The beautiful city of Bath is brimming over with tucked-away corners and café’s to enjoy. I should know as I have spent plenty of time seeking out the best places and services with a smile. Whether you’re clacking away on a keyboard like me or enjoying a lunch out with the girls, each one of these cafes has something for everyone.
In Sibella Shares style, almost every place on my guide is independent, sourcing their ingredients from local and organic suppliers to gift us wonderful menus and quality fare. Enjoy your afternoon in Bath!
– THE PIG AND FIDDLE –
The Pig and Fiddle is a hybrid between a pub and cafe, happily, this means that it keeps later opening hours than most of Bath’s cafes. Slide into one of their cosy booths and enjoy a coffee or some lunch in an industrial-chic setting.
– PULTENEY BRIDGE COFFEE SHOP –
The Pulteney Bridge Coffee Shop boasts the best view in Bath, if you can grab the best seat here, as I have, you’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the river Avon and the rushing weir down below. This charming little cafe offers breakfast to brunch and some of the most scrumptious cakes in Bath. If you have a moment to visit you’ll enjoy outstanding customer service and even a view of Victoria Art Gallery.
– THE GREEN ROCKET –
The Green Rocket Cafe is a multi-award winning cafe & restaurant, that serves plant-based fare and service with a smile. When I visited I enjoyed an almond milk hot chocolate, for the very first time and was delighted with the flavour! Whether you’re just visiting or have lived in Bath for many years, you can sit in the window overlooking the Abbey and people-watch for hours.
– KINGSMEAD KITCHENS –
Kingsmead Kitchens serves hearty and wholesome breakfasts and lunches, all cooked with bath-based ingredients. Each day before work I’d stroll over, claim my favourite seat in the sunshine and enjoy a breakfast that would keep me warm all day long. They have an imaginative menu, with vegan and vegetarian options as well as a fun twist to each dish, have you ever had wild boar tagliatelle?
– THE GOOD BEAR CAFE & BAR –
The Good Bear Cafe rests just above the city of Bath in Bear Flat, a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful Alexandra Park. With local artists’ work displayed on the wall and shelves of artisanal fares, like Henny and Joes Chai mix, this place has always given me a sense of community. Since my A-Levels, where I would walk down the hill for a slice of cake or hot chocolate stuffed with marshmallows I’ve always been welcomed to a lovely afternoon.
The Good Bear also shares my ethos surrounding food waste and sourcing and disposing of their waste responsibly, recycling at least 95% of their rubbish.
– CAFE BY FLY –
The Cafe by FLY lies in the heart of the city, overlooking both the Roman Baths and the Abbey. Connected to FLY Fitness this cafe has an ethos of health and wellbeing surrounding its food and drink, with vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options readily available. Sitting under the colonnades I have spent many an afternoon, sipping my drink, writing away, even listening to the hourly abbey bells.
Read more about it on another Sibella Shares post.