As two baristas, and therefore Coffee Snobs™, we are always looking for the best cup of coffee wherever we visit.
If you’re planning a trip to Cheltenham this festive season for Christmas Shopping, Christmas Markets or a Cotswolds getway, or are local and looking for a new spot for a change of scene, we’ve used our local knowledge and compiled a list of our top 5 coffee shops in Cheltenham.
All of these spots serve really high quality delicious speciality coffee. They’re also all independent, and owned by women. If you’re looking to support local business, you won’t be disappointed.
Royal Well Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3DN
Built upon the Scandinavian principle of doing simple, well. The Scandinavian Coffee Pod is cosy and welcoming. Sit in and enjoy the minimal and clean design while watching the weather, or on a sunny day take away and stroll down the nearby Honeybourne line.
The Scandinavian Coffee Pod is definitely for coffee connoisseurs, serving filter coffee, V60 and high quality espresso. The House bean is currently by Assembly Coffee.
6-7 Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 1SD
MIMMO Studios is a store, espresso bar, gallery and event space in the Montpellier area of Cheltenham. A space that does it all - founders Katie & Lil treat every visitor as a guest. The coffee is thoughtfully made using Somerset based, female founded roastery Girls Who Grind, as well as UK made oat milk from (un)ordinary oats.
The founders are all about helping customers make more sustainable choices, so will only offer takeaway to customers who bring along their own cup. Otherwise they encourage visitors to slow down and pause for a moment to sip their coffee.
255 Gloucester Rd, Cheltenham GL51 8NW
In our opinion, one of Cheltenham's best kept secrets. We love the ritual of visiting Arc before a train journey, as the coffee shop and deli is conveniently located next to Cheltenham Spa Station.
The ever changing selection of pastries and baked goods is worth sampling, and the offering is always Gluten Free and Vegan friendly.
Bramery Business Park, The Bramery Business Park, Alstone Lane, Cheltenham GL51 8HE
Botanica Coffee Kitchen boasts a delicious menu of Breakfast and Lunch food, and is the perfect spot for a brunch surrounded by plants. The food is delicious and the atmosphere even better.
Courtyard studios, Bath Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 2AL
A hidden gem at the top of town, Cocolina is a happy discovery. Although often dictated by the weather, (check Instagram for opening hours) it's a relaxing spot just off the busy high street. On sunny days, it's worth visiting for the 'secret garden' tucked away behind the cart.