The Glorious Art House
One of Exeter’s best kept secrets, The Glorious Art House is tucked away out of sight at the bottom of Fore Street. Combining a range of amazing cakes and lunches with vibrant decor, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Perfect for: A catch-up with a few friends.
Lifestyle recommends: A Glorious Hot Chocolate and a slice of banana bread.
The Old Firehouse
Famous for its selection of affordable pizzas and fruity ciders, the Firehouse is a must-visit for any self-respecting Exeter student. It’s a great alternative to a night out, and leftover pizza for lunch the next day isn’t so bad either.
Perfect for: A cosy Sunday night at the end of the week recovering from your weeklong hangover with your new flatmates.
Lifestyle recommends: Greek pizza and a pitcher of toffee cider please!
Boston Tea Party
At the end of Queen Street, this popular chain has a huge menu ranging from breakfasts and brunches to toasties and salads. With lots of large tables and comfy sofas upstairs, Boston is always a safe bet when searching for a bit of extra study space.
Perfect for: Procrastinating seminar work with your study group.
Lifestyle recommends: Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and avocado on sourdough toast #Exetah
There’s no denying that the Ram’s curly fries are truly legendary. As well as a great selection of pub food, the Ram is always a fun place to be with a pool table, a weekly pub quiz and Rameoke on a Friday.
Perfect for: Meeting up with friends or doing a bit of extra reading in between lectures.
Lifestyle recommends: Curly fries, obviously.
Tea on the Green
An Exeter classic, Tea on the Green is the ideal place to relax and make the most of the Devon sunshine. Located in the centre of town, it’s an easy meeting place for a quick break from exploring the local shops.
Perfect for: Overlooking the Cathedral as you have a bite to eat with your visiting relatives.
Lifestyle recommends: A cream tea, of course. Grab a table outside and enjoy the fresh air whilst arguing over whether the jam or the cream should go on the scone first.
Everyone’s favourite local Wetherspoons, The Imperial, or the ‘Impy’ as it’s affectionately known, is the perfect summer pub – there’s nothing better than enjoying a cider with friends on the benches outside.
Perfect for: A quick lunch with coursemates; particularly ideal for Drama students who have classes in Thornlea opposite.
Lifestyle recommends: A classic cheese and tomato panini with chips.