The Deli in the Strand

The Deli in the Strand – great for coffee and cake

I do like to be beside the seaside

Especially when I find a new cafe that I really like!

Well, cafe is not strictly accurate as the emporium is a delicatessen too. This does mean as well as goodies to consume on the premises there’s loads of tempting things to take home – just in case you get peckish on the way of course. The cafe element is quite small but there’s space inside and outside.

I found by sitting with my back to the cheese counter and looking out of the window I managed to resist any further purchases.

The cake man, the cake!

A good mix of cakes was on offer as well as pastires. The chocolate cake was lovely with a sprinkling of white chocolate drops on top. I really enjoyed the coffe and would rate it as one of the best I have had recently. And served in a cup and and saucer which I like.

A friend tried the food and said that the lunch was very good. Those familiar with Devon cuisine will be pleased to hear Tom’s Pies are stocked.

Coffee and chocolate cake with white chocolate garnish
Coffee and chocolate cake with white chocolate garnish

My mother said

The Deli on the Strand is situated near the indoor market in the Strand in Exmouth. For those unfamiliar with Exmouth the very expensive redevelopment of the strand has not met with universal approval in the town. The columns of the Exmouth Journal still glow with readers’ letters on the subject.

It was a mess when first built and looked like a classic white elephant. Observing a Christmas fair consisting of soggy white tents on the wet mud at this time prompted my mother to observe it reminded her of ¬†going into London after the Blitz. Happily it has improved with grass being laid and the lighting at night is quite pleasant. Also happily the local authority has not gone ahead with its plan to make a “super cafe” in the Strand which may have well put small traders like the deli out of business.

Room for one more inside
Exmouth is quite a traditional place...

By Rick Lawrence

Making models and playing tabletop games since the late 1960s, and still enjoying it! Now working in heritage and dabbing around with photography, with quality cafe time when I can.

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