The BikeShed

The BikeShed
Cafe and coffee shop, Barnstaple
The Square, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LS
Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30 (Mon - Wed), 8:30 - 20:00 (Thu), 8:30 - 17:30 (Fri), 8:00 - 17:00 (Sat), 10:00 - 16:00 (Sun)
 Vegetarian  Open Sunday
coffee
taste

Their raspberry iced Victoria sponge and chocolate brownies are firm favourites, as is their chicken, cheese & BBQ toasted bagel

selection

Changing daily, there's always a small but great selection of bagels, sandwiches, teacakes, cakes and traybakes

value

Cappuccino (£2.70), tea (£1.50), bagels (£5.00), sandwiches (£5.00), tea cake (£2.50), toast (£2.00), cakes (from £2.00), ice-cream (£2.00), chocolate bars & crisps (£1.00)

storage

There's bike racking directly outside the cafe and cycle store

groups

There’s plenty of seating inside the meticulously themed cafe in addition to outside where there’s a large number of picnic benches making it the ideal stop for groups of all sizes

location

The finish line to a former Tour of Britain 2018 stage and home to the popular family cycle route known as the Tarka Trail , the UK’s longest traffic-free cycle route, it’s a great location to rest those tired legs

Region
Devon
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Barnstaple was the finish to a 2018 stage of the Tour of Britain, navigating through the hilly and scenic roads of North Devon. Within the bustling town is a popular workshop, cycling shop and cafe serving up a range of delights for hungry cyclists travelling by road or along the popular Tarka Trail – the UK’s longest traffic free cycle route.

Savoury options include a range of reasonably priced bagels and sandwiches with a variety of fillings including chicken/cheese & BBQ sauce, bacon/brie/lettuce & tomato and tuna & mayo. There’s also the cycling staples of toasted tea cakes and toast too.

For those looking for something sweet, there’s a small selection of daily cakes and tray-bakes specials including their delicious iced raspberry Victoria sponge cake and rich chocolate brownies.

There’s plenty of seating inside the themed cafe with tour memorabilia throughout and even past events displayed on TV. Outside is equally as specious with plenty of benches and bike racking alongside too.

Alongside the cafe you’ll find a fantastic workshop and cycle store should you need to attend to any repairs during your ride!

Photos of The BikeShed