South Devon is an exceptional food producing areas and local food networks are very important to the town.
Totnes has a tantalising array of cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and takeaways, so you need never look far for delicious refreshment. There are eateries in and around the town to suit every taste and pocket, many of which pride themselves on the use of locally sourced seasonal ingredients and organic produce. The range of culinary experiences is wonderful - we have everything from fish and chips to classic Indian cuisine. You can also buy delicious and out-of-the ordinary products to eat from stallholders on the Civic Square at the Friday and Saturday markets and from the monthly 'Good Food' market, held on the third Sunday of the month.
Totnes is home to over 41 independent coffee outlets and the baristas in town take their work very seiously. Whether you seek an authentic Italian espresso or an organic soya latte, you will find the perfect spot.
Among Totnes' famed cafes is Tangerine Tree, a great place to relax over fresh coffee or hire the cafe as a venue for your own special occasion.
Why not try some fresh local vegetarian food, with entertainment on Friday evenings, at the eco-friendly Willow restaurant located in The Narrows area at the top of town?
Bistro 67 specialises in home-cooked food and is located on Fore Street, very near to the iconic landmark of the East Gate Arch.
On The Plains, the New Walk Restaurant offer a contemporary menu in a relaxed atmosphere from breakfast time onwards. It's sister eaterie, the Waterside Bistro, located just beside the old bridge over the River Dart, is a great spot to have your morning coffee or a mellow drink after a hard day's sightseeing! They also specialise in fresh fish and seafood dishes.
On the riverside, it's a very special experience on a lovely summer's evening to sit on the terrace of the Steam Packet Inn, hear the water lapping and watch the swallows and swifts swooping dramatically over the River Dart.
If you seek a perfect cream tea, cream before the jam is the Devon way, look no further than Avon Mill at Loddiswell, a few miles drive south of the town.
Try a taste of Totnes and you most certainly won't be disappointed! See our individual listings on this site for more information on some of the very memorable places to eat, or see the Totnes Guide which you can find in our office or download from our site. Transition Town Totnes have also produced a free map of independent cafes, restaurants and pubs which you can pick up at the Information Centre too.