Cakes, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes

Cake, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes is a traditional bakery located in the heart of Tavistock.

Buster Brown, previous owner of The Mary Tavy Inn, and Tony Dwelly, who learnt his trade as apprentice of the infamous Bill the baker, noticed the lack of onsite prepared and cooked foods in Tavistock, so decided to take an old fishing tackle shop and convert it into a small bakery specialising in homemade bread, cakes, milkshakes and savouries, including delicious pasties and sausage rolls all produced using meat locally sourced from Howells of Tavistock.

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Cakes Bakes ‘n’ Shakes also provide outside catering, including buffets for weddings, christenings and birthdays from £4.50 per person.

Being established for two years, they have listened to their customers’ feedback and used this to broaden their product range, moving with the times to create the now large selection of freshly made produce that is made onsite daily.

A wide range of breads are baked daily, with Buster and Tony getting up at 5.00 am to bake in the traditional way. Available daily are spelt and rye breads suitable for people with wheat intolerance, and a new gluten-free bread, which is proving popular (order only).

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Lunch time is a popular time at Cakes, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes, with a selection of sandwiches made from their own bread or sub rolls, filled with delicious freshly produced fillings.

Since opening in 2011 they have produced a popular and ever-increasing selection of buns, from Belgian buns topped with glazed cherries to their much-loved Chelsea buns, and after high demand, they started making their own homemade doughnuts.


Also included in their product range is a wide array of tasty cupcakes, muffins and tarts, from treacle tarts to pecan pies, along with a variety of real fresh cream cakes, including their well-known bannoffee pie and cream doughnuts. Loaf cakes, produced onsite, are also available with the choices growing weekly, including tantalising toffee, chunky choc chip and Danish apple.

They have produced a multitude of celebration cakes since opening, from Bob the Builder through to wedding cakes. Visit their Facebook page to see their range, and next time you need a celebration cake pop in and have a chat.

Cakes, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes pride themselves on serving the biggest, tastiest milkshakes in the area using locally produced ice cream. Pop in and try one, you won’t be disappointed!

Welcoming phone orders, they deliver to local businesses for lunch, or to your home if you just can’t get away to do your shopping.

No matter what, they do their best to support other local businesses, donating to local charities and sponsoring good causes, and using local businesses wherever possible.

“We try our best to cater to everyone within the area ranging from gluten and wheat-free bread to birthday cakes and treats. I really enjoy the buzz I get when a customer tells me how much they like what we do best,” says Buster Brown.

Cakes, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes welcome customers old and new and wherever possible, try to accommodate any requests for new products, a special celebration cake or a private function.

Cakes, Bakes ‘n’ Shakes, 2a King Street, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0DS

Tel: 01822 610466                  Email:


Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

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