Welcome to our warm and friendly shop where healthy and organic produce are in abundance

‘Fresh, Organic, Wholesome and Friendly!’

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.

We provide organic, gluten-free and vegan wholefoods while trying to keep our sources as local as possible.

All our fruit and veg is organic and comes from Riverford (Dartington, Devon), Shillingford (Ide, Devon) and Chagfood (Chagford!)

What we offer

The Shop

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 and Riverford 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

The Café – Please note that during the COVID-19 crisis the cafe will remain closed

‘The best coffee in Chagford’ we are told!

We serve a  range of hot and cold drinks, freshly prepared by our  barista trained staff. Our coffee is made using organic, fair- trade, Java coffee beans, roasted by local coffee experts Coffeeman. We also serve homemade delicious vegan cakes and our famous brunch cookies.

Enjoy the company and free newspapers or takeaway in our fully compostable cups and packaging.

Our regularly updated community board of events and local interests will keep you informed on all local shenanigans from de-cluttering workshops to dog walking possibilities and items for sale ranging from kefir grains to camping stoves.

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.

Find us on Tripadvisor

Find us on Tripadvisor

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.

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