50 of the best cheap eats in Devon (Spring 2019)

Devon is simply chock-full of affordable cafes, restaurants and street-food vendors, wanting to serve you tasty food at an even tastier price.

We all know eating out can be an expensive business but visiting one of these amazing low-budget eateries offers the perfect chance to try some of the county’s mouth-watering cuisine without breaking the bank.

And we’re not talking about big-chain burger deals or supermarket sarnies, either – we’re talking salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pasties, fish and chips, Sunday lunches and brunches, as well as more exotic fare.

In fact, these restaurants, cafes and vendors offer some of the most mouth-watering dishes in Devon – it just so happens that many of them will cost you less than a tenner.

So to whet your appetite, here’s our expert list of 50 of the best cheap eats in Devon.

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Delphini’s Gelato, Totnes

This independent gelateria serves gelato and sorbetto made daily on the premises from fresh locally-sourced ingredients and offers a wide range of dairy- and gluten-free vegan flavours.

Price range: £3 – £5

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, incredible ice cream and stunning flavours.

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Red Panda, Exeter

This independent Asian street-food deli offers Vietnamese-style baguettes, Chinese-style buns, salads, pork belly bao, chicken satay and tofu as well as a number of vegan options.

Price range: £4 – £7

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing food and friendly service.

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Cornwall Street Fish Bar, Plymouth

This popular fast-food eatery at the bottom of town boasts very reasonably-priced dishes, with a focus on fish and chips. There are special deals for seniors and you can eat in or take out.

Price range: £4 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, large portions and friendly service.

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The Cross Street Cafe, Moretonhampstead

Right on the edge of Dartmoor, this cafe serves breakfast and lunch, with espresso coffee, loose-leaf teas, craft and world beer and home-cooked light bites, meals and cakes.

Price range: £4 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, delicious food and great location.

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@Kitchen Asian Cuisine, Plymouth

This Vietnamese and Thai restaurant in Plymouth Market offers reasonably-priced but world-class dining, with baguettes, summer rolls, noodles, rice dishes and more.

Price range: £4 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and friendly service.

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Jolly Good Fish Cafe, Teignmouth

This traditional little fish and chips shop was once rated the best in the country and boasts lunchtime specials, OAP deals and no corkage charge for special occasions.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, beautiful fish and chips and cheerful service.

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The Snack Box Cafe, Plymouth

This cafe serves a variety of great value British meals and freshly-cooked all-day breakfasts, served with a free tea / coffee or squash.

Price range: £3 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The jaw-dropping prices, the great breakfasts and generous portions.

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The Blue Hut, Teignmouth

Boasting views of the River Teign, this tiny eatery sells shellfish, local crab, lobsters, seafood platters, beach picnics, wraps, sandwiches and refreshments to eat alfresco or take away.

Price range: Around £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and stunning location.

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Jacka Bakery, Plymouth

The family-run Jacka Bakery on Plymouth Barbican is the oldest working commercial bakery in the UK and specialises in sourdough, speciality coffee and great fresh food.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, artisan food and friendly service.

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Berto’s, Moretonhampstead

Situated in a scenic moorland town, this authentic Italian pizza restaurant and takeaway serves pasta and pizza and offers patrons the chance to bring their own drink.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and terrific atmosphere.

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East Soar Walker’s Hut, Malborough

This little coffee shop offers the chance to buy refreshments and pay using an honesty box, after exploring the stunning coastal paths and many walks surrounding East Soar Farm.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, magnificent views and idyllic location.

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Taco-Macho Food, Exeter

This takeaway serves fresh home-made Mexican food, specialising in authentic but great-value burritos for a flat rate of £6, as well as the likes of beef chilli and pulled pork.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, generous portions and friendly service.

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The Manor House Cafe, Ilfracombe

Open for breakfasts, lunches, local farm cream teas and early dinners in high season, this family-friendly cafe serves locally-sourced steaks, breakfasts and burgers, beers and ciders.

Price range: £3 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing food and friendly service.

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Woodroast, Dartmouth

This hip venue sells artisan coffee blended by hand on site in small batches, biscotti from Ancona in Italy and a selection of cakes baked fresh every morning.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing cakes and fabulous coffee.

