We’d like to tell you about the good folk who help us be the best we can be...
We endeavour to be thoughtful in all the produce we use.
We have made careful decisions about who our suppliers are, combining the best of organic and local produce with interesting ingredients from around the world, and striving to ensure we are sourcing goods with the highest ethical trading standards, or who promote welfare projects in the countries they work in, without compromising on taste. We are also proud (and extremely chuffed) to have so many incredible artists living around us whose work we are lucky enough to use…
Wellspring Farm: Chloe and Josh amaze us with what organic magic they can grow in their little valley just down the road, seasonal produce at its best
Cuddyford Farm: Rachel has provided us with fantastic organic salad leaves since we opened dreams and organic vegetables
BDF: Lovely reliable Bovey Tracey veg suppliers for the mundane and exotic
Essential: For the majority of our organic ingredients
Real Food Source: For the rest of our organic dry stock
Caterfood: For our everyday bits and bobs
Haresfield Farm Organic Eggs:We wouldn't use eggs any other way
DragonFly Foods: Homegrown makers of organic tofu
Union Hand Roasted Coffee: Direct trade coffee supplier, brilliant ethics, brilliant coffee!
Teapigs: Tea evangelists committed to giving back to communities who grow the stuff
Organic Herbs: Suppliers of herbs for our Rafikis blend tea & Soul Apothecary blend tea
Polly’s Petals: Whimsical of supplier of edible flowers, as used in our Rose Latte
Salcombe Brewery: Pale Ale and wonderful Pilsner
New Lion Brewery: A community craft brewery based just a bit further down the same road
Exeter Brewery: Makers of the wonderful IPL - It’s Proper Lager - organic & vegan and here on tap
Papillon Gin: Lovingly distilled on Dartmoor using Dartmoor spring water, nectar for both gin drinker & butterfly
Villages Brewery: We just had to stock their beer - it’s called Rafiki!
Black Water Foot Whiskey: A single cask of this unique Island Single Malt was privately bottled and is now only available in very limited quantities... from a secret supplier here in Ashburton!
Kian Clipson: Carpenter & creator of cabins and homes... and now cafes... Rafikis tables & benches
Cliff Ellis: Supplier of wonderful stoneware, & Rafikis soup bowls, nuclear expert by day, pottery master by night
Cara Roxanne: Artist, educator and creator of our fine fox & camel logo, and all our other favourite creatures - like the tea drinking hedgehog, we also sell her wonderful cards
Birdi Richardson:Beauty abounds around Birdi and her lovely mugs
Sylvie Nicholls: Magical glassware from Out of the Shadows Chandeliers including our very special handmade dessert plates
Charlotte Chance: Mistress of fine detail and exquisite wonder, purveyor of The Soul Apothecary, producer of our fine teas and much loved nibbles bowls, incredible ‘life surreal kits’ (we all need one) - made to order
Jodie Crook-Giles: Maker of our perfectly formed most huggable blue mugs - they’re so special please handle with care!
Raphael Seck: Absolutely delectable mugs and bowls - almost love them too much to use them!
Susie Moss: Chef, writer, Rafikis creator and big pottery fan, maker of many of Rafikis plates
SJ: Freelance Graphic Designer, Signwriter (nothing is safe), Calligrapher and Illustrator