Worcester’s community of quality, independent coffee shops and artisan roasters is ever growing, but what makes the best coffee? These must visit independent coffee shops in Worcester are carefully selecting their beans directly from coffee farmers, opting for ethically sourced organic or Fairtrade, keeping it local, or in some cases they are roasting their own in a quest to create that perfect blend.
As well as supplying Worcester coffee lovers with their daily fix, these independent coffee shops in Worcester (mentioned in no particular order) are also some of the best places to stop for a bite to eat, or even a cup of tea. You simply must work your way through the list and visit them all!
Coffee Dough is an independently owned coffee shop in the glass pavilion on Chapel Walk, within Crowngate Shopping Centre.
This petite, yet perfectly formed cafe bar serves the very best in drinks and food, in a style-led environment that allows the customer to sit back, relax and watch Worcester wander by.
Coffee: Their own blend called ‘Blend No.5’
The Sweet Greeks
Established in November 2022, The Sweet Greeks cafe on Mealcheapen Street in Worcester serves organic coffees, traditional pastries, breakfast, lunch and homemade cakes.
Many of The Sweet Greek’s own recipes date back to Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle East and Assyria. Join The Sweet Greeks in a culinary journey of the senses, through flavours and aromas of spices and sweetness. An experience where creativity and deliciousness coincide.
Coffee: Bristot Organic Italian coffee
Papa’s Caffe is an independent café with a passion for creating an unforgettable experience for you, your family and friends. Papa’s is a welcoming café, open to anybody who loves a good coffee and food, wants to enjoy a great atmosphere, spend time alone or perhaps meet new people.
The Papa’s team love to make coffee for the city that loves to drink it!
Coffee: Own blend of Arabica beans from Central America, Brazil & Ethiopia and Robusta beans from India.
Method Coffee Roasters
Method Coffee Roasters do exactly what it says on the tin, they roast their own coffee. Based in Herefordshire they roast and supply speciality grade coffee from around the world. All of their coffee is hand-roasted to order in small batches, and they use the best 100% high-grown Arabica beans. In 2018 Method Coffee Roasters opened came to Worcester, opening their micro roastery under the arches, serving their freshly roasted coffee and light snacks.
Coffee: their own!
Hangar Cafe is an independent coffee shop located inside Reindeer Court in Worcester city centre. Enjoy a selection of homemade light breakfasts, made to order sandwiches, homemade cakes, and freshly made drinks.
The food menu has a strong Mediterranean influence, featuring dishes such as lamb koftas, Hangar’s shared dip platter, houmous & tortilla pitta and Italian meatballs to name a few. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets are all catered for too.
Coffee: Fairtrade organic coffee
Fred’s of Worcester
Coffee: Single origin, fair trade, organic coffee from Peru. Sourced from Coffee Masters.
Jnctn is located in Worcester city centre, right next to Foregate Street station. Open 7 days a week with the perfect mix of great coffee, drinks and delicious food.
Indulge in their selection of homemade sandwiches, salads, quiches, pastries and cakes or select from their cook to order menu – all freshly made just for you.
Coffee: The coffee is from local archway roastery legends Method. Fully traceable single-origin coffees, Method works with specialist farms and co-operatives in the most sustainable and socially responsible way possible.
“Cafe Afloat where we serve delicious food and proper coffee that will really float your boat!”. Even on the coldest of days you can always expect a warm welcome from Cafe Afloat. This floating coffee shop, a converted canal boat moored on Worcester’s Diglis Basin is the perfect place to stop by for ‘boatmade’ snacks, hot food, cake and of course, coffee. There are tables by the quayside to enjoy your food & drinks, or grab a takeaway on your way through.
GoodRoots was started with the intention of showcasing local produce in their tasty dishes. With their own custom blend of coffee GoodRoots hope to truly embed themselves in the community of caffeine addicts, neighbours and foodies.
Coffee – Wellbeing Coffee, based in Worcester
Opened in 2005, Caffe Bolero on St Nicholas Street serves freshly baked cakes and pastries and Italian coffee selected for taste, body and aroma. Call in for breakfast, lunch or to pick up a take away coffee. Food includes sandwiches, paninis, breakfast classics, pasta dishes and there is also a children’s menu. It’s easy to see why this is one of Worcester’s busiest cafes!
Coffee: A Segafredo blend from Segafredo Zanetti, the leading Espresso producer in Italy and throughout the world.
Crumpets & Coffee Lounge
The Crumpets & Coffee Lounge is an independent coffee house in central Worcester established by a coffee enthusiast in November 2017. The owner is passionate about coffee and serves premium coffee as it should be, focusing on flavour and quality. Drop in for a coffee and a crumpet!
Francini Café De Colombia
For a taste of Colombian culture in Worcester visit Francini’s in Angel Place. Fantastic coffee and snacks are on sale and you can also purchase ground filter coffees and packaged beans. In addition to the Worcester venue, Francini Cafe De Colombia also caters for exhibitions and events with a static stand and mobile unit to suit the setting. Coffee lovers must try Francini’s!
Coffee: Francini’s own unique Colombian blend, sourced directly from Colomoft drinks are on offer including coffees, teas, juices and you can bring your own alcoholic drinks.
These vintage tea rooms on Friar Street were established by a professional baker, and they serve breakfasts, lunches and of course, afternoon teas. Homemade cakes are on offer at G&Tea, and the light bites/lunches include sandwiches, Ploughmans, soups and pancakes. There are 14 types of loose tea on offer, quality coffees, and for something stronger have a glass of Prosecco or the Gin Teapot Cocktails!
Coffee: Hunters Coffee, based in Worcestershire
Article last updated September 2023