Worcester’s community of quality, independent coffee shops and artisan roasters is ever growing, but what makes the best coffee? These 16 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!
Mac & Jac’s
Mac & Jac’s café / deli on Friar Street serves from breakfasts and lunches using high quality ingredients. Homemade artisan products are for sale in the deli including cakes, pastries, sweet and savoury tarts, chocolates and tapenades. The café is fully licensed and serves great tea and coffee, plus there’s a take-out menu for those who are short of time, offering a great selection of sandwiches and flatbreads.
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Coffee: James Gourmet Coffee
Based at the redeveloped Royal Porcelain Works, Nest is an independent café brought to us by the team behind the Handmade Scotch Egg Company. In addition to quality coffee and teas there is also a grocery shop, with seasonal dishes served including artisan cheeses, breads, cured meats and fish. These are prepared fresh and wines, beers and spirits are also for sale with daily newspapers and magazines to add to the relaxed feel of Nest.
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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.
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Coffee: Fairtrade organic coffee
For coffee lovers a trip to Wayland’s Yard is a must. Opened in 2016, this café has become very popular thanks to its excellent breakfast, brunch and lunch menus.The Warrior Breakfast is enough for the most hungry visitor whilst a range of cereals, modern twists on brunch egg classics, pancakes and hot dogs plus many more choices complete the menu. There is also a Coffee School for people looking to learn – details are on the website. Wayland’s Yard is on Foregate Street near the railway station – ideal for commuters and visitors to the city.
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Coffee: Method Coffee Roastery
Foley’s Café is based at Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s Blackfinch New Road ground and boasts beautiful views of both the cricket ground and Worcester Cathedral. Join them for a locally sourced breakfast which is available all day, as well as sandwiches, paninis, burgers and much more, including some daily specials. They also offer homemade cakes and barista coffees. A children’s menu is available too.
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Coffee – Wellbeing Coffee, based in Worcester
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Coffee: Sourced locally from Coffee Masters based at Top Barn Farm. It’s their exclusive master blend.
House of Coffee
House of Coffee is a fully licensed independent cafe situated on the corner of Cathedral Square in Worcester City Centre.
Open 7 days a week, offering a wide range of hot and cold drinks, fresh homemade food and sweet treats, with breakfasts and brunch a speciality. The shop has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of seating inside and out. Pet friendly, with treats and water for your canine companion on request.
Show The Foodie Card and enjoy 25% off breakfast menu Tues-Fri (before 11 am) / 15% off the bill every day (excludes alcohol)
Coffee: Coffee Masters exclusive master blend. A medium dark roast blend of high-grown Arabica beans from Honduras, Costa Rica & Brazil.
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!
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Coffee: A Segafredo blend from Segafredo Zanetti, the leading Espresso producer in Italy and throughout the world.
Black & Whit3
This coffee shop based on Foregate Street was set up by the owners who took inspiration from their travels and the street food they experienced. The team at Black & Whit3 are passionate and serve high quality café food and great coffee.
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Coffee: Black & White
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!
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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 Colombian coffee farmers.
Be the Change Foods
Located in Corn Market, Be the Change Foods is a vegan lounge serving plant based food and drink at affordable prices. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or just pop in for a coffee and cake. The tasty vegan food includes sharing trays, nachos, wedges, and other classics prepared with vegan ingredients, including a choice of burgers, sides and desserts. Soft drinks are on offer including coffees, teas, juices and you can bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Show The Foodie Card and enjoy a free dessert when purchasing an evening meal – booking is strongly recommended (including the famous cookie shakes – usually £7).
Coffee: Epos Coffee, a blend of Arabica and robusta coffee beans
Steam Coffee Shop
Steam Coffee Shop on Corn Market serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Expect to find traditional English breakfast, waffles, egg dishes, vegan plates and Steam Coffee Shop’s famous hangover breakfast! Ideal to call in for a coffee or soft drink and delicious bite to eat!
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Coffee: Quarter House Coffee
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!
Show The Foodie Card and enjoy 15% off any breakfast item (available until midday Tues-Fri) / 10% off Afternoon Tea (for one person or two people) Tues-Fri.
Coffee: Hunters Coffee, based in Worcestershire