Harrogate, also known as the best place to live in the U.K., as well as the third most romantic destination in the world, is bustling with cute, quiet coffee shops. Whether you’re a local or tourist, when visiting the charming city, you’re most likely going to visit one of their popular coffee shops, because who doesn’t love coffee? What I love most about coffee shops is the free WIFI that’s offered. I take advantage of the WIFI to respond to work emails and play fun games at Pokerstars Casino and read Short Stories. Whether you’re wanting to have a little leisure time, enjoy a nice cup of coffee, or meet up with friends, there’s a coffee shop in Harrogate to do so. Here are the best ones.
The Wild Plum Coffee Shop
The Wild Plum, located inside Snooty Frox in Harrogate, offers brunch, lunch, and everything in between. The coffee shop is rated the number one cafe in Harrogate, according to Trip Advisor, and is loved by locals for their wide variety of delicious foods. They serve up savory sweets and cakes, sandwiches, salads, and even offer daily specials. This coffee shop is a must visit for anyone looking wanting a hot cup of coffee, afternoon tea, or birthday treat. When visiting, you even get to do some shopping for designer clothes and gifts downstairs.
Bean and Bud
Bean and Bud, Harrogate’s original award winning coffee shop and tea house, is very popular among locals and tourists, alike. Bean and Bud serves up some of the best single-origin coffee from only the best roasters in all of the U.K. At Bean and Bud, you can enjoy all day breakfast, delightful sweet treats, and of course, specialty coffee, teas, and hot chocolate. This coffee shop makes their sandwiches fresh every morning using freshly baked bread that’s baked in house. Their baristas take extra care and attention over every single cup of coffee poured. Customers love the friendly vibe of this independent coffee shop.
LMDC is a cozy little espresso bar tucked away on a side street in Harrogate. Known as Harrogate’s natural home for distinguished coffee, this espresso bar is very welcoming and inviting. They serve a wide variety of food and snacks for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. There’s indoor and outdoor seating which is really nice for people watching. The atmosphere is very charming and the decor is very warm, full of wooden furniture and even a wooden-beam ceiling. LMDC is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, afternoon brunch with friends, or just a cozy place to settle in and surf the web.
Starling is an independent Harrogate beer and coffee house with a relaxed feel. Coffee and tea lovers both frequent here, as Starling offers a wide selection of loose leaf teas. When you visit this place for the coffee, you have no other choice but to stay for the food. They serve up breakfast and brunch, with their menu featuring everything from avocado toast to homemade pizza. They specialize in amazing craft beer and delectable specialist coffee. Their food is made with only the highest quality of ingredients. Their menu is simple and all food is homemade with food locally sourced. When you visit this coffee house in the morning for your caffeine fix, you could easily end up staying until bedtime.
Number 35 is a small, independent coffee shop that specializes in coffee, teas, and a wide range of freshly baked snacks and pastries. They’re passionate about the coffee they serve, using beans sourced from North Star Coffee Roasters. Everyday they serve up fresh baked bread, bagels, brownies, and they even have a counter full of cakes to choose from. Their most talked about offering is their coffee that’s served in an ice cream cone. Many customers come in just to Instagram this creation. The establishment is super small and cleanly decorated, seating only about 20 people inside. It’s the perfect spot to cozy up and do some reading or enjoy a cappuccino with a friend. The staff is super friendly and enthusiastic, which makes visiting a joy.
Baltzersen’s is a Scandinavian cafe located right in the heart of Harrogate. This cafe offers you only the best Yorkshire sourced ingredients in every dish. Baltzersen has a laid back, cool atmosphere and focuses on family, food, and health. This cafe serves up delicious baked goodies and they’re famous for their cinnamon buns. The cafe partnered with North Star Coffee to create their own roast called Baltz Blend, which they use for all their espresso based drinks and wide array of teas. Their menu features waffles, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. They cater to vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten and dairy intolerances. No matter who you are or what kind of diet you’re on, there’s something for you at Baltzersen’s.