Ahhh coffee, where would we be without it? Probably still grumpy and asleep! Coffee has become such an essential part of people’s lives, it’s weird to image a day going without. I’m not the only one to feel this way as the 1st October is National Coffee day, all coffee lovers rejoice! I have put together the top 5 highest rated coffee shops around England. They are all small independent coffee shops who have a passion for coffee. Most of these cafes have won awards for their talent and it’s easy to see why when you try the coffee.
Small Batch Coffee Roasters- Brighton
Location:17 Jubilee Street , Brighton,BN1 1GE
Nearest Station: Brighton Station
One of nine locations around beautiful Brighton, each store has the same farm to cup ethos. Small batch coffee roasters started out as small family business and they have kept the same personal touch to all their stores. They take the coffee process seriously and they are passionate about sourcing the best coffee and letting you choose the best grind before making a great cup of coffee.
Location:16 New Station Street,Leeds, LS1 5DL
Nearest Station: Leeds Station
Layne’s has been serving the people of Leeds fantastic coffee since 2011. They are originally started as an espresso bar, mastering the art of great coffee. indeed their website states, ‘We wanted to give the coffee drinking population of Leeds a venue that paid absolute attention to the quality of just two ingredients, coffee and (possibly) milk, and an informative and welcoming environment to enjoy it in’. They have since expanded and open a bakery and kitchen so you can get a delicious accompaniment to your drink. perfectly located close to the the station they have become the go-to coffee shop of the busy locals.
Colonna & Smalls’
Location: 6 Chapel Row, Bath, UK
Nearest Station: Bath Station
Based in Bath, Colonna and Smalls is the home to some of the best baristas in the world. Every member of the team has taken part in some form of a coffee competition. They have been awarded World Finalist for the Best Barista as well as UK Latte Art champions. Beside all the talented baristas they also use the best seasonal coffee grown from the world-leading roasteries. I would highly recommend grabbing a coffee and sitting in their gorgeous outside area.
Trading Post Coffee Roasters
Location: 36 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex,BN1 1AB
Nearest Station: Brighton Station
Trading Post Coffee is situated in the buzzing Brighton Lanes and has become the expert in making a good cup of coffee. Using an unique artisan roasting method, that has been passed down from two generations of coffee roasters, their coffee is something exceptional! For those who know about coffee, they operate a classic, fully renovated, and fully manual Pertoncini Roaster. Have some great cakes or pastries with your coffee from their kitchen , made from locally sourced ingredients.
Foxes Cafe Lounge
Location: Foxes Cafe Lounge, 18 Abbey St, Carlisle CA3 8TX
Nearest Station: Carlisle Station
Located in the historic cobbled Abbey Street in Carlisle, Foxes Cafe is owned by two friends, Bruce and Luke. They started off just roasting beans to make coffee for the cafe but have since gone one to become an Award Winning coffee brand serving over 150 bars, cafe and restaurants. Not only is the coffee amazing, they have a great food menu with a cozy, friendly environment that you have to visit. What’s more, they have the Cathedral at one end of the street and the 11th Century Castle (built during the reign of William II) at the other. this cafe provides a great stop-gap during your touristic adventures.
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