THIS week is UK Coffee Week, and what better way to celebrate than with more coffee?
Basingstoke is full of spectacular coffees, whether you prefer to serve it hot or cold, with a cake or a cinnamon bun, Basingstoke has a coffee to suit all tastes.
Below are five of Basingstoke’s top rated cafes:
Ro’s CafÃ© on the go
Highly recommended on social media, Ro’s Cafe is a mobile barista serving Rosario’s award-winning coffee in Basingstoke. Ro started his business in August 2020 to bring coffee to people who couldn’t leave their homes during the pandemic. Ro’s mission is simple: to deliver high-quality, creative coffee and hot chocolate that combines pleasure and flavor.
Prices range from Â£ 2.80 for cappuccino and lattes and Â£ 3.30 for iced lattes and specialty hot chocolates.
One reviewer wrote: “We had our first experience at Ro Cafe and wow !!! amazing !!! such lovely cafe, great customer service and fab price. Can’t wait until next time”
Another wrote:. Your excellent customer service made this such an easy treat to organize. Our friends said the drinks and cakes were delicious too. Excellent service and I will definitely book again – a treat for me next time. ”
The street bakery
Based in Old Basing, The Street Bakeshop comes highly recommended for its artisanal coffees and wide selection of sourdough breads, pastries and cakes. They’re also popular for their 10-hour hot-smoked beef brisket, pork belly, and toast, all of which are served fresh from the counter.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, The Street Bakeshop continues to impress its customers, with one review writing:
“Amazing coffee, bread, bits of bacon and cakes … and a lovely breakfast spot on a sunny morning.”
Another wrote: “Amazing toast, with sourdough. The coffee was good and sweet and not bitter! Friendly and friendly staff too.”
Located in central Basingstoke, Willows is an independent, dog-friendly specialty cafe that serves highly recommended coffee, tea, sourdough, pastries and cakes.
The cafe opened in 2020 and made sure to stick to their one goal: to provide an enjoyable, relaxed and comfortable coffee experience for the people of Basingstoke.
Willow’s also includes a choice of vegan, low-gluten, and vegetarian options.
The willows are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
One reviewer said:
“Absolutely lovely welcoming staff, wonderful coffee, cakes and smoothies and a lovely atmosphere! We will be back with the pupsters very soon. Thank you.”
Another wrote: “Lovely cafe with a great atmosphere, the coffee lemon cake was really nice! Willows Coffee House is by far the best cafe in Basingstoke!
Catering to its dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan customers, Teagether has always put the needs of its customers first. Based in Lychpit Center, they also make everything fresh and from scratch, with their bread sourced from a local artisan baker. Teagether also takes pride in making great coffee, being quoted as saying, “People come back time and time again, just for our coffee.”
One reviewer wrote: “Third visit to Teagether today (keep bringing new people with me). Love this place, the coffee is great, the food and cakes are delicious, the staff are wonderful.”
Another wrote: “Delicious! Delicious king eggs and eggs benedict (with a side of black pudding). And a delicious chai latte”.
Beginning their journey with the aim of sharing warm conversations, unparalleled coffee and honest cuisine, CafÃ© Pueblo, which means “small town” or “village” in Latin, offers an extensive menu of cafes, serving everything from a Cortado (espresso with a short drizzle of textured milk), Con Leche (a Spanish latte – espresso and lots of milk), Suizo (espresso with whipped cream) and a Con Helado (espresso with ice cream).
Based in High Street, Overton, CafÃ© Pueblo also takes pride in the food it serves, with sausage, bacon or omelets, roast wraps and guac toast.
One reviewer wrote:
“Delicious food and service … highly recommend having coffee and amazing food and cakes”
“Great cafe Lannah, the coffee and food are fabulous and the service excellent … we are lucky to have you in the village x”