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The Studio Tea Shop, Ashburton

This charming tea room and coffee shop offers fresh scones, crumpets, sardines on toast, cake, and soup, as well as coffee and loose-leaf tea served in pretty China cups.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable price, charming atomosphere and awesome cream tea.

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Barricane Beach Cafe, Woolacombe

This little cafe right on the beach is one of Devon’s best kept secrets. It serves ice cream, drinks and authentic Sri Lankan curry. Yes, really!

Price range: £4 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, stunning views and excellent curry.

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Taste Of Thailand, Plymouth

With a reputation for authenticity and excellence, this Thai food stall in Plymouth Market serves a variety of unique dishes, with the option to make your dish either spicy or mild.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, authentic food and big portions.

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The Proper Fish & Chips Co, Exmouth

This award-winning eatery sells first-class fish and chips cooked the traditional way using locally-sourced ingredients and served in 100 per cent biodegradable packaging.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, amazing food and speedy service.

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The Corner Cafe, Barnstaple

This warm and relaxed cafe serves large but reasonably priced full English breakfasts as well as a veggie option, carrot cake, home-made chips, fish-finger sandwiches and milkshakes. 

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The incredible prices, huge portions and friendly service.

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Cupcake Cafe, Paignton

This splendid little boutique cafe offers breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and unique homemade cakes and cupcakes created by expert bakers and not available anywhere else.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The excellent prices, delicious cream teas and lovely atmosphere.

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Otter Valley Ice Cream & Field Kitchen, Monkton

Alongside the popular ice cream and sorbets made using the milk from its own dairy herd, this venue offers a range of light lunches and sweet treats made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, generous portions and superb views.

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Dinosaur Cafe, Exeter

This family-run eatery serves authentic home-made Turkish food, like baklava, kebabs, moussaka, falafel, stuffed aubergine, kofte, rice and lamb as well Turkish coffee and white wine.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, authentic food and cosy atmosphere.

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Seeds 2, Totnes

This 100 per cent vegetarian self-serve buffet is just across the street from Seeds 2 Bakery and serves coffees, teas, and baked goods from the parent bakery for one price per plate.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, healthy food and friendly service.

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The Old Bakery Coffee Shop, Hartland

Formerly a local village bakery, this family-run and family-friendly cafe serves real coffee, hot and cold drinks, light lunches, local ice cream and delicious home-made cakes.

Price range: £3 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, excellent coffee and friendly service.

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Jasmin’s, Plymouth

Described as ‘Plympton’s best-kept secret’, this licensed cafe on the Ridgeway sells all-day breakfasts, light bites, main meals, jacket potatoes and salads.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and garden area.

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Adele’s Cafe, Ilfracombe

This cheerful harbourside cafe serves simple yet delicious food, like all-day breakfasts, baguettes, sandwiches, cream teas, jacket potatoes, salads and even home-made bread pudding.

Price range: £2 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, fantastic location and friendly service.

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Rhubarb & Mustard, Plymouth

This hip artisan cafe sells Yallah Coffee Roasters from Falmouth, sandwiches and soups, and cakes from the Exploding Bakery in Exeter.

Price range: £5 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, lovely atmosphere and divine coffee.

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West Hoe Fryers, Plymouth

This very popular fish and chips shop is known for its brilliant service and wide range of dishes to eat in or take away.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, superb fish and chips and amazing service.

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Rock Pool Cafe, Westward Ho!

Boasting sea views, this little cafe serves an extensive range of home-cooked food, including build-your-own breakfasts, burgers, baguettes, scones, cakes and other sweet treats.

Price range: £3 – £9

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive menu and friendly service.

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I.scream, Brixham

This very popular parlour offers 25 of the region’s best and most unique flavours of dairy ice cream, including Jaffa Cakes, lime and chilli, and cookies and cream.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive choice and generous scoops.

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The Golden Lion, Brixham

This cosy family-run restaurant offers a relaxed table-service experience with good-value home-cooked meals and a choice of eating inside the restaurant, large courtyard or beer garden.

Price range: £6 – £17

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, fantastic food and friendly atmosphere.

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Monty’s Caribbean Kitchen, Barnstaple

This busy family-run eatery offers the authentic taste of the West Indies, serving a wide range of Caribbean dishes like curry goat,  pepper steak and its signature jerk chicken or pork.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, authentic food and friendly atmosphere.

