Exciting times! After over 7 years and 125 UK coffee shops, we’ve spent the afternoon trying to piece together what we believe to be the ten best coffee shops in Britain.
It wasn’t easy but we’ve done it…
The Cosy Coffee Shops UK Top 10, 2014
Here’s the full list, with links to our reviews:
- Colonna & Small’s, Bath
- The Window, Norwich
- The Perky Peacock, York
- Kaffeine, London
- Prufrock, London
- Tamper Coffee, Sheffield
- North Tea Power, Manchester
- Coffee Aroma, Lincoln
- Monmouth Coffee Co, London
- Laynes Espresso, Leeds
How have we chosen?
As always, it’s not just about fantastic coffee but also about atmosphere, friendliness and charm. For these reasons, some places with incredible coffee have not made the grade.
Find out more about what we look for in a coffee shop.
And, just for fun…
A few extra awards…
As far as we’re aware, the oldest premises is the 14th Century tower by Lendal Bridge in York, housing the Perky Peacock.
It’s got to be The Window in Norwich, ‘the world’s smallest coffee shop’.
We’ve visited a few times but have yet to write a review: nevertheless, it’s got to be The Attendant, the London coffee shop in an old and, we hope, deep-cleaned public toilet.
Most like Hogwarts
More amazing coffee shops
These may be our ten favourites, but there is an ever-increasing number of wonderful speciality coffee houses all over the UK. We do our best to visit as many as we can. For more of our favourites, see our top notch list. Or see them all on our UK coffee shop map.
Also, we should disclaim that Abi (co-editor, Mrs Cosy) is a barista at the Perky Peacock in York. We have tried to be as unbiased as possible, and we loved it waaaay before she started working there.
Thanks everyone. Have a wonderful, coffee-filled 2014.