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The Coffe Shop – The Best Coffee in Exeter


See that heart scar? That’s how much her BODY loves this coffe!

Exeter has seen a boom in coffee shops and restaurants over the last few years. Mostly since the Met Office decided to relocate to here. 

One boom that has had a big impact on my life is the coffee boom. I bloody love coffee. I drink rather a lot of it, and I bloody hate instant coffee. Costa, Starbucks and Cafe Nero have all opened up multiple shops. I used to think that their over price coffee was rather nice. I still do. But … their shops are rather soulless. People dash in, grab a drink and dash out. Those that stay pay well over the odds for snacks that are just as soulless. 

You might remember that I said I was going to start supporting local businesses. Well, the Coffee Shop on Fore Street, in the “Orca” premises is one such local business that deserves to have as much business as it can cope with. 

My wife and I hadn’t been there for a few months due to my illness, but that didn’t stop the owner Malhwina from not only recognising her, but also noticing that she had a different hair cut. Granted, that particular skill might be uniquely female, but still, after all that time she recognised her. 

The food there is good. I particularly recommend the six-egg omelette. Yes. Six egg. It’s like having Foghorn Leghorn on your plate. It grabs your attention and demands respect. But damn is it good. 

So is the coffee. Forget Costa, Starbucks, Cafe Nero. Forget even Lavazza and Illy, two of the best coffees out there. Grand Milano is where it’s at. Seriously. Your tastebuds will be thanking you after your first sip. By your third, they’ll be like Barberella in the pleasure torture machine. This coffee is fucking good. It’s thick, strong, and tastes oh so good.

Trust me. If you go and eat food here you’ll love it. If you want good service and staff that understand the difference between service and servitude, you’ll love it. If you want to have a good coffee in a family-run cafe that has free wifi and the best fucking coffee evah, you’re going to thank me. And you’ll owe me a cup of coffee in way of thanks. 

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


3 thoughts on “The Coffe Shop – The Best Coffee in Exeter

  1. My favourite has to be Devon coffee on Queenstreet. Don’t think much of the customer service but the cofee is the best I’ve ever encountered.


    Posted by Richard | July 8, 2015, 7:05 pm


  1. Pingback: Devon Coffee – The worst coffee shop in Exeter | Matthew Sylvester - August 21, 2015

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