The Strand Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8PA, United Kingdom
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Mols Coffee Shop

by angelis

Situated in the Cathedral Yard this is where Sir Francis Drake and his Captains are supposed to have discussed their tactics for repelling the Spanish Armada.
Sir Walter Raleigh also drank here.

Built in 1529 as part of a building to house the Anneullar Priests. If you left these guys a sum of money in your will they would pray for your soul every year on the date of your death. It became a coffee shop in 1596 but became Mols in 1700 when Thomas Mol, an Italian, opened it as a coffeeshop specifically for local business men and dignatories. It became an art gallery in the 19th century and now sells maps and stationary.
It was designed to resemble the prow of an Elizabethan galleon and the Dutch and Tudor windows contain over 230 panes of glass.

A Perfect Caesar Salad (with a twist!)

by johngayton about Michael Caines Cafe Bar

I hate to give Michael Caines yet another write-up here on VT but I must give credit where credit is due and the Caesar Salad that I had for lunch here recently was absolutely excellent.

I hate it when people muck about with simple classics and the Caesar Salad is one that is often overly mucked about with. It should be a very simple dish - Cos lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese and an egg-enriched anchovy dressing. At MC's Cafe Bar at The Abode they do muck about with it a little but the basics are perfect with the addition of a little crispy bacon and a sprinkle of white anchovy fillets. These little additions don't however do it any harm at all, making it that little bit more substantial for a light lunch. What tops it off though (literally) is the lightly poached egg with its runny yolk adding that extra dimension yet still remaining true to the basic credo of the original recipe. YUMMY!

Not only was the food excellent, the service professionally attentive and the bill more than reasonable, but sitting outside on a sunny late-spring afternoon was a doubleplus good bonus (even if I couldn't have a beer or two to wash it down!).


by cazz38

The Guildhall dates back to 1330 and is the oldest municipal building in the country.It has had various work done.A rebuild in the 15th century and new pillars and front in the 16th century,it is still in use today holding meetings,official receptions and the annual Mayors banquet.,

Visiting my "cousin" in Exeter

by amyLbrown2002

"Down in Devon"

I had never really thought about visiting Exeter. The only reason, to be honest, that I've gone there is to visit my friend Nicky. She married an army boy and moved here to be closer to his family and where he is stationed.

But sometimes that is the best part of travelling - ending up somewhere you never expected and really enjoying it.

I've been down twice and always enjoyed it as it's such a change from London. The Quays are gorgeous and there are loads of cool little arty and silver jewerly shops.

"Me and Nicky"

We say that we are "cousins", but actually we're not related at all! But as New Zealand is such a small place ....

Nicky is my Mum's partner neice. We flatted together when she lived in London, and her sister just married a guy that I went to school with! So I think you could say that we are honorary cousins!


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