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Drink, eat and be glorious

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opening times

Closed on Monday 26th and Teusday 27th February for Family Day

Usual Opening Hours

Bank Holiday Monday - 10am - 5pm

Monday - 10am - 4pm

Tuesday - 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Thursday 10am - 4pm

Friday  10am - 4pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” 
― Pablo Picasso


The Glorious is a vibrant, lively cafe bar and workshop/creative centre located in the heart of Exeter's independent west-quarter. It forms part of a rich local community of unique shops and creative businesses on Fore Street.


It was co-founded by Rosy Tydeman, an artist with a passion for colour and pattern. Inspired by the colours and patterns of Mexico, the cafe and whole building itself is a living work of art - on every visit, you'll notice something new. Rosy wanted to create an oasis from the grey British weather and so The Glorious, from the sunshine yellow ceiling to the hand painted walls, from the authentic Mexican tiles to the extravagant crockery will guarantee to bring a moment of joy to your day. ​Our dog-friendly courtyard garden provides a secluded outdoor space for sunny days and romantic fairy lit nights.

The Glorious is available for group bookings (over 7) and private events and pop-ups during the day and in the evenings. We also work with artists, creatives and scientists to put on an exhibition on our second floor which can be seen when you are just visiting or during private gallery events.

Come along soon to our warm welcome, some of our well-crafted hot and cold drinks, yummy cakes and freshly prepared breakfasts and lunches. We also do take aways regularly, just in case you are in out and about and can't stop over. Thank you for reading about our story.

illustration by tessa macdermot

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Food & Drink
At Glorious Exeter, we proudly work with independent suppliers for our tea and coffee. Our baristas take care in ensuring every cup of coffee or tea (or every glorious chocolate) is made to the finest standard. The same goes for our simple but delicious food menu for breakfast, lunch and treats. We are carefully working to reduce our impact on the planet and we will have more on that soon.

Occasionally we have pop-up events and the cafe stays open late to welcome you for alcoholic and soft drinks as well as our delicious coffees and teas, accompanied by a variety of live acoustic music, poetry slams and art parties. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

―Maya Angelou

Events & Workshops


For more information about the cafe, events & workshops,
please contact us:
gallery enquiries:
telephone: 01392 547157
or pop in to say hello:



How to find us

The Glorious Art House

120 Fore Street



The Glorious Art House is located on Fore Street, Exeter, directly opposite Mccoys Arcade. By foot, it can be accessed easily from the bottom of the high street (straight past left-hand turns for South Street and Market Street), or following signs to city centre from the Exe Bridges roundabout.

Car parks nearby are Smythen Street, Mary Arches and NCP, Market Street.

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