This Is The Best Coffee Shop Near You (According To TripAdvisor)

Marianna Gould
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From Delish

Here in the UK, coffee is a way of life. As is a good cup of tea. According to the UK Tea & Infusions Association, a whopping 84% of the UK population drink tea every day. That’s approximately 100 MILLION cups of tea a day.

And it doesn’t stop there. Us Brits also love ourselves a cup of coffee. The British Coffee Association reckons we drink 95 million cups of coffee a day. So, I think it’s fair to say hot brews are pretty important here.

So, for that exact reason we’ve put in the hard work and reached into the very depths of TripAdvisor to discover the best coffee and tea spots in EVERY UK city for the sake of us tea drinking, coffee obsessed Brits.


Bath Comins Tea

One for you tea-lovers. Described as a ‘British Fine Tea Merchants’, owners – Rob and Michelle wanted to create a place for people to come and enjoy their very own fine single estate loose leaf teas. Partnered with a locally sourced menu influenced from their travels. Yum!

Birmingham – Coffee Tales

A family-run business that produces top notch cakes that are baked on the premises served with quality tea and coffee.

Bradford – Java Joe

Reviews state that this place has “enticing cakes and creative coffee”, sounds rather nice.

Brighton and Hove – Coffeetzar

One person even claims this place offers “the best hot chocolate ever”, that’s a pretty big statement people.

Bristol – The Crepe and Coffee Cabin

When I say cabin, I really mean a tiny cabin. This place has SO much character, described as a business “built on the foundations of great coffee, tasty food and good company.” It sounds like it’s worth a visit.

Cambridge – Signorelli’s Deli

Mostly known for its fascinating array of freshly baked goods in its deli, this place also hosts some pretty tasty coffee and tea.

Canterbury – Café St Pierre

Feeling French? This French-themed café located in Canterbury is a small and friendly establishment serving good tea and coffee alongside French snacks and cakes.

Carlisle – The Old Engine House

Now this place is just adorable. Filled with picture frames, artwork, books and even some armchairs, they serve up a mean cup of coffee along with sandwiches, soups and cakes.

Chester – Bean and Cole

This coffee shop is exactly what you’d expect from Chester. Located pretty much in the heart of the city and oozing with character. Not to mention a whole bunch of quality coffee and incredibly delicious sounding cakes like dark chocolate, pistachio and cardamom (vegan too!)

Chichester – The Quarterdeck

Perhaps Itchenor Shipyard’s best kept secret. This gem is a dog friendly coffee shop serving hand crafted coffee and homemade cakes, along with breakfast and light lunches. Dog friendly = perfect.

Coventry – Finneys Coffee

If you fancy sitting back and relaxing along with a good cup of coffee, then Finney’s Coffee welcomes you with open arms. With cool décor and snazzy drop-down lights, this place is super cool.

Derby – Caruso Café Boutique

A traditional Italian café to say the least!

Durham – Cafedral Durham

Are we seeing double? This place is voted the best for both breakfast and coffee/tea! Must be special…

Ely – Julia’s Tea Rooms

It’s pretty self-explanatory what this place is known for? A good cuppa tea.

Exeter – Rina Patisserie

As a patisserie, you know what to expect – delicious cakes! The perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea.

Gloucester – Leyhill Grounds Coffee Shop

Described as being an 'excellent stop for coffee', this place is great for a quick spot of breakfast in the morning.

Hereford – Coffee #1

Coffee #1 is loved by its locals for its great coffee made by talented baristas, all delivered in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Kingston Upon Hull – Ponti

“Great welcoming staff, lovely atmosphere and great coffee and croissants!” Basically, everything we want in a coffee shop. Am I right?

Lancaster – The Hall

Formerly an old parish hall used as an NHS facility, this space has now been stripped back to its prior industrial glory and used as a space to enjoy bloody good coffee!

Leeds – Laynes Espresso

Yep, an espresso bar! These guys claim that plenty of commuters rely on them for consistently good coffee, especially being located so close to the train station. This place also looks pretty hip inside.

Leicester – Gelato Village

As you might have already guessed, this gem is known for its ice cream. But don’t worry, it’s meant to serve up a pretty tasty cup of coffee.

Lichfield – Melbourne

A small café in the medieval city of Lichfield. This place has SO much character and we love that the walls are decorated with graffiti. What a cool look, huh?

Lincoln – Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room

Described as a “peaceful tearoom”, this spot provides quality tea and coffee, alongside cakes and light meals that are incredibly affordable and delightful!

Liverpool – A Small Fish In A Big Pond

Located not far from the Cavern Quarter, reviews say this place is “fabulous”. And who doesn’t love fabulous?

City of London – Kennington Lane Café

A typical London café that serves a mean cup of coffee. Sign me up.

Manchester – Ezra & Gil

A very trendy spot in the very trendy Northern Quarter district of Manchester. On its website the brand says that “Ezra meaning ‘Helper’ & Gil meaning ‘Happiness’ is an evolutionary concept in urban coffee and cafe culture”, it sounds like they know what they’re talking about.

Newcastle Upon Tyne – The Staiths Café Bar

Once a sales office and now a fitting café, this spot has been up and running since 2014 and provides a destination point for “comfort, socialising and relaxation”, coupled with the unique surroundings of the Dunston Staiths.

Norwich – Alchemista Coffee Co

With some pretty edgy looking branding, this independent coffee shop prides itself on providing top-notch customer service, along with its own quality coffee!

Nottingham – Caffe Velo Verde

'The cycle friendly shop', so bring your beloved bike along whilst you enjoy a yummy cup of tea or coffee.