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Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth

These multi-award-winning fish and chips shops on the Barbican and Southside Street offer traditional and gluten-free menus with food to eat in or take away.

Price range: £3 – £6

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, delicious fish and chips and extensive gluten-free menu.

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Port Espresso, Brixham

This hidden gem sells artisan coffees, as well as home-made cakes and a wide range of dishes like chilli avocado on toast, cinnamon toast with sticky bananas, and a grilled breakfast sandwich.

Price range: £2 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, delicious food and friendly service.

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The Boutport Cafe, Barnstaple

This small family-friendly cafe serves coffee, tea and traditional breakfasts, fresh-cut sandwiches and light lunches – not to mention fresh home-made scones.

Price range: £2 – £5

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The affordable prices, lovely atmosphere and excellent food.

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Maisie’s Cafe, Totnes

Situated in a little side street, this family-run cafe offers breakfast, homemade lunches, afternoon cream teas and delicious homemade cakes, all served with traditional China crockery.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, quaint atmosphere and friendly service.

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Willo’s Cafe, Dawlish

The perfect stop after a walk along the coastal path, this cafe serves breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, teacakes, burgers and pasties, as well as locally-sourced ice cream and coffee.

Price range: £4 – £7

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing food and friendly atmosphere.

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Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, Brixham

Located on the harbourside, this traditional fish and chips shop (also known as Garry’s) peels and cuts its own potatoes annd makes its own fresh mushy peas every day.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, great views and awesome fish and chips.

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Taste of Sidmouth, Sidmouth

This eatery has won national awards for its extensive range of home-made luxury ice cream but you can also enjoy the coffee, tea, cakes, scones, teacakes and light lunches.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, amazing ice cream and generous scoops.

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Henry’s Bar, Paignton

This traditional-style pub serves a wide selection of home-cooked meals, made from locally-sourced ingredients, as well as a range of real ales.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, nice atmosphere and friendly service.

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Drake’s Cafe, Exeter

This fully-licensed cafe, accessible from the Drake’s Trail walking route, serves breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a selection of home-made cakes.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, excellent food and lovely atmosphere.

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Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown

A stone’s throw from Dartmoor, this cafe with two wood burners and comfy sofas serves a good variety of hearty home-cooked food made with ingredients from top local suppliers.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere and good service.

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Gay’s Creamery, Dawlish

This local-produce shop and eatery sells old-fashioned Devonshire ice cream, as well as fudge, toffee, preserves, biscuits, honey, wines, clotted cream, pasties, scrumpy and mead.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, huge choice and brilliant produce.

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Bob’s East End Cafe, Tavistock

One of the most traditional cafes in Tavistock, this venue serves a huge range of freshly-cooked and locally-sourced food, including breakfasts, jacket potatoes, burgers, sandwiches and snacks.

Price range: Around £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, extensive menu and large portions.

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Pho Nam, Tiverton

This Vietnamese noodle bar offers fresh, healthy and speedy street cuisine, including Vietnamese chicken curry, tropical king prawn stir fry, aubergine stew and tofu tropical stir fry.

Price range: £4 – £8

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The great prices, authentic food and friendly service.

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Haldon Forest Diner, Exeter

This wonderful family-friendly cafe in a beautiful forest setting has inside and outside seating, a kids’ play area, and serves a range of delicious meals, snacks and drinks.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, great service and huge portions.

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The Bay Tree Cafe, Torquay

This small eatery offers traditional full English and vegetarian breakfasts, snacks, sandwiches and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, including milkshakes and decaf teas and coffees.

Price range: £3 – £10

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, great food and speedy service.

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Chippy Chaps, Dawlish

This fast-food stall just two minutes from the seafront sells the likes of freshly-cooked fish and chips, curry, battered sausages and banana fritters.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The reasonable prices, excellent food and friendly service.

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Lynbay Fish and Chips, Ilfracombe

This family-friendly restaurant and takeaway offers locally-sourced award-winning fish and chips served in 100 per cent biodegradable packaging.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, delicious food and perfect location.

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Mr Chips, Bideford

Looking over the harbour, this restaurant and takeaway serves fish and chips, as well as a range of burgers, chicken dishes, pies, jumbo sausages, and faggots in gravy.

Price range: n/a

Bargain-hunting foodies love: The good prices, lovely food and excellent service.

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