A Destination

The Glorious Art House was opened in 2014 by Mother & Son team, it's about bringing excitement to the everyday experience of having a cup of coffee, or eating lunch, adding colour in abundance to the centre of a grey city. 

We wanted to create an environment that people would sit in and feel they have travelled abroad, somewhere they get lost in colour, delight and joy! 

In a constantly evolving cafe, where we are always looking for new ways to inspire our customers (and audience!) one thing remains certain.. Our service, and our dedication to make each customer feel truly valued. 

The cafe is located at the heart of Exeter's independent west quarter, Fore Street, and occupies a 16th century building, you can explore across four floors, or hideaway in our secret courtyard garden, but wherever you look you will find art.. 

On the second floor of The Glorious Art House is our gallery, exhibiting different artist's every fortnight, we wanted to create a space that would be accessible to new artists as well as established, and we've done just that. With more than 30 artists having already exhibited with us in the last year and much of the 2016 already getting booked up, it's an incredibly exciting space!

The Crow's Nest is the latest edition to The Glorious, high on the third floor, it offers a unique space for meetings, private lunches, workshops or language & music lessons. It seats 8, but with fold away furnishings it can be used for a variety of purposes! 

It's hard to put into words how The Glorious has captured the hearts of many of Exeter's residents, so we'll let them speak for themselves....


“A technicolour gem!”

" What a delight to discover The Glorious! In a city full of coffee shops, this quirky new cafe stands out for its colourful interior, sweet outside terrace and the warm, friendly service. The different rooms lend a wonderful, intimate atmosphere that's perfect for whiling away an afternoon in conversation "

Emily H, Exeter

Best Place for a First Date
— Exeter Living (Valentines Special)

“Just Lovely”

"My daughter took me for lunch here as a Mothers' Day treat, and it really was! The interior is a delightful multitude of colours and shapes to wow the senses, and the walls peppered with fantastical recycled art. It's not a large place, although it's on two floors, yet the tables are spaced carefully so you aren't listening to other's conversations"

Susienal, Exeter

“Eccentric art cafe with quality food and drink”

Marie L, Exeter


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Enter the door of The Glorious Art House and you'll be greeted with a splash of colour, the yellow walls and ceiling complimenting the Pip Studios pink wallpapered feature wall, the vibrant green bar with Mexican Tiled Counter.. But also, take in a deep breath and you'll smell the fresh bread baking in the oven behind the bar, the aroma of our locally roasted and ground to order coffee, the locally baked cakes & flapjacks.. and our freshly baked croissants. 

At the heart of The Glorious is the cafe, the engine room of this beautiful building, but not in a greasy machines and overalls type of way, our staff float across the cafe attending to the customer's needs at the tables, allowing for a more intimate level of service, our baristas carefully create beautiful coffees on our Italian beauty; A San Remo Verona espresso machine. Grinding every shot of coffee to order to ensure it's as fresh as possible, coffee that has been roasted just down the road by our friends at Voyager. We use local milk to produce rich and creamy lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos. Although we also offer Almond, Soya or LactoFree milk to accommodate those with dietary requirements. We produce our own Chai powder, using all the real and traditional spices to create the fullest flavour possible, and we are currently working on creating own Hot Chocolate blend too; although for now we still offer three varieties; milk, dark and 100% cacao. 

Working alongside the barista in full view of customers are our lunch makers, baking baguettes and bagels and filling them with a variety of lovely ingredients! Although limited by lack of kitchen space we've been able to work with excellent local producers to create a full and varied lunch menu with a variety of vegan, dairy free and gluten free options. 

Take a seat in the window on our plush red velvet sofa, one of our counter tables or follow the stairs to our courtyard garden (open all year round for the brave, the smokers and the dogs) or wonder upstairs to our blue room, enjoying the view from the bay window across the normally unseen beautiful flats and houses above Fore Street's shops. 

Take a seat, and let us wait upon you....


The Gallery 

On the second floor we have a dedicated gallery space, which is open to the public 7 days a week. 

We carefully select our artwork and offer the space to all different mediums and levels, from college students to well known names. 

The artwork is often very affordable and we can accept payments for most of the works at the counter or can put you in touch directly with the artist to discuss other payment options.

enquiries: 01392 490 060

By Jasper

By Jasper

Apply To Exhibit 

If you'd like to exhibit here at The Glorious please get in touch with Rosy. 

01392 490 060

Click on the above images to flick through images from previous exhibitions.