Americana in Exeter at Tony’s on Fore Street.

A couple of weeks ago on Saturday we battled the busy streets of Exeter to do some shopping with my mother-in-law and the kids, as a special treat I thought I’d introduce her to The glorious art house‘s cake and coffee and buy the kids a milkshake at the same time.

But to my horror, I discovered that I would have to sacrifice my almond latte because they don’t sell milkshake in the Art House!  However, a very kind member of staff came to the rescue and directed us across the road to Tony’s.


Tony’s is a very American style sweet shop / diner that serves milkshakes, waffles and lots of other yummy stuff.

If you are a fan of American sweets (or just sweets in general) this is the place for you. From Twinkies to Fluff, Tony (his name really is Tony) imports it all from the States and has the biggest selection of American candy on sale in the city. Much to the delight of the folks in Exeter – especially the American ex pats

img_3135It’s not all about the American sweets though, he also has a great line in old school British treats and retro sweets.  Here you can find rhubarb & custards, Refreshers and cola cubes, Hubby and I relived our childhood visits to the penny sweet shops (for a few extra pennies).


We sat in a booth and had a milkshake each, the kids opting for classic Vanilla and a chocolate and I had a Kinder Bueno one. They were very tasty & the waffles looked pretty good too.

You can find Tony’s at 141 Fore Street in the city centre.

Pop along and support a local indie business!



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