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“Nice Outdoor Area at the back”
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The Milkmaid
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Milkmaid Cafe has been a part of Exeter for over 40 years, new owners Gemma & Steve offer a family-friendly cafe, serving all day breakfasts and meals, with lots of homemade options, cream teas, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Our roof terrace is perfect for relaxing with a nice glass of bubbly or to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This place has a nice upstairs back patio you might not know is there which is very pleasant on a nice day. As far as food I usually have a sandwich or baked potato but its all good.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The set lunch menu upstairs is good,with 4 or 5 choices,but, as with other things on their regular menu, you can't swop one item for another we found on one occasion.(although that may have been a 'one'off'. Overpriced in my opinion, although food is good,but not huge helpings by any means. Mostly more mature clients (as my friend and I are )
Just to pop in for coffee on the ground floor is a different matter. snack meals and cake/toasted tea cakes etc go down very well, and the prices are good.

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Thank carolenglish37
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Sat upstairs, plenty of room ,even though it was busy.
Clientele is of a senior nature, but that can be a sign of good food and value, which to be honest it is. Only gripe was that they had cheese and mushroom welsh rarebit on the menu and we fancied cheese and onion. We were told it was not possible as they were busy. Now putting onion on a piece of melted cheese doesn't seem to much to ask for instead of mushroom but as someone else has previously written flexibility is a word they don't seem to know.
Overall the food was good and we would go back.

Thank Traceynpaul2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I came for an ice cream whilst shopping with my wife on a sunny day. We came across the milk maid which was selling ice cream.
Whilst the selection was great and the quality of the ice cream was superb!
The service we received from the young man was over friendly to the point of flirting with my wife! And as a result she felt uncomfortable.
We are all for great service but there is a fine line.

2  Thank BrianHarvey
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We used to visit the Milkmaid quite frequently but haven't been for several years. It hasn't changed much. Though the upstairs has been redecorated and the terrace brightened up it is largely the same as it was before.

The menu hasn't changed much either. This is one of those traditional English restaurants with quite an extensive menu of reasonably-priced dishes, and as such it is fit for purpose – providing you do not expect too much. The menu caters for quite a range of appetites: you can have a snack – perhaps a Welsh rarebit or poached egg on toast — up to a full three-course lunch, with one or two slightly more unusual dishes such as grilled mackerel on ciabatta bread.

But the food quality varies, as we found when we ordered the quiche Lorraine and chips from the specials menu. The chips were very good: crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. But the quiche was awful. The pastry was so wet as to be oozing, and the filling like overcooked scrambled eggs. Taken out of the freezer and heated in the microwave comes to mind.

Service was friendly and quite efficient. When it comes time to pay the bill, you pay at the cash desk on the way out. But I think they take credit cards!

Thank meerkatlion
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