Another week and another review for readers of the Journal. For lunch on Friday, I went to the Bayleaf Cafe on the Strand.

The sun was out and the place was busy, with a lot of people opting to enjoy lunch or just a cup of tea in the sun (how very British).

When I arrived, I was immediately greeted by the friendly server who took my order. I chose the burger and fries and a latte.

There are lots of scrumptious options on the menu, so it was hard to choose. They offer Exmouth's 'best breakfast', sandwiches and lunch bites and much more, plus vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. 

The coffee they use is Devon-roasted, or a you can order from their cocktail menu, spirits, wines, local beers, lager or cider. Unfortunately, I was driving so no alcohol for me (Maybe one day I need to catch the train to Exmouth).

I sat by the window and watched as families and residents wandered past, enjoying the sunshine. Within about 10 minutes my meal was ready in front of me, and as you can see from the picture, it looked amazing.

The Bayleaf was advertised for sale in November last year a new owner has been found and are set to take over the cafe soon. 

The burger was lovely, with melted cheese and a fresh bun, offered with a fresh salad, and crispy chips. My dipping sauce of choice was a chilli relish which was very nice and complimented the chips and burger well.

The coffee I had alongside washed down the meal well, with its freshly prepared coffee beans which were strong and delicious. 

I was correct in my decision to come here, andThe Bayleaf has been rated the sixth best place for a 'light bite' in Exmouth, according to Tripadvisor.

I would love to return to the Bayleaf and try one of the 'famous' all-day breakfast's they advertise in the cafe. Maybe next week?