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    Our Favourite Coffee Spots In Bath

    If you’ve had the pleasure of perusing the honey-coloured street corners and lush winding roads of the historical city of Bath, you’ll probably be familiar with the booming cafe culture that has bolstered the local economy for decades. In Bath, you’re never too far from an oat latte or a cinnamon swirl – there will be a cosy cafe every couple of steps you take in the centre, often with customers spilling out the door in a bid to queue for an almond croissant. Vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and always deliciously innovative – the Bath cafe scene has it all. 

    With so much to choose from, you might find yourself spoilt for choice – but help is at hand. We’ve taken the liberty of carefully reviewing each and every establishment to bring you the best bits Bath has to offer, so if you’ve just moved in or you simply want to explore the bounty of coffees and cakes hidden in this beautiful South West spot, keep on reading.

    Society Cafe 

    5 Kingsmead Square, BA1 2AB

    19 High Street, The Corridor, BA1 5AJ

    So well-loved is Society Cafe that you have the option of not one, but two spots to visit – Kingsmead Square came first, with outdoor seating providing the perfect spot to while away an afternoon in the city centre sun, while the cosy Corridor branch opened second. If you’re something of a coffee connoisseur, this is the place for you – speciality coffee is Society’s forte, offering an extensive menu of cheap and cheerful drinks alongside their mouth-watering selection of pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and healthy snacks, made fresh each and every morning.

    Cool, modern decor adorns the interior, with ambient lighting and comfy chairs to sink into while you enjoy your luxury hot chocolate or high-quality pot of tea. If you’re a freelancer or flexible worker, this is also the perfect spot to lock in a few hours on your laptop, with free WiFi and more than enough charging ports to go around. 

    Society also gives you the chance to satisfy your mind as well as your stomach, with art house books and magazines available to enjoy while you sip your cappuccino – there are even exhibitions and local artists welcomed from time to time if you’re lucky enough to catch one, as well as a cinema room for the film buffs among you to indulge in. For those of you with buggies or toddlers in tow, there is also a creative corner for kids to keep them occupied while you sit back and relax with something sweet. 

    Boston Tea Party

    19 Kingsmead Square, BA1 2AE

    8 Alfred Street, BA1 2QU

    Another that proved so popular they had to opt for a second branch – Boston Tea Party, with its original dive directly opposite Society in Kingsmead Square, and the second, more spacious spot in Alfred Street, just by Bath’s Assembly Rooms. The latter sits in a striking Grade II building, still within walking distance of the city centre, with the same eye-catching, colourful decor that has made this chain an instantly recognisable feature of Bath’s Georgian-style streets. 

    Boston Tea Party is a cafe enthusiast’s dream, offering a wide selection of refreshments and bites to satisfy whatever you’re in the mood for. Only got a few minutes to spare and need a quick pre-meeting pick-me-up? Maybe you have time to spare for a sit-down catch-up over brunch with friends? Boston Tea Party has it all, with an extensive menu of sustainably-sourced, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items catering to any and every dietary requirement, while always staying delicious and budget-friendly.

    With an emphasis on staying environmentally conscious, Boston Tea Party has been twice named Ethical Consumer Magazine’s ‘Best Buy Coffee Shop’ – in 2018, they made the switch to exclusively reusable cups, even for takeaway coffee, so you can bring, buy, or even borrow a cup to enjoy your beverage in while being kind to the planet.

    If you’re a parent looking for a cafe in Bath to keep the whole family happy, this is also a great solution – Boston Tea Party prides itself on being breast-feeding friendly and even welcoming pets inside if you’re in need of a mid-walk pit-stop.  

    Colonna & Smalls 

    6 Chapel Row, BA1 1HT

    Blessing Bath locals and visitors alike with premium-grade coffee since 2009, Colonna & Smalls’ journey started a year before when the founders discovered Third Wave Coffee, an underground movement taking the world by storm and shaping what they envisioned the world of cafe coffee could look like. 

    Fast-forward to today, and Colonna has made a name for itself for delivering some of the most exceptional cups of coffee the city has to offer. If you’re looking for the best coffee in Bath, this is not one to miss – having been crowned ‘Best Coffee Shop in Europe’ in 2016, the faces behind the internationally recognised name often participate in coffee competitions around the country, collaborating with experts and innovators working behind the scenes to develop their knowledge and bring you an even more exceptional coffee experience.

