Man and woman laughing in cafe over a cup of coffee

Great Places to Drink Coffee in Southampton

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!

Mettricks Guildhall Square cafe's outdoor seating area


Known as 'Southampton's Living Room', Mettricks has been a firm favourite in the city for over ten years. With four locations in Westquay, Guildhall Square, Portswood and Woolston you can enjoy a fantastic selection of coffees, cold drinks and even cocktails with a fresh and tasty food menu to suit. Everything is locally sourced and they even roast their own smooth and rich coffee, ready for you to take away or drink inside the warm, friendly atmosphere.

sugary doughnut balls in coffee mug

The Nest Coffee House

Since their opening in 2020, The Nest Coffee House has become well known for their one-of-a-kind roasts that form the basis of their delicious americanos, lattes, flat whites, and cappuccinos. But that's not all - Nest also serves up mouthwatering artisan doughnuts in all different flavours. A sweet treat and a hot cup of coffee is the ultimate duo.

Muse cafe's white hot chocolate in pink mug

Muse Coffee Co

At Muse, you can expect hot delicious brews to help give you that morning or midday boost you need to help you get through the day. But coffee isn't all they're serving up. You will also find a great selection of hot chocolates, teas, milkshakes and even smoothies - there is plenty of choice! If you strapped for time, you can conveniently order online for collection for a speedy lunch run. Find them on London Road.

Coffeelogy Turkish Bagel


Fan of great art and great coffee? Then look no further. Coffeelogy on Vincents Walk offers the best of both with freshly brewed coffee sourced from local and international suppliers and unique art pieces throughout the venue. Coffeelogy shares the space with design studio Inco Arthitecture which has curated unique and colourful pieces in their adjoining gallery. Their Turkish bagels are a must!

People outside Coffee Roasters

SO Roast

Every cup of coffee made by SO Roast is an experience. Their coffee is made only by using sustainably sourced beans which are then hand roasted to draw out the best flavour profile and taste to create the perfect brew. They also offer a wide range of specialty beans offering you plenty of choice. And if you are planning on heading to Riverside or Bitterne Park, they make the perfect first stop before heading out on a walk.

Photo by SO Roast.

Edisons hero scaled


Family owned and community focused - Edison's opened their doors to create an environment where people can come together to enjoy quality goods. Whether it is to meet up in a quite space for an important business meeting or to catch up for some laughs with an old friend, the space is yours to enjoy. If you're in a big group, Edison's also offers grazing boards made up of fresh charcuterie, cheeses, and garnishes.

Partners in Coffee coffee van with barista

Partners in Coffee

Partners in Coffee's journey began out the genuine passion of two coffee enthusiasts determined to take specialty coffee to the next level. Their mission is to connect small, independent businesses and artisanal roasters with coffee lovers like you, ensuring you can savor the finest roasts while upholding a strong commitment to the environment. You can spot them at their signature Piaggio Ape coffee van stationed outside the White Building on Cumberland Place. Cutest coffee bar ever!

Photo by Partners in Coffee.

Cakes from Cafe Thrive, Hanover Buildings, Southampton

Café Thrive

Good coffee, relaxed atmosphere with a great selection of non-dairy milks. Cafe Thrive is Southampton's first 100% vegan café. Their coffee is made using fairtrade, organic and Rainforest Alliance certified beans and only use plant-based takeaway cups because they believe that 'good food shouldn't cost the earth' - their menu will not cost your wallet either with affordable dishes to please any craving.

And for all your favourite high street brands, Southampton is also home to Costa, Starbucks, Coffee #1, and Caffè Nero. Head over to our eat and drink page for more local spots to discover.

Updated January 2024.

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