Yorkshire and The Humber

Twenty Two A, Sheffield

23 February 2008

In the middle of Sheffield city centre is Twenty Two A, a quaint, independent coffee shop.

Twenty Two A, Sheffield Twenty Two A, Sheffield

The name is worryingly unimaginative; it’s just the building number.

The rest of 22A is inspired. I’m thinking particularly of plants growing out of colourful children’s wellies and DIY hot chocolate with chunky chocolate bits to mix with hot, frothy milk.

The hot chocolate is really good and, in a welcome departure from the norm, there are lots of unusual options. The same goes for the coffee.

The owners seem to have taken a great deal of time preparing their hot drinks menu, which, as a result, makes for an interesting read.  Coffee fans will feel at home here.

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Nevertheless, if you’re hungry as well, there’s a good choice of food, with (again) some interesting ideas (for example, ingenious sandwich combinations concocted by 22a employees). And it tastes really good.

Twenty Two A, Sheffield Twenty Two A, Sheffield

There are tables outside and in. The walls are plain and uninteresting, but there’s a pleasant farmhouse feel thanks to the chunky wooden tables and chairs.

There’s an order at the counter, drinks come to your table arrangement. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and chatty and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

Twenty Two A, Sheffield

22a has the feel of a well-established, easy-going coffee shop.

Amended August 2008

Address
22a Norfolk Row
Sheffield
S1 2PA

We visited on 23 February 2008.

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4 Comments

  • Reply may Howeeel 9 August 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I think this coffee shop is one of the nicest places in sheffield. it is so much nicer than going to starbucks where everything is inpersonal. defenitely worth a visit

  • Reply G Lewis 20 September 2010 at 6:37 pm

    It has to be said the food here is superb. The choice is varied and there is always something interesting on the menu that youll want to try.
    Unfortunately, the service leaves a lot to be desired. Infact Id go as far as saying the customer comes second here. Waitresses dont offer a table service. The walls are covered in signs telling you what you must and mustnt do and how you must or mustnt do it. The staff can be heard in the back talking and embarassingly I heard them talking about a customer who Im assuming is a regular who wasnt there. Im a little fussy with my brakfast order but to hear a sarcastic voice say ‘its well done just as I was told’ is not exactly great.
    Prices too are a little excessive and whilst the food is always good I was surprised to see an Asda delivery mid morning. I know we all get stuff from places like that but to see it being delivered after youve paid £7.70 for a small breakfast and a cup of tea is not good.
    Keep teh food quality but please sort out the customer experience.

  • Reply Rebecca Lewis 1 March 2011 at 6:58 pm

    The best cheesecake I have ever had great find lovely people and atmosphere :)

  • Reply David Little 15 May 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I had the Full Monty breakfast, yesterday. Great but expensive.

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