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The Welcome Cafe

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Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
+44 1392 439201
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Still lovely, great food, welcoming and dog friendly (inside and out). Open every day except Mondays, but open on BH Mondays.

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Thank Takum111
Exeter, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If like me, you go for a walk, aiming for the quay or a certain local pub - then make this a new destination. It has been open previously and very popular. Now open again with new 'cake obsessed owners', and I mean cake obsessed. Great display of freshly made cakes - must have been 20 different varieties - bought... More 

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Thank thestoad
UK
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142 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here frequently when it was under the old owners and really missed it when they sold up and the café was closed. We called in today and, obviously staff had changed, but the atmosphere and food were unchanged. I particularly like the 'real food', i.e. it's unpretentious and really tasty. The staff are particularly helpful and happily responded... More 

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Seaton
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at The Welcome Cafe with my husbamd and eldest daughter last Saturday. We each chose different things to eat and not one of us was disappointed in any way. Very helpful staff, nice garden to eat in, excellent food. Will go there again whenever in The Quay area.

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Thank evacaroline
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You'll get a really warm welcome from the new owners and a tasty bite to eat. Light bites and homemade cakes are available but don't forget to to check out the specials board. Ribililto stew made by Stu was stupendous.

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Thank Greg H
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind comments, hope to see you again😀 More 

Makati, Philippines
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in the Welcome café on 1st March after a walk from Countess Wear by the water. What a lovely end to the walk stopped in for a light lunch and couldn't have been better, lovely food, service and chilled out ambience. It was quiet which was nice as got the chance to chat to Marianne (one half of the... More 

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Thank Medusavintage
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Thank you so much, it was lovely to chat to you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the cafe😀 More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm relatively new to the area, and first came across this cafe when it was closed- so now that it's reopened I have finally tried it! It is officially my new favourite. First of all, the decor is lovely, and the location is great. The staff are very sweet and thoughtful (this is very different to some of the other... More 

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Thank Veryfastsloth
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Fantastic!😀😀 More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great location along by Exeter's canal basin. This is a fantastic cafe; the tasty food is unpretentious and full of flavour. Everything has been done with a great attention to detail. There is a charming courtyard garden which was a regular little sun trap on a February afternoon. The cakes look amazing too. Definitely worth checking out this cafe for... More 

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Thank Will H
Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and review😀 More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always the best cafe in Exeter; it closed for a while but the new owners are as good as the old ones! An amazing gateau and a fine collection of teas. Thank you for keeping this place so perfect!

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Thank Maxwell690
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Thank you we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The place was nice, the food was nice but the rancid smells, especially in late summer close to the incinerator.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 439201
Description
The Welcome cafe is now closed.

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