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The Welcome Cafe

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Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
+44 1392 439201
10:00 - 17:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the cafe on a rainy day when out for a walk with the dog. We had a lovely bacon sandwich with nice salads for garnish, and a delicious chocolate brownie which was served warm with cream. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and the staff very friendly. I would recommend a visit and definitely recommend the brownie!

Thank vickybyron
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my daughter and grandchildren here for a lunch meal. The food was plentiful and reasonably priced. Staff were very nice and helpful.

Thank RayD1961
London, UK
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134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the cafe on a Saturday morning and had a great time. The staff are very friendly, the coffee tasted good, and bass strings and savoury snacks on offer also looked good - we saw other customers having brunch or lunch plates which looks very tasty as well. the decor inside is relaxing, and the setting on the canal... More 

Thank disgrun
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for tea while on a walk and loved the relaxed atmosphere especially compared with the busy-ness of the quay area itself. Staff lovely and friendly and our dog was made welcome. We only had tea and a flapjack but liked the look of the menu and will certainly be back!

Thank Sylvia M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before and have enjoyed our visit, so popped in again with our little dog 🐶 Asked for two lattes Which arrived promptly. I was in the middle of reading an article so about 2/3 minutes later took a sip. Stone cold. Took it back and politely asked for it to be heated up. The lady made another... More 

Thank paulthechief
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal again at the Welcome cafe and the home made cakes are divine! Such a friendly place and we felt really welcome. We will definitely go back!

Thank ampam2
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

really loved my visit here- BUT THE OPENING HOURS A WRONG ON TRIP ADVISER! the cafe is OPEN on sunday and closed on monday (apart from bank holidays where the cafe is open) I really enjoyed my visit and was the perfect place to go after a walk by the river. I sat in the court yard in the sunshine,... More 

Thank leddakille
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch after a walk on the quay. Quirky place, selling nice homemade food. We had a lovely lamb stew (mine served GF) and my husband enjoyed a delicious milkshake. The service was very slow, although they weren't very busy but the real reason for my average review was an incident with the waitress' bracelet dangling in... More 

Thank Fairy-Fran
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is our first visit since it has changed ownership. Not disappointed. The food was excellent and we were made very welcome. We look forward to a return visit.

Thank Joan G
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great that the Welcome Cafe is open again, the new idea of mix and match smaller portions of certain cakes is inspired why resist? Interested owners and staff passionate about food so refreshing we will be returning frequently.

Thank Geoff O
gregsonmarianne, Owner at The Welcome Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, hope to see you again, pleased you liked the cakes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven Banks, Exeter EX2 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 439201
The Welcome Cafe is a family run independent business serving locally sourced and home cooked food, with Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free options available. A modern cafe selling Art Work. With Fat Roc Coffee and Teas Me loose leaf tea.

We are open 6 days a week Tuesday through to Sunday and only closed on a Monday, except for bank holiday's when we will be open. We have been struggling to change the opening times through trip advisor so hopefully this confirmation of our hours will help.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?