Local coffee roaster cranks up plans for Exeter café

Hopefully more flat whites than flat tyres

Good news, Exeter coffee lovers: local micro-roaster Crankhouse Coffee is opening a café.

The business was started five years ago by bicycle-mad Devonian Dave Stanton (hence the nod to cycling in the name – it’s a bike part, we Googled it), who was inspired by the tip-top bean scene in Australia. While he continues to look after the roasting, coffee pro Tony Isaacs will be heading up the new hangout, along with baker Rosie Lamb. 

The intention is to create a chilled out, welcoming venue, serving speciality, ethically sourced coffee and freshly baked cakes with a few savoury snacks, too. There will also be the opportunity to get a bit more insight into the coffee roasting process, as it’ll all happen onsite at the new Fore Street caff.

Expect this new kid on the Exeter block to open in January – keep an eye on Instagram for updates.

Check out Dave’s inspiration for starting the business in the (very well shot) video below.