The brew buffs at Extract Coffee Roasters are back with their cafe recommendations. Pack a surf board, some sunnies and an unquenchable thirst for quality caffeine; it’s time for a Devon coffee shop crawl …
The Stores, Croyde
Sun, sea, surf and coffee: north Devon’s holy trinity gains an extra member at this popular post-beach haunt. On sunny days, gear up to wrestle salty-haired locals for space on the bench outside – it’s a sweet spot to sip an Extract Original Blend iced latte and tuck into a breakfast burrito.
Charlie Friday’s, Lynton
Cosy vibes come by the cupful at Charlie Friday’s in Lynton. Killer homemade cakes, comfy sofas and a too-good-to-turn-down waffle menu make sticking around for a second latte all too tempting. Luxe out in the espresso’s notes of caramel and hazelnut – paired with a choc chip-packed scone.
The Pig at Combe, Honiton
Not all speciality spots are industrial-chic design dens or pop-up shacks staffed by tat-toting hipsters; this beautiful country house hotel near Honiton is an undercover coffee find. Indulge in a few courses, courtesy of the kitchen garden, before rounding off a lazy lunch with an Extract espresso that’s all roasted hazelnut and cocoa loveliness.
Boston Tea Party, Barnstaple
Specialising in Insta-worthy brekkie, brunch and lunch dishes, Barnstaple’s member of the BTP brotherhood (pictured) also champions a seriously good brew. Its latest guest espresso from El Salvador is delicious black – savour apple and butterscotch notes – or with steamed milk for nutty, cereal and honey hues.
River Cottage Canteen, Axminster
Sink into a cushiony Chesterfield and luxuriate in hints of caramel and liquorice sweetness at this Poundbury bar, restaurant and inn. Indulge in the expertly roasted house espresso, Colourful Coffee, from dawn ‘til dusk.
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No one knows how to sniff out a top-notch coffee shop quite like a local roaster. So, in the first of our new series we've asked the guys at Extract Coffee Roasters to spill the beans on the best brews in Dorset