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Coffee Shop Corners | Part 2

Chantelle Bridgman

Well February came and went in the blink of an eye, but of course, I still managed to find the time to visit some of my favourite independent cafes. So here are my February Coffee Shop Corners…


My February coffee shop ventures began at The Magdalen Road Bakery, now known as Uprising Bakehouse. After my visit, the bakery closed for a brand new look and name. Unfortunately due to the snow the opening has been postponed and the bakery will now be opening on Tuesday 6th March. 

Located on Magdalen Road, it’s a short stroll from the centre and will take you away from the hustle and bustle for an hour or so. The bakery offers a great selection of hot beverages and as expected an amazing array of baked goods. Instagram has also informed me that brunch is back! I can’t wait to check out their new look and what’s on offer.

My next venture was to Exeter’s finest cake shop, Cakeadoodledo. Situated a stone's throw from the Cathedral, tucked away on Deanery Place. Upon arrival you are immediately greeting with the sensational smell of CAKE! Cakes are continuously being created, baked, decorated and eaten! You will find the decision of which cake to opt for tough, as there are so many to choose from and they all look incredible. My decision was made easier, as it was Valentine’s Day and I spotted on Instagram that Cakeadoodledo had some gorgeous love cupcakes, so I obviously chose one of those. 

Not only do Cakeadoodledo offer a huge range of cakes they also have a great variety of drinks from Luscombe and Frobishers to Folkington’s, and that’s just the cold drinks. It’s also an ideal spot for lunch and even better on sunnier days when the courtyard is open. Lunch options include an extremely generous portion of soup, sandwiches, savoury scones and more. 

What are you waiting for? Head to Cakeadoodledo for a piece of cake.

Last weekend I craved a No 1 Polsloe brunch, so I did exactly that.

As the name suggests this cute cafe is located on Polsloe Road.  Not only is the food delicious, it’s also presented beautifully. An Instagramers dream. From fluffy pancakes and coffee to errr’ything on toast, (yes they have everyone’s fav.. avo on toast) No 1 caters for everyone. Including veggies and vegans! A popular spot for students, the cafe is thriving, so if you see a space jump on it! Becky (the owner of the cafe), certainly has an eye for a good looking cafe. With a dreamy selection of cushions, flowers on the tables and a plant collection to envy, it will get your interior design ideas flowing. So gather your friends and plan a brunch date at No 1 Polsloe!

Finally, a trip over to Topsham to the wonderful Sara’s Petite Cuisine. Sara certainly has the culinary skills to satisfy your sweet tooth and please the eyes. The patisserie is located in the heart of Topsham and is decorated and furnished beautfiully, another one to snap away. Offering a selection of Portugeese goodies, stunning fruit tarts and perfect pastries, it’s the ideal spot for an afternoon treat.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my second Coffee Shop Corners blog and I have interested you in to visiting the great independents Exeter has to offer. I look forward to seeing where March takes me. 

CB x