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The Bayleaf Cafe Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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The Bayleaf Cafe is a lovely little locally owned Cafe / Restaurant in the heart of Exmouth Town! We serve Exmouth's best breakfast, a fantastic array of sandwiches and lunch bites, and more! We also sell Devon Roasted coffee, which we think makes us boast the best coffee in East Devon! We have a fantastic fresh cocktail menu and also serve spirits, wines, local beers, lager and cider. With a large outdoor seating area located in the Strand in Exmouth it is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by, or stop off for a quick bit of lunch! Whatever you are after we will do our best to accommodate here at The Bayleaf!!
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for ideas for a get together for my birthday and saw that the Bayleaf did cocktail making evenings what a great idea I thought so I booked!They offered different packages from gold, silver or bronze depending on how much you wanted to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Devontravelbug2
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your cocktail party. Justin and his team always try to meet any personal requirements as best as they can because the aim is always to make sure you have the best possible experience. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for lunch, had a chicken burger and the wife had a jacket. We are both now sat feeling extremely full, and very chilled. The food was cooked to perfection, came out quickly and still piping hot! Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Releasedmammal
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your chicken burger and jacket potato. Hope to see you back again soon at the Bayleaf Cafe Bar.

Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Hired the bayleaf for the evening for a party and couldn’t have asked for a better time. From the initial contact till the end of the night nothing was too much to ask for. The food was great, and catered for the dietary requirements we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rachelhannah
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you rachelhannah for the lovely review of your party. I'm glad that Justin and Jemma looked after you on the night and I will make sure your comments are passed onto them both. Hope to see you again soon at the Bayleaf for your...More

Reviewed 29 January 2019

Had to sit outside as we have a Dog. Would be nice if heaters were provided for Winter :-) Coffee good, if a little priceyMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ali1965
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Hi Ali, thanks for sending in your review. You don't have to stay outside with your dog, you are welcome inside in the warm! We regularly compare our prices with other cafes and we are very competitive on pricing. We hope to see you and...More

Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Visited here today for lunch with Hubby, Daughter and 4 year old Grandson The food was great value They have their January sale at the moment and Ham , egg and chips was only £2.99 I am on a diet and they made me a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Debbie H
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you Debbie for submitting such a great review. We always try to cope with dietary requirements wherever possible so we're glad we were able to help. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Such a friendly and kind atmosphere! I’m a support worker and I’ve been coming here with my clients for a while and it is their favourite place to come. Scrumptious food and drink!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank NyreeWood
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thank you Nyree for your kind words. Justin and his team are always pleased to see you and your clients when you bring them into The Bayleaf. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Could not be happier eating and socialising here, it’s a bit like the bar from cheers where everyone knows everyone else and all are always welcome, amazing selection of coffees and top quality ice creamsMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thank you Aprilsdaddy for your kind review. We do indeed have a loyal following of regulars at the Bayleaf and we are pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere on your recent visit. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Had a breakfast here yesterday from a nice range of breakfast options, and it had a nice looking menu overall. Quick service and nice coffee. I was particularly impressed with the waitress and how caring she was with the elderly gentleman who came in. Being...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RattamahatAL
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thank you RattamahatAL for your kind words of praise for how our staff look after our customers. It was very good of you to take the time to review your visit and we are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019

This is my favourite spot for lunch in Exmouth. The food and service have always been excellent whenever I have visited the cafe. The breakfasts are my personal favourite. You can tell that they use quality ingredients in all of their food, I've never left...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ChrisMarch99
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Wow thank you Chris for judging us as the best cafe in Exmouth. Justin and his team will be well pleased to read your comments. We hope to keep up the good work each time we see you at the Bayleaf. Our loyal customers are...More

Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Great cafe in such a central location. Extremely friendly staff who always asks about your day. I love their southern fried chicken wrap, even tastier than the well known fast food chain and it doesn’t fall apart while eating! Not had any issues ordering food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Alison T
David S, Owner at The Bayleaf Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thank you Alison for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your southern fried chicken wrap on your recent visit to the Bayleaf. We hope to see you again soon.

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