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  • 5.0 star rating
    24/10/2013
    3 check-ins here

    Like a shire pony, blinkered, one has to run the gauntlet down the main drag here in Exeter to avoid temptation from every chain there is under the very pretty Mid-October sun. Duck behind the main drag and trot  through the lovely open space of the cathedral grounds and you'll be rewarded with Devon's best coffee roasted locally in Axminster; light and fruity but still kicks like a horse to get you buzzing like a (horse)fly.

    Like the inside of a hive, warm and cozy, busy; creative salads on display looked wholesome with rainbows of taste. The imaginative selection on offer also extended to their freshly baked variety of cleverly 'snuck in vegetable' cakes too, courgette and chocolate, of course there must've been a carrot and their almond and lemon polenta looked moist too. However the award surely has to go to their Handbags-at-Dawn, fight inciting Beetroot and Raspberry cake. I saw the last slice go merely moments after elevenses yesterday and today on my coffee run, I noticed the chief cook had responded to demand with a double bake.

    The only wrangling to be done really is to get there early enough to see the array on offer earlier in the day and if you can't decide what to have, just have both.

    A great wall of local info on display too, like yoga classes, theatre and other loveliness.

    Lot's of seats outside great for groups, so would be even lovelier with some eco-friendly outdoor heaters when the sun's not out, or even just a canopy. The wet seats outside may have dissuaded a group visit, but they'll be back.

    • Qype User Fred_t…
    • Truro, Cornwall
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    • 136 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/5/2009

    A fun alternative type of dining.

    One of the few places that offer 'corkage' yeh hey!

    Staff = busy
    Food = healthy
    Value = reasonable

    Good place to take a friend to catch up and boost the old battery prior to shopping.

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/9/2008
    First to Review

    Great little cafe for vegetarian/vegan lunches, snacks, cakes and coffee. In a wonderful location overlooking the cathedral. A nice place to stop and eat!

    • Qype User thesus…
    • Crediton, Devon
    • 52 friends
    • 279 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    7/9/2011

    Veggie-tastic place just opposite the Cathedral. Friendly 'Brighton Laines-ey' vibe and especially good tray bakes. The seats spill outside & it's a decent place to watch the world go by. Very good.

    • Qype User Cathed…
    • Exeter, Devon
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    • 139 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    10/2/2011

    Awful lot of vegetables eaten in here. I hear they run the cookers off locally produced methane.

    • Qype User simonG…
    • Exeter, Devon
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    • 49 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    29/11/2008

    Very small cafe, but very helpful staff. The cafe is in a pleasant setting on the cathedral green, and specialises in homemade vegetarian food. They cater to special dietary requirements (such as veganism, or nut allergies etc.), but it's probably wise to call ahead to confirm that something suitable is on the menu! They kindly stayed open late to cater for a group meal, although normally they are not open in the evenings. Local organic produce and other specialist delicatessan items are on sale. The food here is delicious, fresh and locally sourced (as far as I could tell) and pretty reasonably priced. Thumbs up from me!

    • Qype User mr-…
    • Exeter, Devon
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    • 25 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    11/8/2010

    This is a great cafe. Great selection of food and it's all really tasty. Lovely selection of deli type stuff too & really well made coffee.
    Lovely friendly staff & great location.

    • Qype User ac012…
    • Exeter, Devon
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    • 12 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    11/12/2011

    Lovely salads, quiches, deli-type things to try. Great to see them actually cooking directly behind the counter  it kind of inspires confidence in the food.
    The little selection pots are good way to try a few things in one go and can be taken away to eat on the Cathedral green on a warm day.

    • Qype User trailr…
    • Exeter, Devon
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    • 1 review
    4.0 star rating
    18/6/2008

    Great cafe-deli serving fantastic herbal teas

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