Oxford – Yellow Submarine

Not only is this a cute coffee shop, but this place is also a social enterprise that aims to help young autistic people learn workplace skills.

Peterborough – The Coffee House

This bustling café is always busy, and people say this place has the “friendliest staff” and “great coffee.”

Plymouth – Rhubarb & Mustard

Serving locally sourced quality coffee, Rhubarb & Mustard is a must-visit if you’re heading to Plymouth any time soon.

Portsmouth – Baffled Coffee

All about challenging the perception of your average coffee shop.

Preston – Lazy Cat Café

No way, a cat café? Yes way. Anything animal related, we pretty much love.

Ripon – Caffe Tempo

Situated in the heart of Ripon, this much loved and well-established café is meant to be known for its incredible coffee making skills.

Salford – Ezra & Gil

Oh, and there it is again! Not only is this place considered the best in the whole of Manchester, but also Salford – where it is actually located.

Salisbury – Greengages Café

“A home away from home”, this café hopes to make you feel relaxed as though you haven’t even left the house.

Sheffield – Bragazzis

Bragazzis’ has its own unique blend of coffee which is meant to taste damn good!

Southampton – Docks Coffee

Supposedly the “best of the best”, Docks Coffee is known to have gorgeous coffee along with delicious early morning breakfasts.

St Albans – Charlie’s

As a “friendly, cosy and creative space”, Charlie’s serves specialty coffee to all the early risers at St Albans station. And get this, it’s served from the back of a 3-wheeled van.

Stoke-on-Trent – Red Brick Café

A little café located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent that is super passionate about the food and drink they make, hoping that you guys are too!

Sunderland – Serendipity Tea & Trinkets Limited

This multi award winning, charming room is incredibly vintage and prides itself on serving tea in quirky china teacups along with home cooked, delicious fresh food from the deli counter! Yes please.

Truro – Emily’s

Described as a place of “comfort, peace, relaxation and beautiful food”, this (mostly) healthy eatery produces tasty hand-crafted coffee.


Wakefield – Rich and Fancy

This independent coffee shop, situated in the village of Horbury in Wakefield, is known for its yummy, homemade cupcakes. As well as this, the team give incredible focus to serving high quality coffee and exceptional tea.

Wells – Strangers with Coffee

This coffee shop is tucked away just of the Wells High Street. So, if you’re looking for speciality coffee, home baked cakes and savouries, you know where to head to.

Westminster – Etnacoffee

Reviews rave about the Cannoli’s this place serves up, saying its best enjoyed with a fresh cup of delicious coffee.

Winchester – Cabinet Rooms

The Cabinet Rooms website claims to be “for food and drink lovers in and around Winchester.” Located opposite the Theatre Royal Winchester (fancy), this place serves light meals along with specialty coffee and excellent teas.

Wolverhampton – Cute Coffee Lounge

This contemporary, licenses coffee shop is located perfectly in Wolverhampton is really is CUTE.

Worcester – Francini Café de Colombia

This authentic Colombian café aims to bring the essence of flavour of Colombian culture and coffee to the heart of Worcester.

York – Wheldrakes

Located close to the Monkbar walls in York, this friendly establishment offers a homely atmosphere serving quality fresh food and delicious coffee and tea in a relaxed environment.


Bangor – Baylands Coffee Company

One person called Baylands Coffee Company “A trusted local cafe in Bangor. No fuss or frills: just reliable, honest tea, cakes and sandwiches.” Who doesn’t like reliable and honest tea?

Cardiff – Love Peace and Cupcake

Putting amazing customer service at the forefront of its business philosophy, this cute coffee spot hopes to offer an experience that makes customers come back for more. Count me in.

Newport – The Vanilla Pod Coffee Bar

These guys have what they call “perky ethical coffee beans.”

Swansea – Mumbles Coffee

Apparently “everything is better with a mumbles coffee.”


Aberdeen – Blether

Blether is a cosy coffee shop located in Aberdeen, perfect for that weekly catch up with your friends.

Dundee – Iced Gems

Enjoy an extensive range of baked goods along with quality tea and coffee from this spot in Dundee.

Edinburgh – Fortuna Coffee Bar

The Fortuna Coffee Bar believes that “visiting a coffee shop should be one of life’s eternal pleasure.”

Glasgow – Cup Tea Rooms

A traditional tea room acknowledge for its fresh morning tea and afternoon tea!

Inverness – Milk Bar

As expected, the Milk Bar doesn’t just deliver on quality coffee, but also ice cream and milkshakes.

Stirling – Darnley Coffee House

Craving a darn good coffee? With great prices and friendly staff, this place is bound to make your smile. Its bio simply reads “somewhere in Stirling’s Top of The Town, a soup pot boils.


Amargh – Icons Coffee Shop

Reviews state that this coffee shop “never disappoints” and has “really good coffee.”

Belfast – The Dock

Reviewers have called this place a “home away from home”, stating that whenever they visit The Dock it brightens up their day! Isn’t that nice?

Londonderry – The Coffee Tree

Claiming to serve “great coffee and yummy bites”, this place is great. With a rustic setting along with high ceilings, it would be the perfect spot to host a catch-up coffee.

Lisburn – Café Vic-Ryn

Fancy a scone? This café prides itself on homecooked pastry’s and desserts along with yummy coffees, to eat in or take away.

Newry - Shelbourne Bakery and Restaurant

You guessed it, this place is a bakery and restaurant. And with a 4.5-star rating, it must be pretty good. As a family-run business, they have been baking since 1906 (crazy right?) and have recently celebrated its 104thbirthday. On its website, the restaurant is described as having a “sophisticated elegance and a relaxing, inviting atmosphere.”

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