We drive past Quicke’s farm and shop every day on our commute to and from work and this year we noticed a new sign outside advertising the cakeadoodledo cafe. We’ve always said how we should visit and support local businesses, so on a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon we did just that. Accompanied by our good friends Mr and Mrs Tapp, and of course Buck the spaniel, we took the 10 minute drive to the local cafe.
Coffee cake and a pot of tea
Cakeadoodledo, is a small, independent cafe established in Exeter city centre which has opened a sister cafe on the Quicke’s site near Crediton. It’s located in a separate ‘safari-tent’ type building to the traditional farm shop and is 100% dog and children friendly (which makes it very appealing to those families who need to get both the kids and the hound out of the house).
The children’s area
There were a gorgeous selection of cakes making it almost impossible to choose and we each ordered a pot of tea. Prices were very reasonable and staff were helpful and friendly, even stopping to say hello to Buck. As well as serving cakes and an array of hot drinks, Cakeadoodledo stock local beers and ciders and offer a breakfast, lunch and Sunday-lunch menu all incorporating produce from the surrounding towns and villages.
Buck chilling under the table
Quicke’s farm shop, also on site, sell produce from the farm itself and stock other locally sourced items such as honey, ice cream and cider. They are open 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday. Quickes are best known for their award winning cheeses and you can attend a cheese tour at the farm for £15pp, we like the sound of that!