10 Questions for Chococo

Photos courtesy of Chococo Exeter is fast becoming a foodie hub, attracting big named restaurants and retailers in to the city centre as well as homing some of the best independent restaurants in the region. A new addition to the family is Chococo who have made their home in Gandy St.  Being already a bit of a fan of Chococo after visiting their shop in … Continue reading 10 Questions for Chococo

From the archive – Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter

‘From The Archive’ revisits posts from a few years ago that get lost in the midsts of time.  My first offering is from a time when I had a small obsession with In-store Cafes.  I did my research, I visited quite a few and I was happy to find Waitrose had an in-store cafe that topped the best one at the time which was Marks … Continue reading From the archive – Best In-Store Cafe: Waitrose Ltd., Gladstone Road, Exeter

The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

84 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RP – 01392 201 181 Last week it was my birthday and post-party night I was desperate for a top drawer veggie breakfast. So I turned to the oracle that is Twitter for some suggestions and plenty came back including: The Cosy Club, Tea on the Green and Bills, all of which have been added to my ‘Breakfast List’ – which is … Continue reading The hunt for Exeter’s best veggie breakie (part deux) by Stephanie Darkes

Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Boston Tea Party – 84 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RP, Tel: 01392 201181 Free wifi, open Mon – Sat 7am til 7pm and Sun 8am til 6pm. Boston Tea Party have 18 cafes from as high as Birmingham all the way down to Barnstaple, with a 19th cafe about to open in Bristol (making the total 6 in and around the city!). I must admit, … Continue reading Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Board, South Street

I have been big fan of tabletop/board games since I was properly introduced to them by my good friend Julien a couple of years ago.  The board game has experienced a resurgence in recent years, and this has led to a small but steady emergence in cafes that specialise in catering for board gamers. The South West now has its own permanent game cafe which … Continue reading Board, South Street

Camper Coffee Co. Exeter; coffee shop by day – by Lauren Heath

Camper Coffee Co. in McCoys Arcade, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AN www.campercoffee.co Camper Coffee Co. is known to most as a mobile vintage café and coffee van brewing coffee from a very rare and beautifully restored 1964 VW Splitscreen Container Van called ‘Rosie’, which has been going since 2012. I had read that a new coffee shop would be replacing the diner in McCoy’s Arcade and … Continue reading Camper Coffee Co. Exeter; coffee shop by day – by Lauren Heath

The Eating Exeter Coffee Marathon

In Exeter we do Coffee Shops really well.  Cafes, Coffee Houses, no matter what you call them, are everywhere and although we have a number of the standard bland depressing chain coffee shops, we also have a raft of excellent cafes that do something with coffee that you’re unlikely to find in Costalot or Starbucks. To celebrate this fact, I came up with The Eating … Continue reading The Eating Exeter Coffee Marathon

Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

Fancy a bite to eat? Like Artigiano and its hip classiness? Then you’ll be stoked to find out that Artigiano has started doing Pizza!  Click here for the pizza menu The introduction of their Pizza and Nibbles menu a little while back is a further innovation for this beacon of good coffee and free wifi.  I was lucky enough to sample some of their pizza … Continue reading Pizza & Nibbles at Artigiano

The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Exeter has a lot of cafes. It is definitely a hub of cafe culture in Devon, if not the South West, and it doesn’t seem to be relenting any time soon.  The newest, and certainly the most exciting to open for a while, is The Pig & Pallet which opened over the weekend on Topsham’s historic quayside.  The company behind this deli-cafe is Good Game, … Continue reading The Pig & Pallet: Good Game’s new Deli Cafe

Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe

You might remember a few months ago, I reviewed a new cafe that had opened in Fore Street. That cafe was called The Glorious Art House Cafe, a bohemian paradise that brought together fantastic coffee and art via their 2nd floor gallery which has regular exhibitions of local artist’s work. They’ve had a tweak and a shuffle of their menu.  Printed on recycled material, I … Continue reading Waffles at The Glorious Art House Cafe

The Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter

The Glorious Art House appeared on my social radar a few weeks ago over Facebook.  In fact a lot of new openings get to me via Facebook and often friends who recommend these things and thanks to one of my old friends, I became aware of its existence and through the few photos that I saw of it I immediately wanted to go look.  There … Continue reading The Glorious Art House, Fore Street, Exeter

Truffles Cafe, Magdalen Road, Exeter

If you ever find yourself in Magdalen Road, I would highly recommend Truffles Cafe.  I popped through for a quick cup ‘o tea after a medical appointment. I found a charming cafe with a faint hint of Radio 3 and the occasional roar of an Elektra coffee machine. Its whitewashed walls display some magnificent paintings by local artist Warren Clayburn. Light food is available, ingredients … Continue reading Truffles Cafe, Magdalen Road, Exeter

Boston Tea Party, 84 Queen St

I absolutely love going out for brunch, I don’t know why but I find it so much more exciting than any other meal out! It’s probably because most of the time I use the term brunch as an excuse to have a dessert as a main meal, pancakes at 6pm… “it’s fine it’s brunch!” So when I met my boyfriend Jack in town on a sunny Sunday in … Continue reading Boston Tea Party, 84 Queen St

Today I Learned (TIL) about the Hidden Treasure Tearoom in New Bridge St. Exeter

I feel a little ashamed of myself because I actually missed this completely.  But a new little tea room appeared at the bottom of Fore St. (where it turns in to New Bridge St.) opening last year.  It has a distinct vintage theme, and is bookable for private parties too. The Hidden Treasure Tearoom looks like a fabulous addition to the amazing selection of places … Continue reading Today I Learned (TIL) about the Hidden Treasure Tearoom in New Bridge St. Exeter

Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.

Cowick Street is frankly the wrong side of the river. I used to live in Farm Hill many years ago and although the views were lovely, the overriding sense that I had was that it wasn’t on the right side.  Is there a right and wrong side? If so, what makes it right and/or wrong? Such great philosophical debates are not in the realms of … Continue reading Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.

Artigiano, High St. Exeter

248 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3PZ ¦ Follow on Twitter On the other end of the scale, miles away from Cafe Central (see previous article) is another new opening in Exeter.  Artigiano is a direct import from London, and has brought a bit of coffee sophistication to the High St.  Right opposite Starbucks (haha). Not that Exeter is devoid of amazing places to drink and … Continue reading Artigiano, High St. Exeter

Cafe Central, Exeter Central, Queen Street, Exeter

I always get excited when new cafes open in Exeter, don’t get me wrong though I am not completely obsessed with cafes (although I wonder if EE is getting a bit cafe-centric sometimes?!) but it fills me with a little glow I see a newly refurbished interior and a new name popping up in a place which used to be something else. So my excitement … Continue reading Cafe Central, Exeter Central, Queen Street, Exeter

Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

Its been a month or so since the Exeter Christmas Market was in full swing, before the climax of Christmas day and that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you have to go back to work.  So its time to go through my adventures over the break, to look through the photos and think about the holiday past. The highlight for me at … Continue reading Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5

I love the way that food is so strongly linked to memories. For me, it has the same effect as smell and can mentally regress you to a time when life was good, with no bills to pay, major life changing things yet to come and your whole existence just waiting for you. Oddly enough this rather dramatic thought, especially for a humble foodblog like … Continue reading Haldon Forest Diner, Haldon Hill, A38 4/5