I was in Exeter for only two days/ three nights, and ate at Herbie’s three times. It was doing a brisk business at 1:30 pm on a Monday, and I received fast service. I had Spicy Beanburger with homemade vegan mayo and three salads (mixed greens, potato-gherkin and carrot-beet), £7.95 – it was on a good bun, seedy and not too large. Next day for lunch I had Jamaican sweet potato soup (without a roll, just £3.25) and the vegan version of Heaven in Devon dessert (£6.25), made with vegan ice, vanilla sauce and chocolate brownie pieces, topped with fresh strawberries. I returned for 6 pm opening (tranquil, with a handful of diners) and enjoyed the Spicy Vegetable Satay with peanut sauce and brown rice. The menu lists many starters, many items available as vegan, sharing platters, chili, satay, vegetable pie, lasagna, risotto, nut loaf, nachos, tagine, pizza, soup of the day, desserts . Drinks include organic wines and beers. There’s also a children’s menu.
Cons: closes in the afternoon