1. The Roastery Coffee Shop
The Roastery Coffee Shop is located in Quedgeley on the outskirts of Gloucester, and marks the first bricks and mortar outpost for The Roastery, producers of award-winning small batch coffee.
The venture is run by Lee Wozencroft and former Gloucester Rugby player Ryan Lamb, who have created a welcoming space to sample unique blends and single origins that you might not come across in other coffee shops. You can also enjoy tasty homemade cakes along with your morning latte or afternoon cappuccino.
2. The Scandinavian Coffee Pod
The Scandinavian Coffee Pod has attracted a cult following since it opened its doors in Cheltenham and it certainly packs a punch with its freshly roasted seasonal beans which change on a weekly basis. The artisan coffee bar, located in an über stylish setting at Festival House near Royal Well Bus Station, celebrates Nordic coffee culture and also serves up a mean cinnamon bun.
3. Rave Coffee
Whether you want to sample before you buy or just sip on a top-notch coffee, head to Rave Coffee in Cirencester. The small but thriving café, attached to the specialist roaster’s HQ on the outskirts of the Cotswold town, offers the chance to try the award-winning speciality coffee before stocking up to enjoy at home.
4. New England Coffee House
Expect a sensory overload when you enter the Stow-on-the-Wold institution which roasts its coffee beans on-site to ensure they are consumed at their optimum freshness. The espresso is blended from two or three different types of beans and offers a smooth caffeine hit whatever your drink of choice might be.
5. Hobbs House Bakery
The Nailsworth offering from Hobbs House Bakery has recently had a stylish refurb and welcomes customers with its laidback setting that’s perfect for enjoying a coffee from the team of trained baristas. Hobbs also has bakery shops in Cirencester, Tetbury and Chipping Sodbury, with all equally passionate about serving great coffee alongside a mouth-watering selection of cakes and award-winning bread.