Visit The UK’s Great Coffee Shops

After 3 weeks exploring the South West of England it is clear as day to me that the best way to see a city is via its coffee shops. Why? Well the great artisan coffee shops are not only in the tourist hubs, but are usually located in the most underrated areas of a city. Each day we would adventure to a new city or village. We would research coffee shops, get our walking shoes on and go. The best part was along the way when we came across ancient churches, statues, markets, war time air raid shelters, and the most eclectic shops and houses.

UK Coffee Culture

So here is a coffee shop guide for you to use when on your next UK adventure. Each of these coffee shops come highly recommended and are some of the UK’s finest coffee establishments, well worth visiting. The coffee culture in the UK is booming and with innovative thinkers like the men at Colonna & Small’s we are sure to see great things from these northern baristas.


Scooter Cafe – 132 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AE
Fernandez & Wells – 73 Beak Street, W1F 9SR
Flat White – 17 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0PT
Monmouth Coffee – 27 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9EU                                                                 Kaffeine – 66 Titchfield Street, W1W 7QJ

A paper cuppa from the fresh brews at Monmouth Coffee Company in London.


Society Cafe – 5 Kingsmead Square, BA1 2AB
Colonna & Small’s – 12a Princes Street, BA1 1HL
The Kindling Coffee Company – 9a Claverton Buildings, BA2 4LD

Colonna & Small's speciality coffee in Bath, UK.


The Plan – 28 & 29 Morgan Arcade, CF10 1AF

A fresh cuppa from 'The Plan' coffee shop in Cardiff.


Small St. Espresso – 23 Small Street, BS1 1DW
Baristas Coffee Collective – 29 Victoria Street, BS1 6AA
Didn’t You Do Well – 20 Park Row, BS15LJ
Full Court Press – 59 Broad St, BS1 2EJ

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