Lewis managed to get down here [Exeter] on the train for Valentine’s day yesterday and he’s staying with me over the weekend which is lovely. We had a really nice dinner last night at Cote Brassierre on the Cathedral Green and today we braved the weather to wander into town. After a bit of shopping we stopped at The Exploding Bakery, which I had read really good reviews about from Tripadvisor.
The Exploding Bakery is basically a really quaint little cafe with only few tables because the majority of space is taken up by a large kitchen where during the week you can watch the baristas bake the cakes fresh in store. The Bakery’s website says “We saw a gap in the market for the type of cakes we liked to make, no nonsense, full on flavour, high quality tray bakes using the ingredients you would use at home. No added junk, no margarine, no cocoa powder, just local natural butter, belgian chocolate, vanilla extract and local free range eggs”
I had a hot chocolate, Lewis had a latte and we both chose the Belgian Chocolate Brownies to try . The brownies were deliciously rich, in fact I couldn’t quite manage all of mine and brought a little piece home in a cute little doggy bag.
Aside from cakes, the bakery also served homemade soup with homemade bread, focaccia, tortilla wraps and frittata as part of a lunch menu. I would recommend checking this place out if like me you like little independent business (especially ones that serve good cake).
I hope you liked this post, I can’t take credit for the photos Lewis took them all. How did you spend your Valentines weekend?