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11 The Arcade, Okehampton EX20 1EX, UK – 01837 55921
Nice bright shop, nice friendly staff
5 West St, Okehampton EX20 1HQ, UK – 07398 720015
I visited Okehampton today and came across this little gem by sheer chance; and I'm so glad I did! When I first walked in, I was greeted by a very freindly shop assistant (who turned out to be the owner). I thought, "This is nice". A good range of cute, different and very fairly priced gifts and goodies. I bought some vanilla incense sticks, a cat-face pencil case and a hand made cushion. All for £20. What isn't obvious, or even evident, is that all the products in the shop are either locally sourced, or ethically sourced if not local. The shop owner searches for people who are at a disadvantage, around the world, who make the type of product she wants to sell, and buys from them. Some of the gifts were made by a family in Japan who were displaced. I took an immediate liking to this shop and I recommend you visit if you're in the area. Did I mention that the cushion I bought was hand made by local Okehampton residents living in sheltered housing due to the lack of work in Okehampton? The cushion is adorable, something of a style of its own; enough to compete with any of the big high Street brands! The shop owner is heavily involved in supporting the local community and is already coordinating events to help include the children from impoverished families in the local communities. She'll certainly help raise awareness in the community. Final thoughts: visit and buy some goodies. If you're only passing through Okehampton, or are just visiting the supermarkets, utilise your parking to the max; walk the 1 minute walk to this little gem!
What a find on a wet Saturday !! Ideal for Christmas gifts for all ages, or just lots of great stuff for me !! Love it !! X
2-4 Market St, Okehampton EX20 1HN, UK – 01837 54494
Well, the coffee here is very good and the food reasonably decent, though the portions are rather small. Unfortunately the cafe consists of a very large room with a huge ceiling and a small balcony. This makes conversation extremely problematic for anyone with hearing problems as you feel you are having a drink in a hangar. Add to this a cafe with little atmosphere and you have a problem. Indeed, it's such a problem that I often travel a further 8 - 10 miles to find an alternative. Bottom line - if you have to take coffee in Okehampton it's the best they can offer but it's isn't spectacular.
Gorgeous food and scrumptious coffee! Just what you need after wondering around in the cold. Lovely friendly staff here too and nice little comfy areas to relax! Highly recommend this place! 🙌🏻
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