Great Places to Drink Coffee

Great Places to Drink Coffee

The perfect coffee is not hard to find in Southampton. We have plenty of independent Coffee shops serving up great tasting coffee, friendly service and unique touches. These guys know their beans and are waiting with your next cup of java!

1. The Docks Coffee House

2 women eating and drinking inside The Docks Coffee House

Nestled in the historic Oxford Street and a stones throw from the cruise terminals, the quirky little coffee house won Coffee Shop of the Year at the Hampshire Food and Drinks Awards. Friendly staff provide a warm welcome and will take the time to have a chat where possible. The coffee is delicious and the brunches are fantastic – the locals get here early on the weekend because the seats go fast. The insta-worthy brunches and delectable cakes make this a location that’s well sought after.

2. Coffee Lab

food and coffee on a table in Coffee Lab

What’s your favourite brewing method? Chemex? Cold brew? With its two city centre locations, this is the place to come to satisfy your inner coffee nerd. Their highly trained coffee specialists combine science, craft & artistry to bring you the perfect brew. Only the finest coffee is sourced and with the famous Dan Tamang at the helm, you know the latte art is going to be top notch. Whilst there, you have to try one of the brownies – you will be spoilt for choice.

3. Nousha Lounge

close up of coffee in Nousha Lounge

If glitter is your thing, Nousha Lounge is the place to be. Here you will find coffees topped with edible glitter, sparkly cakes and handcrafted cocktails. It’s a fun place to be and you will be sure of a welcome reception in a central location.

4. Café Thrive

interior of Cafe Thrive

Good coffee, relaxed atmosphere with a great selection of non-dairy milks. This is Southampton's first 100% vegan café. Customer service is great staff are always happy to accommodate. There is a wide selection of food and delicious looking weekly specials to tempt you.

5. Mettricks

exterior of Mettricks

The latest addition to the Coffee Lab empire, the Mettricks location in Guildhall is home to a fantastic selection of coffees from around the world with a fresh and tasty menu to suit. The atmosphere is fun, buzzy and relaxed at the same time and the baristas are passionate about their coffee. There is a great brunch and alcohol selection making this a perfect place to spend a few hours people watching and filling your belly!

6. The Art House

exterior of The Art House at night

Community run, organic and not for profit. Art and music are at the forefront here and you will not be short of things to look at whilst sipping on your coffee. This isn’t your usual venue, it’s a music venue, café, craft shop and gallery. A little place with some big ideas and lots of fun to be had, try the falafel wraps – they are great!

7. The Artisan

people sat at tables outside The Artisan

Sat in the heart of Guildhall Square, The Artisan offers you premium coffee with a large outdoor seating area to people watch. Popular with the surrounding office workers and a hub for Southampton Solent University Students, this place has a great atmosphere. The menu is an eclectic mix and the cakes are indulgent and moreish. If you fancy something different from a coffee, go for the London Fog which is a Earl Grey tea mixed with frothy milk and vanilla.

exterior of Cafe Monde

8. Café Monde

A relaxed atmosphere and friendly service awaits at Café Monde. This place is a staple of Bedford Place and has all the usual selection of coffees one needs.

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