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The Welcome Cafe

Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
+44 1392 439201
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (51 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this cafe while walking along Exeter Quay / canal. The staff were very welcoming and the food was really good. The cafe caters for all tastes including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. We both left saying 'What a great little place'. Recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Graham A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food ok drink ok better in the summer in the rear yard. Too many dogs some noisey! I don't think the staff very friendly and its a bit cliquey .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank starrich2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cafe is a regular for me, whether it be a lovely cream tea in the suntrap garden in the summer, or a cheese scone and hot chocolate to warm you in the winter, it is always lovely and the staff are always happy and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ktrist2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are loads of cafes in Exeter, most of them with rave reviews, primarily because people have forgotten what average means. This is one of the few that deserves a higher rating. VFM is about average for the city, service is decent and they offer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DubVanCamper
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Lovely cafe by the canal, very welcoming atmosphere and lovely cakes. Just the ideal place to go when out for a walk. Great to watch all the rowers and canoeists going by. Very good coffee too.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Went here for a tea and chat with a friend and got tempted by all the nice homemade cakes, they taste as good as they look!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PamC6005XQ
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have come here quite a few times when we are down by the quay , always a nice warm welcome and lovely gluten free cakes, can even get a gluten free cream tea if they have the gf scones avaible

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Was put walking with my Mother and her dogs we stopped here for a pot of tea Very nice it was too Me and mother shall make the Welcome a regular pit stop Well done 👍🏿

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AngelaGoldenhair
marianne g, Owner at The Welcome Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

thank you look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Stumbled on this great cafe walking my greyhound, had a brilliant bacon baguette with superb salad - being strictly "childrens menu" myself, it's a very rare sight to see me eat a salad, but it was spot on !! Really well priced and the staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Paul M
marianne g, Owner at The Welcome Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

HeeHee glad you ate your greens!! thank you for your review and we love greyhounds

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We were on our way home to b germany from st ives and stopped in exeter for breakfast. Lovely setting at the water, very friendly and helpful staff/owners, freshly prepared quality food. thanks guys.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank klausundjutta2009
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Questions & Answers
October 28, 2018|
Response from mazgregson | Property representative |
Saturday 9.30am - 5pm Not a full English as such but we have eggs bacon mushroom etc
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Wanderlowe | Reviewed this property |
I think so
March 5, 2017|
Response from mazgregson | Property representative |
yes dogs are welcome as long as they keep their paws on the floor!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 439201
  • E-mail
The Welcome Cafe is a family run independent business serving locally sourced and home cooked food, with Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free options available. A modern cafe selling Art Work. With Fat Roc Coffee and Teas Me loose leaf tea. We are open 6 days a week Tuesday through to Sunday and only closed on a Monday, except for bank holiday's when we will be open. We have been struggling to change the opening times through trip advisor so hopefully this confirmation of our hours will help.
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