Updated: Jun 5, 2019

Fika is a unique, independent cafe located in the beating heart of Kingsbridge, Devon. Having only been open for 12 weeks, this mother daughter combo have well and truly settled in to this bustling market town. Their mission is simple; to create a truly versatile space that serves great food and drink, whilst bringing the community together through distinctive events.

Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. It means making time for friends and family whilst sharing a cup of coffee or tea and a little something to eat.

Offering an array of locally sourced and freshly made wholesome food, coffee and a variety of loose-leaf tea, the space itself is light and inspiring. It's this winning combination that makes Fika the perfect place for you to relax, people watch and soak up the atmosphere.

The eatery also works closely with the local community to deliver distinctive events throughout the year, from workshops to sushi evenings.

Inspired by her travels through Australia and her vast experience in the coffee industry, Abbie saw an exciting opportunity to bring a trendy independent coffee shop to her hometown.

With a keen interest in interior design, Abbie designed and created a space that effortlessly reflects a Scandinavian charm through bursts of greenery, clean cut lines and a welcoming atmosphere.

The menu itself is Scandi inspired with a delicious mix of healthy, light and fresh food. Boasting a small but practical open kitchen, guests can get an inside look into the making of each dish.

From fluffy sourdough bread and vegan cakes to freshly made salads and garnishes of seaweed pearls, the menu is carefully curated, with lots of veggie and vegan options too.

Fika takes their coffee just as seriously as they take their food. From creamy oat milk cappuccinos to revitalising turmeric lattes, each cup is locally sourced from Brazier Coffee.

Serving refined and delicious food and coffee, with an alluring nod to Scandinavia, Fika is the perfect place to relax and re-energise.

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Updated: Apr 29, 2019

The Kitchen Table is an outside catering business based in Totnes, serving at events in South Devon since 2011. They are a small outfit of creative and innovative chefs who use seasonal, often organic and beautiful locally grown and made ingredients (from within 30 miles of Totnes) to create feasts, dinners, party food, lunches and so much more! They cater for weddings, funerals, birthday celebrations and office lunches for groups of 8 - 140 people.

One of the many things TKT staff love is the variety of venues they get to visit... from grand houses, to farms & barns, to village halls and family homes, corporate venues and businesses... the variety of clientele is astonishing!

Everything is hand made from scratch, with love, from the ketchup to the stock. With an exciting seasonal menu, TKT works with you to provide a feast with something for everyone.

Sima, who owns and manages the business, has a wealth of travel experience which inspires much of her cooking. Members of her team also bring their interests and experiences to the menu planning and recipe creation from a love of foraging and herbalism to an interest in special dietary requirements. 

Sima's background in special needs has led her back, many years after working in respite care to supporting young adults in Totnes to learn kitchen skills with work experience and workshops with Lifeworks, which she is loving!

In addition to the catering, The Kitchen Table unit is open Mon - Fri 12 - 2pm March - December selling lunches for takeaway (or sit in). This is a small part of the business which enables the team to experiment with recipes, use up ingredients or dishes from events and interface with the public on a regular basis. The menu is mostly vegetarian with often-times a vegan option and almost always a gluten free option with cake an occasional treat too! On Tuesdays and Thursdays Beanbug coffee trike parks up outside and serves his delicious organic coffee to lunch customers.

Caring for the environment is at the core of what TKT does; They reduce their plastic use wherever they can; have made some bees wax wraps to use instead of cling wrap, they use recycled parchment paper, foil & washing up sponges as well as only using plant based cleaning products. The ingredients are sourced consciously and with love with some fantastic relationships forged with local growers and producers. 

The team make most things from scratch from the ketchup to the butter pastry - they buy just a few things ready made (bread baking has never been Sima's forte! And mayonnaise is cheaper and delicious from Laydilay Organic eggs!) and the team love finding new ways to be better at what they do... be it environmentally conscious, aesthetically pleasing or coming up with new delicious recipes. 

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V is for Veggies was founded in 2016 by Lynsey, an avid baker since she began baking with her mum at a young age. From creamy cupcakes to signature sourdough donuts, everything is vegan, cruelty free, local and sustainable.

In a bid to pioneer a sustainable lifestyle, Lynsey uses the very best of seasonal fruit and veg and planet-friendly palm oil to create delicious veggie-packed treats that are healthy and satisfying.

Lynsey developed the idea behind the brand after being tasked with the job of making a vegan cake. As a vegan herself, Lynsey creates unique and exciting bakes, cakes and treats without compromising on flavour; think fluffy red velvet cake (a strong favourite!), homemade wagon wheel slices and freshly baked, filled-to-the-brim donuts.

The mission behind V is for Veggies is to show people that 'vegan' doesn't necessarily mean boring and tasteless! With creative twists and innovative replacements, Lynsey offers a delicious range of both classic and original creations.

Placing great emphasis on bulk-buying, recycling and seasonal ingredients, Lynsey uses minimal plastic and packaging throughout her baking process. Waking at 3am to proof her sourdough donuts, she bakes and delivers fresh goods every day; when it comes to cakes, we all know that fresh is best.

Taking inspiration from her travels through Central America, Southern Africa, California and the Mediterranean, the ultimate goal of V is for Veg is to provide vibrant and fresh flavours by infusing all of these cuisines and ideas whilst minimising the impact on our environment.

Having built a reputation on taste, quality and service, Lynsey also takes made-to-order private commissions. It's no wonder, therefore, that she is the go-to for wedding cakes or veggie catering too; vegan burritos or fluffy pancakes anyone?

Working from her own kitchen, each recipe is tried and tested! Made entirely from scratch, Lynsey is consistently developing, refining both her technique and menu. With the dream of one day opening a sustainable, bustling vegan bakery, you can currently find V is for Veg in and around Plymouth:

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