There is nothing better than supporting local businesses and picking up a coffee and a slice of cake from a local café.

Exmouth has a lot of national chains such as Greggs, Costa Coffee and Caffé Nero, but you can't beat a freshly made coffee made by a local business.

Four of the five of the cafés that feature on this list are located on Exmouth Strand; check them out next time you are in town.

Here are the top five cafés in Exmouth according to comments and reviews left by visitors on Tripadvisor.

1. Sundowners, Exmouth Parade.

Sundowners has a five-star rating according to 106 reviewers and is rated top 11 out of 82 cafés in the area. They serve home-cooked, healthy meals with a selection of menus to suit all, from a vegan menu to a gluten-free menu and a slimmers' menu. 

One person commented: "Wonderful little cafe and bar. Serves alcohol and very tasty food. Cocktails, wine, spirits, and a serving hatch at the front for a takeaway coffee. Lovely food. Great prices. Friendly staff. 10/10."

Exmouth Journal: Sundowners Cafe on Exmouth Strand

2. Bumble and Tea. 

Bumble and Tea have a four-and-a-half star out of five on TripAdvisor according to 546 reviews and have been rated top 12 out of 82 cafés in Exmouth. The cafe offers a range of hot drinks, fresh coffee, award-winning cream teas, homemade cakes and delicious sandwiches and platters.

They have also been awarded a Travellers Choice award for 2023. One reviewer said: "My favourite spot to grab a hot chocolate or chai latte & a gluten-free cake. There is always such a variety & it’s unusual to be spoilt for choice!! I’m there so often I think the team knows my order too, can’t fault that."

Exmouth Journal: Bumble and Tea in Manor Gardens3. Abys

Abys is a family-run café overlooking Queens Drive, offering breakfast, full carvery and a fresh salad bar are just some of the homemade dishes they offer. It caters for vegetarians, vegans and people who eat a gluten-free diet.

Abys has been awarded a Travellers' Choice award for 2023 and has rave TripAdvisor reviews as well. 754 people have said it is five-star.

One reviewer said: "This is an amazing family-run place, all the staff make your visit like meeting old friends there friendliness makes your day, the food is outstanding and the options are endless something for everyone."

Exmouth Journal: Abys on Queens Drive

4. Deli on the Strand

Deli on the Strand is a small, friendly delicatessen that prides itself on excellent coffee, great-tasting food and first-class customer service. 166 people have given the deli five stars on TripAdvisor and it ranks number one on Exmouth for the best 'specialist delicatessen'. 

One reviewer said: "Good reasonably priced tasty breakfast also selling a good selection of deli items which all looked appetising. Outside seating area overlooking the attractive square/Strand."

Exmouth Journal: Deli on the Strand on Exmouth Strand

5. The Bayleaf Café and Bar.

The Bayleaf Cafe is a little locally owned cafe/restaurant serving breakfast, sandwiches and lunch bites, Devon Roasted coffee and much more. With a large outdoor seating area located in the Strand in Exmouth it is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by, or stop off for a quick bit of lunch.

They are fourth best for 'quick bites' in Exmouth according to Tripadvisor and 177 people have given them five-star reviews.

One reviewer said: "Absolutely love eating from here, lovely Staff and great food!! Would recommend anyone to eat here."