7 of the best places for coffee and cake in Exeter

Coffee and cake available on your days out in Exeter

We have a fantastic array of quaint cafés and artistic abodes where you can sit and enjoy the taste of a classic cup of coffee paired with whatever kind of cake takes your fancy. The only problem you face is which one to choose whilst on your days out in Exeter, so here we have a brief guide to just seven of these amazing eateries:


A ‘cupcake haven’, Cakeadoodledo is perfectly situated just next to Exeter Cathedral, providing a beautiful outdoor setting for you to enjoy your summer’s afternoons. Everything is baked in-house and sourced as locally as possible to give you the best that Devon has to offer.

The Cathedral Café

Sat in the heart of Exeter, The Cathedral Café offers an afternoon tea for two that will certainly delight your senses. Their homemade variety of cakes and light lunches are the perfect accompaniment to the historic setting of the Gothic cathedral. You can fill your boots with whatever you may fancy from hot to cold foods and beverages.

The Glorious Art House

Set in a bright and lively environment, this café will have you really feeling the warmth and colourful nature of the vibrant city. Located in Fore Street, the Art Gallery and coffee house offers the perfect balance of imagery and foodie delights to ensure you leave with nothing but happy vibes and maybe a spot of art or two.


The Southwest’s first ever establishment of this kind, you could never be bored in this quirky café where you can come and play board games while you sip your tea and indulge in delectable treats of all sorts. Feel at home surrounded by the games of your childhood and be sure that the whole family will have fun at Board! With such a unique experience available, what are you waiting for?

Devon Coffee

A fairly new addition to Exeter’s café scene, Devon Coffee is an independent coffee shop, passionate about great coffee and cake! Pop into their café located in Queen Street to experience the friendly atmosphere that is perfectly paired with their tasty food offerings.

The Exploding Bakery

The little café is an addition to an incredible bakery located right next door. Providing entertainment while you eat, you can watch the masters at work as they craft their artisan breads and cakes. Right next to Exeter’s central station, this is a great place to stop off and refuel with something off their ever-changing menu!

Caramello Gelato

Whether you are looking for waffles, crepes, cakes or gelato, Caramello Gelato is your one-stop shop to tasting a little bit of heaven. Their milkshakes and smoothies leave nothing to be desired, and we can assure you that this is a little sweet treat that you just cannot miss.

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