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Drakes Cafe

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17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU, England
+44 1392 494470
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“rarebit” (7 reviews)
“ham sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU, England
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Drakes has nice food and friendly professional staff. I just wish the environment was bigger but ok when you can get a table.

Thank Sandra W
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for your positive comments. We too wish we had more space as we get so busy at times, but I guess the good food and customer service outweighs this and regulars especially are happy to wait for a table to come availabile.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Hidden down an alley near the Cathedral, but well signposted. Varied menu, middle of the road, ie all day breakfasts,salads,jacket potatoes,pies etc, and home made cakes.........

Thank carolenglish37
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave a review we really do appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 6 February 2018

We only came across this cafe by chance. It’s down a path that looks as if it goes nowhere but a board on the pavement proved different. The staff, the food, and the atmosphere were all first class. The place was really full but the...More

Thank Gill P
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you, such lovely comments ! We are so pleased that you did venture down the alley to find us and more pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Tucked away down a passageway near the cathedral, this is so much better than the chain restaurants and cafes which are more prominent in the area. Drakes is quite small so can feel very busy but not crowded, and pleasantly atmospheric but not noisy. Excellent...More

Thank peter h
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We really appreciate that you have taken the time to leave a review following your recent visit to Drakes and can't thank you enough for such great comments !

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Wandered in here while mooching around the shops. Had a fabulous freshly cooked full English breakfast. 10/10. Perfect gem of a cafe. Love the cosy atmosphere too. Definitely coming back here again soon.

Thank Tismetheteapotlady
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We are so pleased you had a great visit to Drakes and had a fab breakfast too ! Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for some lunch, and had a cooked breakfast. It was really tasty! The people serving were friendly and helpful, and the place was busy and popular. A nice atmosphere, would go there again :)

Thank SarahBernice
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments ! Our breakfasts are getting some great reviews, so we are really pleased you enjoyed yours too, thank you again.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

We stumbled across this very charming, homely cafe with lots of character and lovely home cooked food. We ordered the Veggie Lasange and a pot of tea for two. When the meal arrived we were very pleased with what we had ordered. The portions were...More

Thank nickcathy2016
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a great review, we truly appreciate this, thank you !

Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have eaten in this cafe for a number of years and have always found the service to be good and the food well cooked and presented. Its a little tight for space and sometimes if ur sat a bit near to the kitchen you...More

Thank Chris S
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for such great comments. I agree, space is very tight in Drakes and it does get very busy but it's lovely to hear, that as a regular, you continue to enjoy your visits and have experienced great food and customer service - thank...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

This wonderful cafe and Bistro is hidden down an alleyway at the back of House of Fraser and just off Cathedral Yard. Seek it out as you will not be disappointed ! Yes it is small and somewhat crowded and you can hear conversations of...More

Thank Mags L
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Such lovely comments, thank you so much ! We really do appreciate your comments and your appreciation of the food and service you experienced at your recent visit to Drakes. we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Once again it was worth seeking out this super little Bistro Cafe, they can’t do enough for you, and the food is just standards all the way....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jules61060, Owner at Drakes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Such lovely comments, thank you ! We hope to see you again soon !

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DanyPrins
17 September 2017|
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Response from Jules61060 | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your message. Our opening times are as follows: Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm, Sat 8.30am to 4 pm and Sun 10am to 3pm
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Kirstie A
6 September 2016|
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Response from angeleyes1955 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of choice. Normal full English breakfasts plus eggs Benedict which is great. Drakes won't disappoint
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Kentlassie
10 March 2016|
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Response from Jules61060 | Property representative |
Hi there , our current opening hours are 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. 8.30am to 4.00pm on Saturdays . We will be open on Sundays from the beginning of May 10.30 to 3.30. Thank you for your enquiry and we hope to see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Catherine Street, Exeter EX1 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 494470
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