4 amazing indie coffee shops in Nottingham we'd pick over a chain any day

Nottingham is home to some amazing coffee spots! Including the epic Wired-on-Wheels. Nottingham is home to some amazing coffee spots! Including the epic Wired-on-Wheels.
Nottingham is home to some amazing coffee spots! Including the epic Wired-on-Wheels. | Wired on wheels / Instagram
Swap out your Starbucks order and choose a local independent coffee shop instead!

Nottingham is home to a thriving independent coffee scene. From aromatic brews to delectable cakes and hearty brunch options, the city offers a diverse array of options for coffee enthusiasts.

We've explored the best independent coffee shops in Nottingham that cater to various preferences, including those seeking a tasty sweet treat, dog-friendly atmospheres, and places suitable for mums and their little ones.

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So next time you've got a hankering for a delicious frothy coffee, switch out your usual Starbucks order and opt for one of our amazing independents instead! Read more: The family-run Nottingham business that serves the city's 'best hot chocolate'

200 Degrees Coffee Roasters: For Coffee Connoisseurs

Located in the heart of Nottingham, 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters is a haven for coffee lovers. This independent coffee shop takes pride in its high-quality, ethically sourced beans.

Besides exceptional coffee, patrons can enjoy a range of delicious cakes, making it a perfect spot for a sweet treat. The ambient atmosphere and ample seating make it an excellent choice for catching up with friends or spending some quality time with a good book.

Where? Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Make sure to order: a flat white

The Pudding Pantry: If you like sweet treats

For those with a penchant for desserts, The Pudding Pantry is a must-visit. This independent café is renowned for its heavenly cakes, pastries, and, of course, puddings.

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The menu features an array of sweet delights that pair perfectly with their expertly brewed coffee. It's an ideal spot for a leisurely afternoon tea or a delightful brunch experience.

Where? The Pudding Pantry has three locations in the area Nottingham, Beeston, and Sherwood.

Make sure to order: Pancakes, seriously get the pancakes.

Café Sobar: A Family-Friendly Haven

For families looking for a coffee shop that caters to both adults and kids, Sobar is a fantastic choice. This independent café prides itself on being family-friendly, offering a diverse menu that includes options for children.

With a welcoming atmosphere and spacious seating, Sobar is a great spot for mums to enjoy a coffee while keeping an eye on their little ones.

Where? Friar Lane, Nottingham

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Make sure to order: A milkshake and a chocolate babyccino for your little one!

Wired-on-wheels: Dog-friendly and delicious

For dog owners, finding a coffee shop that welcomes their four-legged companions is a priority. Wired-on-Wheels is a dog-friendly independent coffee 'shop' that not only serves excellent coffee but also provides a warm welcome to canine companions.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your furry friend by your side at this delightful spot.

Where? Formerly an award-winning static café, Wired made its business mobile after being struck by Covid. Now based in Colwick Park and Highfields Park.

Make sure to order: A hot chocolate and a puppuccino for your pet. *Be sure to tell us about your favourite indie coffee shop so we can include it in our next guide and give it a try!

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