot of the Cafe from outside.
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Inside the cafe.
Food & Drinks...
As time has progressed we have tried to improve the range and quality of our catering although we’re happy to limit our selves to serving light lunches and snacks as our kitchen is rather cramped. There are 40 places indoors with another 15 or so outside. Some of the food on offer included paninis, toasties and jacket potatoes with a good range of homemade cakes on offer. We try and use local produce where possible – our ice creams are from Langage, our soups come from Rod & Bens and our bottled drinks come from Heron Valley. This year we have also invested in a new coffee machine so we hope to be able to offer lattes and cappuccinos.
Sample Menu...
Toasted Sandwich - Ham or Cheddar Cheese, with either tomato, onion or pickle.
Jacket Potato - Cheddar cheese, tuna or baked beans - served with salad garnish.
Traditional Ploughman’s - Cheddar cheese, pickle and onions with a bread roll and apple.
Soup and Roll - Soup of the day, served with a bread roll.
Sandwiches and Salads - Prices marked individually (see Display Cabinet)
Toasted Sandwich - Ham or Cheddar Cheese, with either tomato, onion or pickle
Jacket Potato - Cheddar cheese, tuna or baked beans - served with salad garnish.
Specials Board – Quiches, Hommity Pies etc
Other Sales Items...
Our chutneys and relishes are supplied by Mrs G’s Ravishing Relishes all home-made in Torquay , while our jams and other preserves are supplied by Forest Foods from Dorset. We also have a range of locally-made fudge from Devon’s Suzie Sweet Tooth.
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Artwork...
KT Hemmings has been our artist in resident here for the last three years. As well as fine painter KT is a skilled photographer and plantswoman and her art work has catalogued a lot of the garden’s changes through the seasons. Postcards and prints are available to buy in the shop.
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