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Route 2 Cafe and Apartments

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1 Monmouth Hill | Topsham, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JQ, England
+44 1392 875085
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had cycled from Exmouth and when we arrived Topsham was heaving. We spotted the outside seats were in the sun at the cafe and decided to stop and were not disappointed. The carrot cake was fabulous and very generous portions and the tea had real leaves in it. My husband said the coffee was very hot and there is... More 

Thank Mothership2013
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for tea and was pleasantly surprised - staff very friendly, allowed our dog to come in with us, always a good sign! Food very good and didn't feel hurried, so a yes from me.

Thank Robert996911
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely little cafe serves food all day, sourced locally. Staff are polite and friendly. Good quality food and great coffee, free WIFI too.

Thank Babba1
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I am sorry to be negative about this place, as cosy, dog friendly etc, but for anyone who cares about eating high welfare meat, be aware that I was told yesterday that the bacon was "organic", from the local butcher. A short stroll to the butcher revealed that the bacon is bog standard factory farmed. What is going on with... More 

Thank ExeterTerrestial
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

I am a regular at Route 2 where I pop in for coffee and to catch up on emails most mornings. I absolutely love this café! The young lady who serves is wonderfully friendly and efficient. The coffee is great, the internet works well, and the atmosphere is welcoming and cheerful. As a local I really treasure having this cafe... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Food okay, drinks okay but the service is a shambles. Our drinks were taken to another table and we were brought someone else's food. Owner/manager doesn't seem to know how to acknowledge delays!

Thank helenjcr
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Delicious food, excellent baby changing (thank you), highchairs and friendly staff. Another lovely visit- thank you.

Thank Eleanor R
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Went in for a coffee and a spot of lunch. Nice staff but limited menu, had to wait about 25 minutes for a couple of sandwiches, it didn't seem that busy to warrant such a wait. Drinks came quite fast, but hot drinks only warm and 2 were sent back and changed, no argument from the staff but replacements were... More 

Thank Doug C
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I ordered a soya latte and when it arrived the 'froth' on the top was lumpy and not frothy and the drink tasted off. When I told the waitress she insisted that that is how soya is, arguing the point when I disagreed. I imagine that this is not a popular choice with a high turnover so a carton will... More 

Thank Beverley S
Dblomax, Owner at Route 2 Cafe and Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Beverly, Thank you for letting us know about your unfortunate experience at our cafe. Everyday, we strive to make each of our customers feel at home, valued and appreciated. The way you were treated is unacceptable and we assure you we are dealing with this on our end and that it will not happen again. We hope you give... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

This lovely little cafe serves food all day, sourced locally. Good quality food and great coffee. Free WIFI too.

Thank Babba1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Monmouth Hill | Topsham, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 875085
Welcome to Route 2 Cafe and Apartments. This licensed eco-cafe, formerly the Steam Packet Inn, offers an alternative eating and drinking venue that appeals to young and not-so-young alike. However you reach us -- by bike, foot, car, or boat -- Route 2 is open from 8am every day. Join us for the famous Route 2 breakfasts, for morning coffee, lunches freshly prepared from locally sourced foods, fabulous Devon cream teas, as well as excellent local drinks, from tea, coffee and juices to a pint of local ale or a glass or bottle of superb wine. Closing time is 5pm Monday to Sunday. On events nights we close later. Route 2 Apartments In addition to our eco-cafe, we offer accommodation in four well-equipped and self-catered apartments that are available by the week or long weekend. Online Bookings taken.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?