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12 of the best coffee shops in Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 11:42 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 12 June 2018

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Looking for somewhere to serve you that perfect Americano or Flat White in Cheltenham? Hopefully we can help! We pick 12 coffee shops in the town that will fulfil that caffeine craving

Havanas Coffee

14 Prestbury Rd, Cheltenham GL52 2PW

Tasty breakfasts, doorstop sandwiches, fresh salads and homemade cakes await you at Havanas Coffee on Prestbury Road, just a short walk from Pittville Park. With a warm welcome and friendly service, the team ensure every visit is a pleasant one whether you’re ordering a coffee to go or sitting in for lunch.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

The Coffee Dispensary

18 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE

Formerly a pharmacy, the trendy Coffee Dispensary believes they prescribe the formula for a perfect cup of Joe. We agree - even the most discerning of coffee drinkers won’t be disappointed. Also, the minimalistic, Scandinavian-style interiors make the perfect backdrop for a coffee and cake Instagram shot.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm

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The Scandinavian Coffee Pod

The Studios, Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN

Housed in a unique, bright yellow and glass-fronted pod, you won’t be able to miss the Scandinavian Coffee Pod. With the roasting machine next door, you’re ensured a fresh cup of coffee – whether an Americano or a milky coffee is your bag. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s a great choice of locally sourced cakes, pastries and sandwiches.

Opening times: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

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The Find

20 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE

Although the café is relatively new to Cheltenham, The Find is already gaining a reputation for its delicious artisan coffee and hot chocolate, homemade lunches and suppers and delicious cakes and pastries. A warm welcome and friendly service mean customers return again and again, and there’s additional seating upstairs to ensure visitors don’t miss out during busier periods.

Opening times: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm (all day menu: 8am-3pm), Friday 8am-10pm (all day menu: 8am-3pm and supper & small plates: 6pm-9:30), Saturday 9am-10pm (all day menu 9am-4pm and supper & plates: 6pm-9:30pm), Sunday 9am-5pm (all day menu 9:30-4:30pm)

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Well Walk Tea Room

5-6 Well Walk, Cheltenham GL50 3JX

Dainty crockery, wall hangings and quirky ornaments adorn the family-run Well Walk Tea Room, tucked away behind the Church of Mary St Minster. From a coffee and a Cheltenham Dripper in the morning, a bowl of homemade soup and doorstop sandwiches and indulgent afternoon teas served in the afternoon, there’s plenty to sate appetites around-the-clock in this delightful tea room.

Opening times: Sunday-Monday closed, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

The Swallow Bakery

The Quadrangle, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ

Row upon row of homemade cakes, pastries and sourdoughs are sure to tempt you on arrival at The Swallow Bakery, just on the corner of Imperial Square. On warmer days, take your coffee and cake to go and enjoy the pretty scenery of Imperial Gardens.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 8am- 6pm and Sundays 9am-5:30pm.

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Brew & Bake

217 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7NA

Positioned on Cheltenham’s busy Bath Road, Brew & Bake is worth the walk from the town centre or a perfect spot to relax in after shopping in the street’s many boutique stores. Sandwiches, savouries and cakes are all handmade on site so you can be ensured of something tasty when you cosy up in one of the café’s comfortable corners.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 7am-4pm and Sunday 9am-4pm

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Lucy’s Café

183 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LY

Another popular café along Bath Road, Lucy’s prides itself on fantastic customer service, and diners can expect a friendly atmosphere on every visit. Lucy’s serves a menu of delicious breakfasts, sandwiches and freshly made salads and great coffee and cake. We have it on good authority that the fried breakfasts are a delicious way to start the day.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm

The Green Coffee Machine

17 Queen’s Rd, Cheltenham GL50 2NH

Serving up its fantastic organic and fair-trade coffee from a van to patrons for years along the Cheltenham’s popular Promenade, The Green Coffee Machine have opened their second outlet on Queen’s Road, opposite the train station. It’s clear the passion that goes into producing each cup and all coffee lovers should try their unique blend.

Opening times: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 7:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 9am-4pm

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Café Moochoo

51 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DX

Whether you fancy a quiet few minutes with a paper and a pot of tea or a place to catch up with friends over coffee and cake, Café Moochoo has got your back. A fuss-free menu of homemade sandwiches, savouries and soups await you as well as plenty of choice when it comes to delicious cakes and biscuits. Tiffin and a cuppa sounds good to us!

Opening times: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 9am-4pm

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14 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham GL50 2XE

Moka is nestled in the heart of the Suffolks and is a lovely spot for locals, people browsing the independent boutiques or for those fortunate enough to stumble across it. Try and get a seat on the soft seating at the front of the café so you can people watch while you sip your coffee and enjoy a bite to eat.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 7:30am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm

Black Gold Café

64-66 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1EE

Boasting character-rich interiors, comfortable seating and a welcoming atmosphere, Black Gold Café is quickly becoming a popular spot amongst Cheltenham’s coffee drinkers. Its one of those cafes you can sit back with a coffee to hand (and a homemade cake if you desire) and watch the world go by.

Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-7:30, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm


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