Breakwater Coffee Shop & Bistro

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July, 2015

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Breakwater Coffee Shop & Bistro

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My wife and I had long been promising ourselves a stroll along the Brixham breakwater, which just had to be accompanied by lunch in the bistro situated immediately at the start of the walk. There is a car park in front of the restaurant, but there is also an easy walk along the harbour side for those travelling by other means.

This is a superb setting for a meal, with views across Brixham harbour and the whole of Torbay. The attached photo demonstrates that, even a very cloudy day with threatening skies cannot detract from the impressive panorama. The restaurant even supplies binoculars on the windowsills for customers to better enjoy the view. The quality and choice of food is equally good, and most impressive because of the use of local ingredients, although the prices are a little on the high side. My wife was particularly impressed with her Devon crab sandwich, accompanied by a small side salad, which cost £6. I also chose a sandwich accompanied by a ‘handful of chips’ for an extra £1.50. We thought this was a good idea not to have to order a full portion of chips with a sandwich! The range of drinks available also reflects the region, with local ciders, wines and beers prominent on the list.

The service was both friendly and quick, so all-in-all we enjoyed our lunch very much and even the bad weather relented so that we could walk off the calories along the breakwater!


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