In McCoy's Arcade (one of Exeter's hidden gems!) you'll find Sacred Grounds, a vegan café which prides itself on fresh, delicious, plant-based food. The team consists of talented, creative chefs and baristas who make everything from scratch in the trendy open kitchen.

We recently visited the vegan haven for a team lunch. Although only one member of our party eats a plant-based diet - we were all delighted with our tasty dishes...

The food

It took a while for us all to choose a dish each - the menu is packed with too many tempting brunch dishes! After a second check-in from the friendly staff (we asked for a few extra minutes to decide!), our selection included a mixture of sweet and savoury plates.

The sweet waffles were packed with fruity flavour - accompanied by blueberries, lemon ‘butter’, ginger crumb and rose sugar, topped with a candied lemon. On our table was also the comforting spiced carrot soup (a daily special!) with a side of sourdough bread, a 'BLT' sandwich with aubergine 'bacon' shredded lettuce, marinated tomato and homemade mayo. Lastly one member of our team had the lox toasted bagel with cream 'cheese', homemade oak-smoked carrotlox, avocado, capers and dill - then another had this as a salad! 

The drinks

The colourful smoothies were really a sight for sore eyes. Made fresh, in-house with the freshest superfoods, these were the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

New menu incoming...

Sacred Grounds has just announced a brand-new summer menu, full to the brim with seasonal specials! Featuring lunch deals, plenty of extras and baked oats - a new dish!  

New refreshing drinks


Sacred Grounds
Savoury waffles at Sacred Grounds

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



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