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Cafe at 36

36 Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1AW, England
+44 1392 410352
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“polenta cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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Value
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LOCATION
36 Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1AW, England
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Friendly and efficient staff (and good coffee) but the food was just average. The sandwiches which came with sourdough or gluten free bread were quite tasty but the fillings were very small portions and I left feeling hungry.More

Thank oldrunnerExeter
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your review! We will take on board everything you have drawn our attention to regarding the toasted sandwiches. Possibly there was an error with the size slices of bread used to make your toasties. We try to give the right balance of...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Been in for breakfast a couple of times now, nice relaxed atmosphere, and staff are very friendly, also being dog friendly is an added plus and bonus, so we can take mums pooch in, and not have to leave her outside, the pooch not mum...More

Thank Mark S
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you very much for such a lovely review of what we do at cafe at 36. I can only apologise that the plates were not hot enough as we know how important this is and do make an effort to make them so. We...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

A rather simple place with quality food - all made on the premises. Locally roasted coffee by Exe Coffee Roasters and a gigantic slice of carrot cake (also made there). So rare nowadays to have such a choice a freshly made cakes... all with care...More

2  Thank Roderick007
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We visited this café expecting something average but it was a real delight for our tastebuds. All cakes (except danishes and croissants) are made there. The choice is just second to none: berry flapjack, gluten free polenta cake, coffee walnut cake, brownies...etc and those cheese...More

4  Thank Percy B
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind & glowing review! It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Rob Kingscott

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Been there about three times, they may have changed staff or ownership but it always feels the same. Atmosphere is always welcoming though it's never been busy when I visited.

Thank MRexF
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Rob Kingscott

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Called with daughters to try Cafe @ 36 All had breakfast and coffee Good quality local food all well cooked and great value We will be backMore

1  Thank JeffTheChairman
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind review. We take great pride and care in everything we produce at our cafe so we're super happy you all enjoyed your experience here. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards Rob, Jo...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Little cosy cafe to go on a Saturday brunch. They have lots of dairy/ gluten free choices and the best polenta cake !

1  Thank Margarida T
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hi! Thank you very much for your kind review! We take a lot of pride in our homemade cakes and we're super happy you enjoyed your lemon polenta cake! Kind regards Rob and the cafe at 36 team

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Go here for a full English, hungover or not. It's really good and you can ask for a bespoke combo. Very local to St T so wobble on down from town; it's worth it.

Thank Ray B
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review! The breakfasts are indeed very local and very delicious! Hope to see you soon. Kind regards Rob

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful well presented food. Hot and very tasty. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed my visit today and look forward to a return visit.

Thank Janeelizabethbrown
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Hello Janeelizabethbrown, Thank you so much for your lovely review of your experience at cafe at 36! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon! kind regards Rob & cafe at 36 team

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I went in to the cafe just for a cuppa and in the end I stay for lunch ! It was so good I could believe it me and my wife had jacket potatoes one with prawns ( nice amount as well ) and one...More

Thank Matt J
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our cafe and food! We look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards Rob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 410352
  • E-mail
Description
Small independent coffee shop that prides itself on the quality of its coffee, roasted by Origin based in Cornwall; we also offer a range of tea which is hand blended in Devon. Our smoothies are refreshing and we offer Luscombes and Frobishers soft drinks. We made our own cakes and traybakes, and our award winning summer fruit flapjack. We use local food producers wherever possible, so for example our bread is from Shaldon Bakery, our milk is organic from Ashclyst Farm Dairy and our sausages, bacon and ham from Courtneys Butchers in Cowick Street. We offer a friendly welcome, free wifi and local art to enjoy! On the last Wednesday of the month Love Local Food run a story telling and creativity session for Under 8's and their families. We have live Music during the cooler months on the first Sunday of the month.
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