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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Reviewed May 11, 2022 via mobile

Delicious boozy vegan coffee to warm me up on a grey damp day. Should probably have had soup to start with but this is certainly warming me up

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2021

can’t fault the food, amazing service, gorgeous interior and particularly wonderful carrot cake. lovely all round<3

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021 via mobile

The staff are exceptionally friendly and accommodating, the food is very tasty - they went out of their way to seat our group of parents and toddlers, and a great time was had by all!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Glorious use to be a beautiful, lovely lil stop gap for a mocha/light snack, the gardens lovely in the sun and the upstairs decor was beautifully furnished an the staff were EPIC! NOW ITS LIKE TOTAL OPPOSITE! .. Glorious is not the word i would...use, the trouble is i cant find a word to describe the appaling service. Our mochas took seemingly forever to recieve a luke warm beverage that had little taste and a whole lot of lumps?? I mean how hard is it to STIR. nt to mention it didnt even taste like a proper mocha, the coffee used seemed to be instant, like what could they not be bothered to turn the coffee machine on?? I will never go there again, unless i go with my own spoon as one was not even provided to stir the **** i was served. Go to THE COSY CLUB, LLOYDS LOUNGE there u will find excellent Service, no pressure and Great food n drink! I truly feel it is a shame as Glorious (not) use to be a truly lovely place to relax and enjoy a mocha with friends. I can only hope the guy who served us learns to make a mocha or drops the UN~Glorious service. My apologys to All the Staff who had previously been fantastic Nb. The lady currently there was also on it with customer service smiles but seemingly went along with the AWFUL cherade as she was the one who served it to us. Upon leaving " enjoy the rest of ur day" We will, as we then went to the Cosy Club, where upon we received EXCELLENT SERVICE as Per STANDARD! And awesome Food *:D Not forgetting GENUINE SMILES *:D May Glorious become Glorious once again by Getting better Staff *=};-)) or learning how to stir an Instant coffee, when they cant be bothered to make a proper one for approximately £3! Lmso I will not be recommending my friends, colleagues people i barely know or even frenemies rrfl! Remember COSY CLUB OR LLOYDS LOUNGE OR SOUTH STREET STANDARD... IN FACT ANYWHERE BUT THE UN-GLORIFIED UNGLORIOUS!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021 via mobile

We visited for coffee and cake. The shop is small, but has a lot of character. The cake selection is good and the coffee is great.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2020 via mobile

One of my favourite spots in Exeter for a quick bite or coffee! I love independent cafes and this one is so unique! Friendly, personable staff & delicious food with beautiful interior. Nowhere else quite like it!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

We love everything about Glorious...the vibrant yet tranquil decor, the delicious coffee and cakes, the simple yet nourishing food, and the friendly and welcoming staff. Louie looked after us superbly.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

Great coffee and super-friendly staff. My friend adored the crazy hot chocolate and my soup was delicious. Thank you

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 20, 2020

Went to visit their gallery space and decided to have tea and coffee with my sister. The staff are so so friendly. The cafe is vibrant with a relaxed atmosphere and the coffee is fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

Called in for a quick coffee on our way to an appointment. Due to the COVID situation the tables has been socially distanced so we took a seat. We ordered 2 lattes and they were the best coffees we had ever tasted! Temperature was excellent...and they were delicious. Service was brilliant, had a nice chat with the lad behind the counter. Will definitely return as we can’t stop thinking about the coffee! Will have to try the food next time too. xMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

I have been to this cafe a few times before but unfortunately my experience today was really poor. The cafe itself is nicely decorated but filthy. The gentleman behind the counter was very pleasant, but clearly there were not enough staff or cups to go...around. We had to wait 20 minutes for two cups of tea, and when they arrived the milk jug and teapot were encrusted with old food. The man had to ask some other customers if they had finished their cups just so there was enough available. The milk jug in particular had brown slime around the inside of the spout, as if it had not been properly washed in a while. We sat in the window on a broken sofa and there were very dried bits of food on the floor. In the end we left without even touching the tea. I understand that it is busy for the start of the university term, but having a few more staff available, some more mugs and a deep clean might have made the experience more pleasant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Everything about this cafe is wonderful, the fantastic decor, chilled atmosphere, smiley staff. The hot chocolate and cakes are amazing! Have visited many times with friends before and has never failed to deliver. If i had one suggestion, i’d like to see more things on...the menu as i believe there are only a few light options. In a cafe as nice as this, it would be nice to see some more proper mealy things on the menu to spend more time in there. It’s also quite pricey but excusable to keep local, independent businesses going. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here to have breakfast. We ordered waffles and cappuccino which both were a treat. Everything was prepared freshly and with love. The atmosphere in the cafe house is very special and inspiring. It's a nice place to sit down and stay for a...while.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

You are lucky to get two of good quality, quantity and price. For the first time in years we got all three here today!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

If you wish an unconventional and quirky Sunday afternoon meal, non-traditional and non 'Roast Beef', then this is it. I had a potato cum "Soup of the Day" concoction, spicy, aromatic and deliciously prepared - a presentational delight. Together with garlic bread, it made for...an adventurous continental alternative, and on a hot summers day an ideal choice - in my case anyway; and I am sure you will also succumb to its unique and original arty charms (Popular with students and the "Young at Heart")More

Date of visit: July 2019
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