Monday, 11 February 2019

The Toast Cafe Okehampton UK Review

by Amanda Jones

Standing in the heart of the town of Okehampton in Devon, Toast Coffee House is surrounded by stone walled buildings, lying opposite the present cinema, Dartmoor Life Museum and near to the supermarkets and car parks. The door opens to reveal an impressive, spacious interior making use of the space well in this old Edwardian cinema. Décor is modern and fresh and the shop, seating area and counter are all open plan and welcoming. 

There are further rooms and a seating area to the rear up a few steps. The toilets are downstairs and the café invites the artisan’s eye to study their surroundings.

I spoke to Laura just as a busy stream of customers arrived. In between serving she explained that the regular performances hosted in Toast are for an adult audience and consist of Comedy nights, Jazz nights and a Spanish Guitar musician. There is a magic show for the grown ups and all events are ticketed and advertised in advance and include a platter of food. In 2018 a local choir ‘Moor Harmony’ provided carol singing on a festive day.

Now we’re on the subject of eating, the menu revealed a variety of options including gluten free, vegan and children’s choices. Light lunches, soup, pizza and huge, fresh cakes accompany the range of teas, coffees and soft drinks. Free Wi-Fi is available and as you relax into comfortable seating music plays in the background.

In the gift shop area near the entrance door there is a range of gifts including cards, jewellery and candles. Wall space is welcoming and a doorway at the rear invites you to the Toast Wellness Centre where yoga is available on Saturday mornings, including people who just walk-in.

A loyalty card allows you to collect your hot drinks rewarding you with a free, regular drink on your tenth stamp. Take away and bookings are available or you can sit and relax with a magazine.

After enjoying my chat, coffee and cake I came away from Toast feeling refreshed and hope that the owner, Jo Seale, continues to provide such an efficient, friendly service and warm environment for many years ahead.

The Toast Coffee House Okehampton UK

4 Market Street
EX20 1HN
01837 54494

Creative Cafe  Project Activities 

  • cinema (nearby)
  • comedy  
  • gallery
  • live music
  • museum  (nearby) 
  • venue hire 
  • wellness centre   
  • WiFi
  • yoga 

    Read a review of this cafe here.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Trattoria N16 London N16

44/45 Alliance House
Newington Green
London N16 9PX
Tel: 020 7704 0744

web site 

Creative Cafe Project Activities 

venue hire

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs

47 Phila Street , P.O. Box 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Office: 518-583-0022
Tickets: 800-838-3006

Web site 

Creative Cafe Project Activities 

open mic
live music

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Club Cafe Pittsburgh USA

56-58 South 12th Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203 (In Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side)

Food Menu


With house-made Marinara and Fresh Mozzarella.

Four Cheese Pizza - $11

House-made Marinara, Mozzarella, Asiago, Feta, Parmesan Cheeses.

White Pizza - $11

Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, Diced Tomatoes, Four Cheese Blend.
Add Bacon or grilled chicken – $2.50

Black Bean Burger - $11

House-Made Black Bean Burger, Swiss Cheese, Arugula, Avocado, Sriracha Chili-Lime Mayo.


With Blue Cheese Sriracha Spread, Lettuce, Tomato.

Hummus Wrap (V) - $10

House-Made Hummus, Roasted Eggplant, Roasted Sweet Potato, Roasted Bell Pepper, Avocado, Fresh Basil, Toasted Pepitas.

All wraps and burgers served with spring green salad.


House-made With Chicken, Hot Sauce, Cream Cheese, Ranch Dressing. Served With Pita Bread.

Cheese Plate - $12

Served With French Baguette, Almonds, Red Raspberry Jam, Stone Ground Mustard. Featuring Applewood Cheddar, Aged Manchego, And Cacio De Roma.


Arugula & Spring Mix With Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Bell Peppers, Feta Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Almonds. Dressed With Balsamic, Ranch, Or Raspberry Vinaigrette. Add grilled chicken - $2.50

Hummus & Vegetable Plate - $11

Black Bean & Classic Hummus Served With Carrots, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Flat Bread.

Creative Cafe Project Activities

live music  

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Poetry Cafe, WC2H, UK

The Poetry Café
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Telephone: 020 7420 9888

web site 

Create Cafe Project Activities 

critique sessions
open mic
poetry readings
young poets