The Spork: Terrain Cafe

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by Abby Bagby, T/E Life Editor Sunlit spaces, lush greenery and rustic decor –all key components of the popular Terrain Cafe in Devon. The cafe is a part of the garden and home goods store known as Terrain, which blends nature with modern furnishing trends and styles. Nestled in one of the location’s greenhouses, the...

by Abby Bagby, T/E Life Editor

Sunlit spaces, lush greenery and rustic decor –all key components of the popular Terrain Cafe in Devon.

The cafe is a part of the garden and home goods store known as Terrain, which blends nature with modern furnishing trends and styles. Nestled in one of the location’s greenhouses, the cafe offers indoor and outdoor dining in a uniquely botanical atmosphere. A soft blend of natural and LED lighting creates an elegant ambience. The space certainly sets the tone for a relaxing dining experience.

To start, the menu offers a popular Artisanal Cheese Board, featuring locally sourced cheeses as well as pickles, fresh berries, fruit preserves, crostini and honey. This generously portioned appetizer was reasonably priced at $19 and could easily be shared amongst a table of four or five. The selection of cheese was nicely diversified, varying accordingly in texture and flavor. The sweetness of the honey and fruits balanced the sharpness of the harder table chees- es. A small portion of mustard seed was included, which complemented the milder gouda cheese. The pickles, having been prepared in-house, had a lovely flavor.

The Blistered Shishito Peppers, also offered as a starter, were highly underwhelming. The dish was simply a pile of small, cooked green peppers. Lacking in added seasoning, the peppers themselves were unfortunately quite mild, leaving little to justify the placement of roughly 20 on the serving plate for a poorly spent $7.

The Terrain Burger, one of the cafe’s staple entrees, offers a nice twist on this classic meal. It’s prepared with cheddar, dressed greens and a balsamic onion jam, which offered notes of sweetness along with the savory onions. The burger rings up at $18 – a hefty price tag for a relatively simple dish. However, with restaurant prices rising nationally and a large serving size, this price was somewhat expected. The dish can be served with a side of regular fries for an extra $2 or truffle pecorino for $4. The truffle pecorino fries were worth the $2 upcharge from the regular, with flavors of the truffle and pecorino cheese complementing each other nicely.

Overall, Terrain is a nice spot for those looking to enjoy a farm-to-table experience in a beautiful atmosphere. The quality of the food itself is truly dependent on the order, and hefty prices make some choices riskier than others. However, the unique decor and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients make Terrain a worthy experience for a night out.


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