Waterstones at Roman Gate, near John Lewis, is launching a new independent bookshop café this Saturday to replace Costa.
The coffee giant will be making way for locally sourced produce – a selection of local breads, pastries and cakes will be on offer at the launch.
The bookshop are treating it as a community event with entertainment for families including live music performances, and a free hot drink for every cake purchased.
Customers and bookshop-goers will also be able to meet some of the local suppliers responsible for the café’s new menu that features an array of cakes, pastries and local breads. The selection of local treats will be delivered daily from Oliver’s Bakery on Magdalen Road.
Similar moves to close Costa outlets in Waterstones have taken place in other branches across the country, including Gloucester and Lincoln – whose own new café launch is happening on the same day as Exeter.
Waterstones manager Helen Russell told the Express and Echo: “It’s been a joy researching the menu and it’s a privilege to be able to champion local businesses and produce. My team and I couldn’t be more excited about the café.”