    Colonna also offers customers a way to recycle their coffee capsules, partnering with Podback for a completely free and effortlessly straightforward approach to reducing waste. 

    Mokoko Coffee

    6 Abbey Churchyard, BA1 1LY

    4 Foundry Lane, BA2 3GZ

    Two words: coffee and cake. If you’re craving either and need a sweet treat fast, there’s no better place to go than Mokoko. The name rings around Bath for its seriously luxurious selection of baked goods, drawing in customers from all around the city to its cool-toned, stylishly sleek front doors. 

    Everything is made fresh on-site each morning, so you’ll have to get up early if you want to catch one of their famous cinnamon buns before they’re all snatched up – but the good news is, there are two spots you can pick from, each tucked away into their separate cosy corners. The Abbey branch is an ambient hideaway with a selection of seating upstairs, with the Foundry Lane cafe delivering the same exceptional service and quality coffee alongside their stunning selection of vegan-friendly cakes and pastries. 

    Landrace Bakery

    61 Walcot Street, BA15BN

    It’s battle of the cinnamon buns with this one – any Bathonian will tell you to visit here if you enjoy a pastry or two. Landrace Bakery is Walcot’s sweet treat paradise, providing visitors from around the country with a haven to enjoy their famous baked goods.

    Offering Round Hill Roastery Coffees and Post Card teas alongside their freshly-made cakes and pastries, the bakery is known by everyone in Bath for its mouth-watering selection, drawing in customers near and far for the chance to sample their sweet treats – not to mention their speciality sourdough bread, lovingly made from stone-ground South West grains. All of their baked goods even use premium heritage wheat that the bakery mills themselves in the local Somerset stone mill.  

    The bakery opens its doors at 9 every morning, only closing shop at 3pm (or after all the swirls have been snatched up) – but the upstairs restaurant is ready and available to enjoy till around 10pm each evening if you want to make a reservation. It might be slightly more on the pricier end than some of Bath’s other spots, but once you’ve tried it, it’s clear to see why – you can even pre-order a selection if you want to make sure you get your hands on their hand-crafted buns.

    Taylor’s Bagels

    6 London Road, BA1 5BU 

    2A Upper Bloomfield Road, BA2 2RX

    Another one to set the alarm for – an early start is crucial if you want to avoid the inevitable queues out the door. So sought after is Taylor’s Bagels that there are two spots to choose from, with each just as popular as the other – Walcot and Odd Down. Not your neck of the woods? No problem! Taylor’s are about to open a third site in Oldfield Park, so you’ll never too far from a fresh, sumptuous bagel wherever you are in Bath. You can even order one if you fancy a bagel fix from afar. 

    Generously filled with the finest locally-sourced ingredients, each bagel offers a unique taste sensation, hand-crafted to order by the Taylor team. Choose from breakfast bagels with bacon and chilli jam, lunchtime eats drawing inspiration from flavours around the globe, or maybe their simple selection of baked goods for something sweet post-bagel.

    Taylor’s also has their own speciality coffee brand to go alongside their freshly-baked bagels, made by their team of SCA-trained baristas, so you still have your caffeine fix to sip on while you enjoy your lunch. The cafe is also dog and child-friendly if you want to bring the whole family along for a lunchtime treat and watch the world go by within their cosy corner of the city. 

    Good Day Cafe

    12 Upper Borough Walls, BA1 1RH

    As far as the best coffee shops in Bath go, Good Day Cafe is the place to be for a banging brunch. Whether you’re craving sweet or savoury, this place has it all, with their baked goods taking pride of place for drawing customers from all over the city to their doorstep. So famous are their sumptuous brownies and chocolate chip cookies that they actually ship UK-wide via DPD, so even if you’re not a Bath local you can still get your hands on their stunning selection.

    Surrounded by lush green plants and colourfully adorned walls, the cafe is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat if you find yourself in the historic Upper Borough Walls, famed for its friendly service and attentive team ready and waiting to make you feel welcome. Quality cakes, proper coffee, and tasty plates – this one has it all.  

    Can’t resist the mouth-watering pull of Bath’s cafe culture? Reach out to make your dreams a reality with the city’s best coffee and cakes on your doorstep, and find out how our team can help you find your next abode in Bath. Our trusted lettings and estate agents are here to make your search quick, easy, and stress-free, whether you’re looking to rent, buy, sell, or invest.