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Cafe at 36

36 Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1AW, England
+44 1392 410352
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
36 Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1AW, England
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I found this gorgeous little café on Cowick Street. We treated ourselves to some of the best poured coffee by a lovely lady named Sarah. The aromatics, taste and texture was soooo good. Our full English breakfasts (served all day) were a...More

Thank Lauriance
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and friendly service. Local artist's work lining the walls and cute little bookshelves tucked into corners give this cafe a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Splidgey
Robert K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Rob

Reviewed July 16, 2016

This cafe gets incredibly busy and crowded and negotiating to find a table can be fun ! Unfortunately although the cakes , sandwiches , snacks and drinks are of good quality and choice the terrible delays in service on our last three visits mean we...More

Thank Mags L
Robert K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2016

Hello, I'm very sorry to hear of your experience in our café on Saturday 16th. The flapjack should not have been forgotten and there are no excuses for this. But in regard to the delay in receiving your drinks, the café does get extremely busy...More

Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast a few days ago, was a brilliant size and so delicious! Can't wait to visit again, thanks very much.

1  Thank Lily O
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Long and narrow café that hides a great little food cook. Everything cooked is done to perfection, nothing fancy and no good for the foodies but, for lovers of plain, well cooked, food it is perfect. Paninis, full English breakfast and a long menu. Great!!

1  Thank Jillentone
Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is one of my favourite cafes in Exeter. It's in cowic street in st Thomas. The cafe is very cute with local artists work on the walls. The coffee is delicious and the menu is great with lots of vegetarian options. I had the...More

Thank bright_ii
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

Hi there! A huge thanks for your lovely review of our cafe! We're looking to update & improve our menu over the next few months so your review about the veggie breakfast is something I'm taking on board. Many thanks again! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed February 24, 2016

Although not right in the centre it is worth the walk down the hill and across the river even if some of the roads are not the easiest to cross! I found out about cafe at 36 on the uk coffee forums as I like...More

Thank boliston
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

Thank you so much for your brilliant review! Especially the effort you took to come down to us, that means a lot to us. We hope we can make every visit as good as the first. Kind regards Rob

Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place stop in at least once or twice a month for a weekend breakfast. Good coffee, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank Simon B
Rob K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! See you again soon! Regards Rob

Reviewed February 8, 2016

We called into this little cafe on Sunday, The team was very friendly The food was lovely soup and cheese scones. We will look to calling again

Thank Joan G
Robert K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Cute little cafe that could easily be walked past but is deffinately worth a stop! It was heaving when we went in which told us it must be good. The coffees going out looked and smelled amazing. I had a toffew nut latte and it...More

1  Thank Tom M
Robert K, Owner at Cafe at 36, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2016

Hi Tom! Thank you so much for such a great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our cafe on such an enjoyable yet also challenging day! We look forward to seeing you soon. Rob and the team.

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yes we do allow well behaved smartly dressed dogs! 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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 - 4:00 PM
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
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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