Welcome to Rust And The Wolf - our new café and lifestyle store in the vibrant town of Ashburton, in South Devon.
We opened our doors in November 2018, in what was once a neglected old car garage. We’ve dubbed the café area of the business the ‘Spray Shop Café’, as this is where the cars were re-sprayed after repairs were done. The warehouse-style environment was a perfect fit for the chic, industrial vibe we wanted to create. We hope you like it too!
Rust And The Wolf was the brainchild of owner Mat, who ran our online store for several years prior to setting up our café and lifestyle store. His interior designer wife, Siobhan, then came on board. Together, they and the wonderful team of front-of-house staff and chefs hope to bring you not only a feast for the palate but also a feast for the eyes, with our combination of imaginative dishes and fun, funky surroundings.
We are often asked where the name Rust And The Wolf comes from. The shortest answer is that the Rust in the name reflects Mat’s never-ending hunt for old vintage items such as rusty old signs and old iconic industrial pieces that have a history and a story to tell. The Wolf element embodies a wild, free-roaming way of life - harking back to a primeval time of the wild predator in the forest. The two combine to show the strange juxtaposition that we face within the world today where the metropolitan and natural worlds collide.
We’re wheelchair-accessible and buggy-friendly and welcome little people (highchairs available) and your four-legged friends. With a sunny and enclosed, south-facing garden, we have enough seating for all and a plethora of garden plants and ornaments for sale. Look out for our monthly BBQs and other events starting in April. Please join our mailing list below to hear more.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
To make a booking, please call us on 01364 652402.
Our brunch menu and lunch specials are served between 9am and 3pm.
After 3pm, we continue to serve our excellent coffee and a selection of cakes.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings our ever-evolving dinner menu is served between 6pm and 9pm.
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Tuesdays: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays: 9am - 5pm
Thursdays: 9am - 10.30pm
Fridays: 9am - 10.30pm
Saturdays: 9am - 10.30pm
Our new cocktail menu is coming together…
We look forward to welcoming you for a tipple soon.
Long Island Iced Tea
• Please note we only take bookings by phone on 01364 652402 •
Some kind words from our lovely customers
“We've visited this place a few times now and are never disappointed. Whether it's just for lunch or coffee, staff are always warm, welcoming and efficient. On the day we had lunch, we loved it. All faultless.
Absolutely love the inventive decor and all the interesting things for sale in the shop area too. This is one of those places you don't want to tell too many people about so that you can keep it for yourself. It's a gem.”
“Very good, a gem worth coming to Ashburton for. Great service. Very good food, very cool place to be in. We had the Salmon Laksa - very good! And nachos - best nachos we have ever had!”
“Hoxton comes to Devon…We were told that a new eating place had opened in Ashburton and it came highly recommended. The place is totally original in design and concept and it is as if super-trendy East London had come to this lovely Devon town. However, this place offered much better value and service than anything London might offer and the clientele was much more diverse. The staff were attentive, friendly and efficient - and utterly charming - and the menu offered a very varied selection of culinary delights. We can recommend the egg and bacon on crushed avocado and the bacon and egg butty both on the brunch menu. There is also a lunch menu. It was in this day and age good to see leaf-tea being used. The ambiance even on a rather dull winter's day was excellent and we look forward to our next visit.”
“On entering the restaurant we couldn’t help but notice how trendy it looked and although it was busy a member of staff looked after us straight away. During our visit I think we met most members of staff and have to say they were all very friendly and attentive towards us, I actually got the impression they were all mates and loved what they did.
When the food arrived it looked great and tasted fantastic, the whole experience was great and so refreshing to find a place that still takes a lot of pride in what it’s doing.”