Welcome to our warm and friendly community café and shop where healthy and organic produce are in abundance
‘Fresh, Organic, Wholesome and Friendly’ with a cherry on the top!
Positioned in the heart of Chagford, The Courtyard is our much loved community hub. Set up by the community, for the community in 1995, we have gained a reputation for being a great place to shop, eat and socialise. The Courtyard is the perfect place to come and see what’s happening in the local area, whilst enjoying great coffee and food.
Fresh organic vegetables are combined with high quality whole foods from the shop to create the delicious food on offer in the cafe. All served up in a friendly atmosphere created by our happy and helpful staff. Gluten free and vegan diets are always catered for. Eat in and enjoy the company and free newspapers or takeaway in our fully compostable cups and packaging.
What we offer
We serve a great range of hot and cold drinks, freshly prepared by our friendly, barrista trained staff. Our coffee is made using organic, fair- trade, Java coffee beans, roasted by local coffee experts Coffeeman. Our breakfast and lunch menu features homemade savories, soups and salads all made with the fresh, seasonal produce from our shelves. Chagford’s Stable Yard Bakery provides us with the delicious, freshly baked organic sourdough bread that we serve with our soups. Our truly scrumptious cakes are a selection of homemade and bought in from local bakers and Exeter’s Exploding Bakery. Gluten free and vegan diets are always catered for. Eat in and enjoy the company and free newspapers or takeaway in our fully compostable cups and packaging.
For a small shop, we manage to stock a huge range of mostly organic, fairtrade and local produce. From nuts, seeds, cereals and store cupboard staples to fruit, vegetables, eggs and dairy. If you can’t see what you want on our shelves, just ask and we can usually get it in for you. Our main suppliers are Essential Trading Ltd: a workers co-operative from Bristol selling ethically sourced and produced vegetarian wholefoods. Our other local suppliers include:
Fruit and veg from Chagfood, Hilltown Organics and Riverford
Honey from Teign Valley honey and Murchington’s Chantal Sorrel
Tofu and Tempeh from Esme Brown
Pies from Clive’s Pies
Milk from Taw River Dairy
Eggs from Rushford Mill
Kimchi, jams and cordials from Carey’s Kitchen
Granola from Midfields Granola
Cold fruit drinks from Ashridge Cider
Apple juice and apple cider vinegar from McG Juice
Come and see our regularly updated notice board of events and local interests to keep you informed. We have all sorts of things advertised on there from decluttering workshops to dog walking and items for sale ranging from kefir grains to camping stoves. Come and find a bargain!
Another great visit, fantastic soups again
Tuscan bean, leak and potato and parsnip and spiced apple, wholemeal bread, very good coffee and superb home made apple cake and lemon & Lime polenta cake.
Best little cafe in Chagford
We ate lunch here twice. It’s vegan – not normally our thing – and has a limited but delicious menu. We had the spiced cauliflower tortilla which was delicious, and the green curry soup. Both excellent. Service very friendly and welcoming. You may have to share a table as it’s small, but this was all part of the charm.
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The Courtyard Cafe is part of Proper Job co-operative. Launched in 1995, Proper Job is a community recycling and reuse project based in Chagford. Proper Job is not-for-profit community business that aims to keep reusable items away from landfills by putting them on sale in an Aladdin’s cave of pre-loved treasures.
Our mission is to educate the local community to conserve resources. You are invited to join training sessions and skill sharing workshops. We offer these to promote the benefits of reusing, recycling and reducing.
To find out more about Proper Job click here.
Visit our warm and friendly community café where healthy and organic produce rule the roost.
The Courtyard Café and Shop is part of the Proper Job Cooperative. Positioned in the heart of Chagford it is a community hub. It is a great place to shop for fresh organic vegetables and wholefoods and to relax with a delicious coffee and a slice of cake.
The Courtyard is the perfect place to come and see what’s happening in the local area, whilst enjoying a satisfying combination of great food and friendly service!