Route 2 Café

Cyclist- and dog-friendly café on Topsham Quay

Now open Friday evening (board games night) and Saturday evening (live music)

This licensed eco-café, formerly the Steam Packet Inn, offers an alternative eating and drinking venue that appeals to young and not-so-young alike.

Route 2 Café was selected by The Independent as one of ‘Britain’s beat cycling cafes’, and also The Guardian as ‘one of the top 10 cycling cafés in the UK’. Route 2 is located just off Topsham Quay, a stone’s throw from the River Exe estuary, directly on the National Cycle Network Route 2 cycle path that connects Exeter, Exmouth and the whole of the West Country.

However you reach Route 2 (by bike, foot, car, or boat), come here to enjoy the famous Route 2 breakfasts, morning coffee, lunches freshly prepared from locally sourced foods, fabulous Devon cream teas, as well as excellent local drinks, from tea, coffee and juices to a pint of local ale or a glass or bottle of superb wine.

Special event nights take place throughout the year.

There are also comfortable self-contained apartments if you are seeking accommodation in Topsham.

You can hire bicycles or have repairs done from Route 2 Cycles next door.

Monmouth Street 1
Exeter EX3 England GB
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Sun-Thurs 8-17h Fri-Sat 8-22h