The Devon Foodie team is always on the lookout for something a little bit different. So when we were presented with a picture of a badger wearing a top hat we just knew that we ought to pay the guys at Rumpus Cosy a visit!
A vintage tea parlour by day and a bistro by evening, the eccentric Rumpus Cosy is a truly unique establishment. As well as it’s eclectic interior and charity-focus, all of their ingredients are organic and locally sourced, meaning that they serve only very best quality food.
The venue is not necessarily situated in the best place in town and from the outside it can also be a tad confusing, with the adjoining Radiant Gallery throwing us off upon first inspection. However, once you step inside you realise that the gallery space is co-curated and produced by children and young people and the space, together with Rumpus Cosy, is all part of the charity Effervescent (who aim to help children and young people in Plymouth). Rumpus Cosy donates all of its profits to this charity and it quickly becomes apparent that the business is much more than a simple restaurant.
Once inside we recommend taking a seat and drinking in the Mad Hatter style atmosphere. With its eclectic mix of interior design and helpful staff Rumpus Cosy a delightful change from your regular eating place. As you cast your eyes over the menu you will start to appreciate why we grew to like this alternative venue. There’s an assortment of drinks and teas, a great selection of breakfast choices and an even more impressive evening menu too.
I must admit, it was difficult to choose what to have for breakfast, as many of the goodies on offer were very tempting. However eventually two of us opted for the Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup. When our food arrived the pancakes were large and fluffy and the bacon was particularly tasty. Top it all off with a hefty dose of maple syrup and you’ve got yourself a breakfast dish that our friends over the pond would be impressed with!
One of the team also chose the poached eggs which were perfectly cooked and sprinkled with herbs – which was also very tasty indeed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our quick visit to Rumpus Cosy. The staff were great and very helpful and we left wanting to sample more of the delicious home cooking that they had on offer. We’ll definitely be heading back on an evening to try out their bistro menu.