Welcome to the Boatyard Cafe & Bakery

The Boatyard Cafe & Bakery is the home of Emma’s Bread. Nestled beside Exeter Cookery School, a stone’s throw away from the bustle of the rest of the quay – the Boatyard Cafe & Bakery overlooks the tranquil historic Exeter ship canal. Visit us for delicious bread, freshly baked sweet treats, lovely lunches & more.

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Emma’s Bread

We are a real bread bakery using traditional methods and a long fermentation process for flavours and textures to satisfy the stomach and the soul. We specialise in sourdoughs and other long-rise breads, offering local people a delicious, healthier alternative to industrial loaves. The Boatyard is our new home!

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Boatyard Cafe

Our Cafe puts real bread back at the centre of the table. Delicious dishes are prepared daily by our cooks, using seasonal ingredients and a selection of bread and pastry from the bakery. We have lots of lovely cakes too!