Explore Totnes shops, Devon beaches and the best coffee shops in the South West with the SMALL-FOLK Totnes Guide. In this guide: our favourite picks for a great coffee, locally made cakes and fresh green smoothies.

The best way to start the day is a coffee from our favourites The Hairy Barista, Almond Thief and The Curator Totnes.

Two of these three are perfectly positioned at the top and bottom of the long Totnes high street - very helpful when it comes to that uphill trek! The Hairy Barista is a stone's throw from the SMALL-FOLK store and offers a bounty of specialty coffees, healthy smoothies and delicious raw and vegan cakes. Sourcing local ingredients where possible and following an eco conscious approach, The Hairy Barista is our go-to for a pick me up; it is unusual if a day goes by where one of the team doesn’t enjoy something delicious from this coffee spot.

The SMALL-FOLK Totnes Guide: Coffee: The Hairy Barista[Images from: Beanthere.at and The Hairy Barista]

Situated on The Plains at the bottom of town, The Curator Totnes offers Italian roasted coffee and homemade cakes in a bright and airy space. Decorated with surf memorabilia on the walls between their upstairs and downstairs spaces, by day you can enjoy some of the best coffee on offer in Devon and by night look out for the Curator Supper Club nights with classic Italian dishes served. Taking note from the traditional Italian method of roasting, The Curator Totnes has their own range of coffee for purchase and they recently introduced cold brew coffee to their menu too!

The SMALL-FOLK Totnes Guide: Coffee: The Curator Totnes Coffee Shop[Images from The Curator Totnes]

Take a short drive, or a pleasant walk outside of town towards Dartington and you’ll find The Almond Thief nestled amongst Webber’s Yard workshops. A craft sourdough bakery, The Almond Thief is open on weekdays and weekends and offers some of the tastiest pastries around, all freshly baked on premises. We love that the independent offering in Totnes extends outside of the immediate highstreet with The Almond Thief and some shops situated on the cusp of Darting’s famous estate, as part of a cluster of independent businesses. If you do head that way, we suggest taking a gentle stroll around the Dartington estate - it’s fairly large and different areas to explore which are suitable for children. If you are with kids we would recommend driving from town and parking in Dartington as the walk from town takes about 40 minutes. 

The SMALL-FOLK Totnes Guide: Coffee: The Almond Thief[Images from The Almond Thief]

Our Top Pick: The favourite team regular for most of us is an oat milk cappuccino and all of the cakes from Sarah Raisbeck are insanely good, proudly sold by The Hairy Barista!

We hope you enjoy reading our suggestions. Let us know if you stop by any of our recommendations, you can tag us at @small.folk or #smallfolktotnes. 

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