Guest Blog Post – Café Alf Resco
Café Alf Resco in Dartmouth are celebrating 25 years at the heart of the Dartmouth community this April.
We first opened our flame topped iron gates on 1st April 1994 to serve breakfasts, freshly baked pastries and coffees on our Italian lever arm coffee machine (cappuccinos were new back then!).
Little has changed here at Alf’s since we first opened, we’re still serving freshly prepared breakfasts, nothing deep fried or microwaved (we don’t even own one), all made in our open plan kitchen & focusing on locally sourced produce. We still call out your name to find you, no table numbers. We have added delicious lunch & smoothie menus now and we open 7am – 2pm, seven days a week, all year round.
Alf’s has a rustic and relaxed environment, it’s warm & cosy in the winter beside our original French parlour stove and bright & breezy in the summer when we fold back our wooden double doors. Tables are shared with family and friends or those you’ve just met in the queue!
We are lucky to have a great young crew who help us create a relaxed, stress-free environment where you can enjoy our tasty, home cooked food, whilst chatting with family and friends, listening to live music or simply mulling over the morning paper.
You can also wake up to the smell of freshly baked pastries when you come and stay overnight in one of our five beautifully designed rooms, some with breath-taking views of the River Dart.
Throughout the coming year, the birthday celebrations will continue with a variety of events and fundraising activities planned to support groups within our local Dartmouth community.
Being part of the community is important to us here at Alf’s with cafe owner Kate Ryder commenting; “Over the past 25 years we have achieved so much and have made so many happy memories. Highlights include winning double gold at the International Marmalade Awards & featuring in the Guardian’s 50 Best Breakfasts in 2017. We have been privileged to be a part of so many special events that have happened in people’s lives. Weddings, engagements and birthdays, we’ve seen them all! The people who make up the community of Dartmouth are very dear to us. They are the reason we have been here for 25 years and it is important to us that we give back. We are excited to be celebrating this special anniversary and look forward to another 25 years at the heart of the Dartmouth community.”