Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS
Nestled in the cloisters of Exeter’s historic cathedral in the heart of the city, this unique venue is a great place in which to unwind. Visit for breakfast, a light lunch, or treat yourself to a delicious cake or scone and a pot of tea. There’s plenty of seating both inside and out, and children are well catered for, making this a wonderful spot for the whole family. After spending time exploring the resplendent cathedral, what better way to relax than sampling refreshments in this friendly café? We visited on a beautiful day; the sun was streaming through the colourful stained glass windows, while decorative vaulted ceilings and ambient music enhanced the easy-going atmosphere. We sampled fresh carrot and coriander soup accompanied by a well-dressed salad, along with a chicken, bacon and mozzarella toasted sandwich with salad and crisps. Both dishes were delightfully presented and made for the perfect springtime lunch. Unable to resist the tempting selection of homemade cakes on offer, we indulged in a lovingly nostalgic Swiss roll made with homemade strawberry jam, and a slice of millionaire’s shortbread accompanied by a cappuccino and a pot of tea. Cathedral Café’s pre-concert supper club enables diners to enjoy a sumptuous two- or three-course meal before watching a show – what could be better?