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Coffee Shop Corners | Part 1

Chantelle Bridgman

So we have FINALLY reached the end of January. A month that seemed to go on forever, but also the start of my coffee shop corners blog.


My January coffee shop ventures began at The Glorious art house. Located on the thriving independent hub that is Fore Street, it's just a short stroll from the centre.

Upon arrival, you are immediately greeted by its colourful facade, and the vibrant vibe continues throughout with its quirky decor.  

After finding your seat you can place your order at the counter. BE WARNED, you won’t be able to stop yourself from admiring (choosing from) the stunning selection of cakes. Looking for something savoury? Glorious also offer a mouthwatering breakfast and lunch menu to cater for all dietary requirements. 

Its culinary skills aren’t all, the cafe's ambience is super chilled, creating the perfect atmosphere to get your head down and crack on with work, have a much needed catch up with friends or simply watch the world go by. 

For those sunnier months, there’s a marvellous outdoor seating area in keeping with the glorious theme.

It’s definitely one that should be on your foodie radar!

My next venture wasn’t so much a venture but a case of crossing the road to a neighbour of the office, the Exploding Bakery. Primarily showcasing a sensational array of traybakes, EB also offer a selection of lunch options including a winter favourite, soup!

Exploding Bakery is a popular social spot. Its idyllic location is perfect for students, commuters and folk like me wanting to enjoy a break from the office. You will find the cafe located on Queen Street, just outside Exeter Central train station and opposite Exeter college. 

The interior of the cafe includes a lot of green friends (a favourite of mine), a food book library and after a recent shift around, a generous amount of seating! (Including outside seating.)

Place your order at the counter and the friendly staff will deliver your chosen refreshments on a quirky metal tray. (Perfect for photos!) 

I highly recommend ALL of the cakes and the hot chocolate with oat milk!

Less than a year old, March coffee is a great addition to the Exeter’s growing coffee scene!

A huge temptation to visit March coffee would be their fresh daily doughnuts, with an ever changing variety of flavours. They also offer cakes, cookies, lunch options and of course, their fantastic coffee!

Located on South Street, the cafe is a short distance from Exeter’s remarkable Cathedral. 

Its modern industrial interior is complete with the addition of their blue crockery and matching bar stools. 

So why not march on down to number 87, South Street for a filled doughnut and cup of coffee.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my first Coffee Shop Corners blog and I have managed to tempt you in to visiting the great independents mentioned above. I look forward to seeing where February takes me and would love to hear any suggestions you might have to share. 

CB x