Top seven coffee shops in Nottingham: the best places for a coffee in the city according to Tripadvisor

If you need coffee to survive your day then look no further as we look into the top seven coffee shops in Nottingham according to Tripadvisor
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For some coffee is the only way to get through the day, with many starting their early mornings with a ‘cup of joe’.

Coffee shops are the perfect place to catch up with friends, or to take some time for yourself to read a book and enjoy a slice of cake.

Nottingham is filled with great coffee shops which are the perfect place to take some time out of your busy day for a hot drink.

Here’s a look at the highest-rated coffee shops in the city from top to seventh place:

Caffe Velo Verde

Home Farm Car Colston Road Screveton, Nottingham NG13 8JL

Caffe Velo Verde shares the owners mutual passion for cycling and food, which makes it a great location for cyclists to meet.

The coffee shop has an emphasis on a friendly social atmosphere with a large breakfast bar and a sharing table.

A Tripadvisor reviewer said: “Stopped here after searching for local cafes and we were absolutely blown away. Outstanding coffee and cakes - we will return to try the hot meals too.”

Another wrote: “Always enjoy a visit to Cafe Velo Verde, perfect for mid-ride snack and they even provide bike locks. Easy to order and the gluten free food is amazing!”

For more information about Caffe Velo Verde, you can visit their website.

Cup of cappuccino coffee on wooden table (Adobe)Cup of cappuccino coffee on wooden table (Adobe)
Cup of cappuccino coffee on wooden table (Adobe)

Cartwheel Cafe & Roastery

16 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

Cartwheel Cafe & Roastery began their coffee roasting journey in 2016 and now have a dedicated roastery in Sneinton.

The coffee shop offers a seasonal brunch and lunch menu which is available seven days a week and also caters to vegan and gluten free diets.

One reviewer wrote: “One of my favourite places to go for coffee (and food) in Nottingham. Lovely relaxed environment with great staff. The food is always delicious and the coffee is perfectly brewed. Plenty of veg and vegan options if that’s what you’re looking for too.”

Another said: “Took my son for breakfast and it was AMAZING!!! The most delicious and beautifully presented breakfast I’ve ever had, we had a full English and a chorizo hash and both were excellent. Lovely friendly staff, great coffee, great atmosphere, I don’t think there can possibly be anywhere better for breakfast in Nottingham.”

More information on Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery can be found on the coffee shops website.

200 Degrees Coffee Shop

16 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN

200 Degrees Coffee Shop is based in the old Flying Horse Inn and has attempted to “respectfully” renovate whilst keeping original features from the property.

With coffee beans roasted locally and fresh food made on site each morning, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into during the course of the day.

One Tripadvisor user shared: “Got here at the (almost) end of a self walking tour, following the recommendation from the guide who published the tour. One of the best coffees I had in the last days all set in a beautiful 17th century coaching inn. Just perfect, in terms of everything. Come and try it out yourself!”

Another user wrote: “Gorgeous coffee and a wonderful hot chocolate. My boyfriend said it’s the best hot chocolate he’s ever had. This will become our regular coffee shop stop during our morning walk!”

Information for 200 Degrees Coffee Shop can be found on their website. 

The Specialty

50 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ

The Specialty is run by Lucy and Michelangelo, who are a couple from Italy with a passion for coffee and initially set up a coffee consultancy business in London before moving to Nottingham.

It has won several awards including Nottingham’s Best Independent Business in 2017 and the best Nottinghamshire cafe in 2021.

One reviewer said: “Went here recently on a business trip! Ideal place for having a bit of food and getting some work done! Loved the hand brewed coffee, really interesting natural flavours! The pancetta and egg bap is to die for! Shouts to Michelangelo for being a fantastic and friendly host at all times. Will be back again for sure!”

With another adding: “The staff, ambience and overall experience are brilliant. I always try the latest brew and the staff are always happy to explain the true origin and characteristics.”

More about The Specialty can be found on their website. 

Biscuit and Brew Tea House

12 Hounds Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AB

Biscuit and Brew Tea House is family owned and serves specialty teas and drinks as well as breakfast, lunch and cakes.

This tea house is run by Darren and Dee who blend their own loose leaf teas which they also sell online.

One Tripadvisor reviewer shared: “visited here today for the first time with a friend. The place itself is beautiful, the service was great, the staff were super friendly and the cake was yummy! sophie was lovely and very helpful”

Another said: “Absolutely lovely little tea house in the heart of the city. Coffee and tea was gorgeous and the food was simply irresistible! Highly recommend the cream tea and Monte Cristo. Lovely service too - I love this place! We will definitely be back.”

For more information on Biscuit and Brew Tea visit their website.

Woodberry Teahouse Café & Shop

38 Main Street Farnsfield, Nottingham NG22 8EA

Woodberry Teahouse Café serves a wide range of breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, as well as having plenty of sweet treats and cakes for any sweet tooth.

They also offer cakes to order and outside catering to private events and even have a home and gift shop to visit during your trip.

One reviewer wrote: “Just had the most delightful Afternoon Tea - tasty sandwiches, delicious cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee- an absolute treat - highly recommend”

With another sharing: “Just had the most delightful Afternoon Tea - tasty sandwiches, delicious cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee- an absolute treat - highly recommend”

Visit Woodberry Teahouse and Cafe website for more information.

Elena’s Patisserie and Coffee Lounge

20 Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JQ

Elana’s Patisserie and Coffee Lounge serves a range of GreekCypriot delicacies alongside refreshing beverages.

The coffee shop also caters to vegetarian and vegan diets.

One Tripadvisor reviewer wrote: Love this cafe. Faultless. Lovely coffee and beautiful breakfast. Halloumi and the little Greek sausages were delicious!!! We took home some Greek goodies home and had these later - the best baklava I have tasted in the UK! Such friendly service and lovely people. Perfect breakfast stop off. Will definitely be going back when in the city!”

With another sharing: “The two desserts I tried were amazingly good. I never tested anything so good, neither in London, where I live, nor in Greece, where I go often for holidays. Mrs Elena made me feel as I was a member of her family. For one hour I believed I was back in my village in Italy. She is a perfect host, a wise woman and an amazing memory of Nottingham which I will pack in my luggage, together with my photos, ready to come back to London with me in few hours. Thank you Elena and family!”

More information on Elana’s Patisserie and Coffee Lounge can be found on their website.