Breakfast is billed as the most important meal of the day right? Which is why a post-workout breakfast or brunch will be just what you need to refuel and unwind after your morning class at St Sidwell's Point. The great news is that Exeter has some amazing breakfast or brunch options to choose from, many of which are super healthy and locally sourced too! 

Get your heart pumping at a class

It’s a known fact that exercise releases endorphins throughout the body – which is known as the happy hormone! The fitness facilities at St Sidwell’s point are second-to-none, giving you every opportunity to get moving and increase your physical health.

Inspire each other as you take part in group exercises a St Sidwell’s Point. Enjoy an extensive programme including fan-favourite Les Mills classes, including BODYCOMBAT, BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP and other electrifying sessions with experienced instructors.

You could also join a spinning session in the indoor cycling studio, strengthen your body with a Pilates class and get your heart pumping with a round of sprints! What class will you choose?

Time for breakfast or brunch

Many of the restaurants and cafes in Exeter only use the best, locally-sourced ingredients to make their breakfasts as hearty, nourishing and delicious as possible. Whether you fancy a traditional cooked breakfast, sweet pancakes, poached eggs and avocado or a waffle or vitamin-packed smoothie, Exeter is the perfect place to kick-start your morning! Here are some options to get your tummy rumbling!

If it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, you’ve got the perfect excuse to do brunch! Exeter is well-known for its vibrant food and drink scene, offering a great choice of healthy options for morning diners. Here are some of our top picks for the perfect brunch!

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Cathedral Quarter

For breakfast with one of the best views in the city, head to Eat on the Green. Housed in a sixteenth Century building overlooking Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green, you’ll find an exciting breakfast menu made using only the best, local, free range produce.

Neighbouring the iconic Exeter Cathedral, The Ivy Exeter offers a sophisticated yet friendly weekend brunch option. Featuring seasonal ingredients, including vegan and vegetarian options, their brunch menu features some delicious alternatives to fuel your day ahead. Taste of South Street is an independently owned and operated bar and kitchen with a strong focus on using fresh local ingredients.

Located in the gorgeous Cathedral Yard, grab some pancakes at The Cheeky Vegan and sit outside for some fresh air, also with spectacular views across Cathedral Green.

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West Quarter

Head to Exeter’s independent West Quarter for The Glorious Art House - a vibrant art café with a pretty courtyard garden serving delicious breakfasts and roasted coffee supplied by local independent Brazier Coffee Roasters.

Within the West Quarter, you’ll also find Sacred Grounds – a foodie haven for everyone, which prides itself on fresh, delicious, considered food. Bright, airy and beautiful, it’s a great destination for friendly welcoming service and a nourishing breakfast.

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Princesshay Shopping Centre

At Lloyd's Lounge, choose from eggs benedict, eggs royal, poached eggs and avocado or go traditional with the 'Exe Breakfast' or 'Farmers Breakfast' - how delicious does this sound?

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Gandy Street

Dig into a late breakfast at Coolings - choose from a traditional fry-up, eggs on toast and more served all day!

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The Guildhall Shopping Centre

Sit back, relax and dig into a hearty brunch at The Terrace - choose from plenty of sweet or savoury options on the menu. Head to The Turk's Head for a hearty breakfast, including traditional fry-ups, baps and plenty of egg options!


Eat on the Green
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Champagne on Cathedral Green

Eat on the Green is an independent restaurant in the heart of Exeter, owned and managed by a team who are passionate about creating great food using local, free range produce bought directly from the farmers and brought to you with excellent table service. The restaurant is in a Sixteenth Century building overlooking Exeter’s historic Cathedral Green.

The Ivy Exeter
The Ivy, Exeter - pink and green floral decor

Neighbouring the iconic Exeter Cathedral at 65-67 High Street, The Ivy Exeter offers sophisticated yet friendly all-day dining in the heart of Devon for locals and visitors alike. Open seven days a week from morning until night, The Ivy Exeter will feature restaurant dining, a beautiful bar and intimate private dining room for eight guests, as well as an outdoor terrace, making for the perfect place to dine in the iconic city, whatever the occasion.

Taste of South Street
Taste of South Street street view

Taste of South Street is a bar & kitchen in the heart of Exeter with fantastic views from our courtyard of the Cathedral. We are an independently owned and operated bar and kitchen with a strong focus on using fresh local ingredients, producers and suppliers. We are fully licensed and looking to introduce live music events in 2021 on a regular occasion.

The Cheeky Vegan
Be'f burger

Serving 100% vegan food, coffee and milkshakes!

The Glorious Art House
The Orange Room at the Glorious Art House

A vibrant and friendly art café in the heart of Exeter’s independent West Quarter, serving a variety of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, snacks and light lunches. Gallery and workshops upstairs. Space available to hire.

Sacred Grounds
Savoury waffles at Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds is a plant-based foodie heaven located in Exeter’s Indie West Quarter.

Coolings on Gandy Street
Entrance to Coolings

Coolings is an independent City Centre venue just off the main Exeter High Street. We are the home of Bottomless, Grazing, Pizza, Cocktails and Live Music. We offer everything from coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night food. We offer takeaway and delivery with Deliveroo, Uber and Just Eat around Exeter for our Food Menu, Cocktails, Drinks and More

The Terrace
Gyozas at The Terrace

From daytime delights to dancing until dawn, all under one roof, long lazy lunches, bottomless brunches, stunning hand-crafted cocktails, late night dinners and the ultimate party venue. Indulge yourself in our beautiful, hand crafted, botanical-themed cocktails & globally inspired food in our outdoor areas & private rooftop Terrace

St Sidwell's Point Leisure Centre
Leisure/Swimming Pool
External shot of St Sidwell's Point

Welcome to St Sidwell’s Point, Exeter’s brand new, state-of-the-art leisure centre, in the heart of the city centre. St Sidwell’s Point is the first leisure facility in the UK to be built to the ultra-energy efficient Passivhaus standard, meaning energy consumption is reduced by 70% when compared with industry best practice standards. Visitors can also enjoy improved air quality, optimal air temperatures, and natural lighting due to the unique design and materials used to build our city’s new leisure complex. Find three pools at St Sidwell’s Point - 25 metre, 8 lane competition pool, a 20 metre learner pool, all of which has a moveable floor to suit various activities. Enjoy an exceptional swimming experience thanks to ultra-filtration an

The Turk’s Head
Beers and ales at The Turk's Head

Located in the heart of the city centre next to the Guildhall is one of the regions oldest pubs and a favourite watering hole of Charles Dickens - or so we believe... Recently restored to its former glory, The Turk's Head is back with a bang and ready to showcase the 700+ year history.

Lloyd’s Lounge
Lloyd's Lounge external

Lloyd’s Lounge in modern café lounge bar. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast and lunch, Thursday Friday & Saturday evening we serving our small bites/tapas food menu as well as amazing cocktails, wine and spirits.



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