Top Choice Cafe in Exeter

Exploding Bakery

Excellent news: one of Exeter's hippest little bakeries has now added half-a-dozen tables, meaning there's even more room to sample superb flat whites, macchiato and inventive cakes – the lemon, polenta and pistachi…
Modern British in Exeter


Rich, filling dishes feature strongly at this formal, fine-dining restaurant, as do local ingredients – the mussels and day-boat fish are from South Devon ports and the meat is from pedigree herds around 20 miles aw…
Modern British in Exeter


Run by the same family for 15 years, the Rodean serves inventive cuisine that has built a loyal following and notched up a string of awards. Classic, often local, ingredients are given a contemporary twist: seared h…
Thai in Exeter

Jasmine Thai

A spicy addition to Exeter, this Thai restaurant has proved very popular. You can play safe with the classics – red, green, Penang or jungle curries – or go for something special, such as whole sea bass with Thai he…
Bistro in Exeter


An old staple in central Exeter, Harry's is a good bet for solid, no-fuss dining. The decor is all wooden chairs, blackboard menus and gilt mirrors; comfort food includes sizzling fajitas, Creedy Carver chicken, lee…
Middle Eastern in Exeter

Dinosaur Cafe

In this cheery Turkish mezze bar, lemon-yellow walls and chunky wooden furniture set the scene for tasty couscous, kofta and spicy mucver fritters. The Turkish breakfasts (eggs, pepperoni and feta) are a welcome cha…
Cafe in Exeter

Museum Cafe

This is the kind of museum cafe that England does so well. Set inside the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, its bright, galleried space opens out into exhibition halls. The cakes and light meals are tasty and homemade.
Vegetarian in Exeter

Plant Cafe

Seats are at a premium at this casually cool wholefood cafe. That'll be down to its prime spot overlooking Cathedral Green and its imaginative frittata, pies and salads. When it's sunny you can sit outside.
Vegetarian in Exeter


Herbies has been cheerfully feeding Exeter's vegetarians and vegans for more than 20 years. It's a cosy spot to tuck into Greek vegetable pie, mushroom and butternut-squash risotto or Moroccan tagine.
Cafe in Exeter

Cathedral Cafe

Tuck into brunches, cakes, quiches and soups at trestle tables in Exeter Cathedral's refectory, surrounded by vaulted ceilings, stained glass and busts of the great, the good and the dead.