Best Cafes in the Cotswolds
If we’ve learned anything over this past year, it’s that we love a walk with a takeaway coffee!
Head to one of our top 10 Cotswold cafe’s and if you’re feeling indulgent throw in a naughty piece of homemade cake.
Lynwood & Co
Multiple locations including Lechlade, Burford, Fairford and Carterton.
Bringing the family-oriented coffee culture of Sydney to the Cotswolds, Lynwood & Co offers award-winning, delicious coffee. Their locally-sourced, seasonal menu of homemade food is also perfect for a lazy weekend brunch. Alternatively, you can buy organic eggs and one of their amazing sourdough loaves for a breakfast of champions in the comfort of your Cotswold holiday home.
We love nothing more than relaxing in the Broadway Deli’s charming garden with a lovely coffee and a homemade croissant. Of course, you’ll want to have a mooch around the Aladdin’s cave of a deli and discover all of the local produce available, whilst you’re there… you cannot leave without picking up a jar of their famous homemade marmalade.
Blockley Village Cafe
If you want to be spoiled for choice for breakfast in the Cotswolds, then grab a table outside the Blockley Village Cafe and watch the world go by. From smashed avocado on sourdough toast, to French patisserie, to a Full English, there’s something for everyone. They also do an incredible hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows! You can even pop back for a cocktail in the evening.
On the banks of the River Windrush, this small, family run Artisan bakery is in a top spot with a lovely outside seating area. Bakery-on-the-water is famous for its super sticky cinnamon buns and the sausage rolls are to die for! Spend some time exploring beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water followed by a delicious treat…. we especially love the frangipane tart.
The Tea Set
Chipping Norton and Broadway
A bacon sarnie and coffee on the move? Yes please! The Tea Set was voted Best tearoom in The Cotswolds and great for delicious takeaway cake, coffee and sandwiches. If you fancy a tea party, why not order one of their afternoon teas to enjoy in your Cotswold holiday cottage. We recommend the super indulgent, and definitely worth it, Luxury Cotswold Afternoon Tea.
Daylesford Farm Shop
It’s impossible to talk about great coffee without mentioning Daylesford which is an unmissable experience, especially if you’re a real coffee buff. Explore all the delights that Daylesford has to offer with a perfect flat white in-hand. You can sit outside or get a takeaway from their Trough Café and their organic eggs are like none you’ve ever tasted before! When we’re on holiday, we love breakfast in bed so why not pick up the finest fresh local produce so you can make your own feast from the comfort of your cottage.
Coach House Coffee
Coach House Coffee offers an award-winning blend of coffee from RAVE coffee, hand-roasted locally in Cirencester. With such a wide selection of milk options, there’s something for everyone as you can choose anything from full-fat dairy milk to hazelnut or almond milk. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly coffee, Coach House Coffee is the place to be as all of their takeaway packaging is 100% compostable. We recommend visiting on a Saturday as they have a pop-up bakery with Cheltenham’s Baker and Graze, where you can get their wonderful 38-hour fermented sourdough loaves, doughnuts and pastries.
Jolly Nice Farm Shop and Kitchen
The Jolly Nice Drive Through is just that, jolly nice! Kickstart your day with some great coffee and a selection of fabulous takeaway treats… their cinnamon swirls are so huge they’re big enough for two! We’re also big fans of their smoothie menu, the banana, peanut butter and cinnamon smoothie is divine!
Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Witney
There’s nothing better than a Cotswolds Cream Tea and Huffkins is the best place for it. Cheap and cheerful with a lovely welcome, this Cotswolds family run bakery has been baking and providing the local area with the finest tea and legendary fresh cream cakes for over 130 years! There’s a small seated area outside or you can easily takeaway.
Brew and Bake
Venture further afield for a day out in Cheltenham and take a break from shopping till you drop with a coffee and the best ever Biscoff Blondie from Brew and Bake. Brew and Bake is a great little café for a takeaway, a hidden gem that’s loved by the locals. If you’re trying to be good (come on, you’re on holiday!) you could try one of their amazing fruit smoothies.