Exmouth boasts a whole range of independent cafes, pubs and restaurants, so its always hard for me which one to pick to have lunch on a Friday.

This week, I decided to try Postcards Cafe on the Strand, and it did not disappoint. As it was Friday lunchtime the place was busy with regulars and visitors.

I was immediately welcomed by the friendly owners, who also run manage and serve at the Cafe. It has a lovely interior, and each table has a postcard on it with a continent.

I sat at the window seat, Roma. I really felt like I was traveling the world sat in Rome with my Mumbai-inspired lunch, without even leaving Exmouth!

The meals you pick are made to order, and after a short while it was already cooked and in front of me on the table.

I only had a short time to look around the place, which has a map of the world on it, and a different postcard around the edge.

After pondering the menu, I chose the Mumbai Sandwich and a latte, which had green chutney, chaat masala spice, cucumber, potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

I went for the sandwich grilled on white bread, but you can also just have it as a sandwich. It also came with some salted crisps and a freshly prepared salad. It was delicious, like a home-cooked meal at the grandparents' house. 

The sandwich was not too spicy but still a kick as an aftertaste. As it was grilled it was crispy and then the kick of masala spice came into play, which was nice.

The coffee is also freshly made with ground beans, which was delicious. The lunch I chose really hit the spot and brightened up another-wise grey windy day.

After chatting for a short time with the owners, I felt as though I was at home, chatting with family and eating a home-cooked meal. 

They have a wide range of cakes on display and offer breakfast and lunch vegan options. There are also smoothies available.

If you are ever stuck for lunch ideas in the Strand, I thoroughly recommend a trip to Postcards.