What glorious weather May had to offer! There's nothing better than digging out the summer wardrobe and making plans outside. I LOVE eating, drinking and just spending time outdoors and May has certainly enabled me to do just that.
My May coffee shop adventures began with a trip to the wonderful Plant Cafe, with my good friend Tara. With Exeter's stunning Cathedral as a back drop, it's the ideal location to watch the world go by, soak up the sun and enjoy some delicious treats. The sun was shining (until the rain came and we made a run for it), so we sat outside for a well overdue catch up.
As the name may suggest, The Plant Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant, offering food sensations to cater for a range of dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten free. This marvellous cafe offers a selection of delicious cakes, a variety of sweet treats and artisan coffee, as well as a mouthwatering savoury menu, made with local, organic ingredients. Salads that burst with colour, falafel wraps, frittata and much more! It's a proven favourite, even for those who aren't vegetarian.
The Plant Cafe is an independently run cafe with super friendly staff, an amazing location and a menu that will make you want to try it all!
On one of May's not so sunny days, I had a girly lunch planned. The cloud put a stop to our picnic on the green, which seemed like the perfect opportunity to head to March for some cake.
March is known for their handmade doughnuts, freshly made each morning, with new flavours being added regularly. If you love doughnuts, you have to try these. March don't just offer doughnuts, they also have a small lunch menu, an array of tasty treats, including a favourite of mine, polenta cake and a brunch menu at the weekend.
Looking for a quiet spot to work whilst enjoying a coffee? This is just the place.
When I visit these coffee shops and write this blog each month, I feel proud and privileged that I live in a city that thrives and supports our independents.
I hope you all have a glorious June and visit some of Exeter's great indie restaurants, cafes and shops.
If anyone has any suggestions and recommendations I would love to hear them.