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Jika Jika

#178 of 439 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SX, England
01225 469253
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating
Description: Jika Jika is the brainchild of Bath, England and British Lions rugby...
Jika Jika is the brainchild of Bath, England and British Lions rugby legends – Matt Stevens and Lee Mears. Together they have created this business out of a love for coffee and an acknowledgement of the need for a truly amazing cup in the city of Bath.Open 7 days per week, we are driven by a fundamental passion for great coffee served up by our professional baristas. In the 4 years since opening we have also developed a fantastic food menu created from the best local produce. All of our pastries, cakes and breads are made from scratch, daily in store. We also have an amazing array of loose-leaf teas and a sophisticated Cocktail Menu and Wine List.We hope that Jika Jika will feel like your home away from home and that you enjoy some of the fabulous produce we have on offer for you.We love to hold private events at Jika Jika, whether it’s a Birthday Party, Wedding Reception or Anniversary we can create the perfect event for you. With use of either the glass topped atrium or the whole venue we can tailor any event to your specific needs. Our Head Chef will design the ideal menu, whether that is a sit down dinner, buffet or range of delicious canapés.
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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast and service!

Arrived into bath by train and walked straight to this little cafe. The breakfast bagel was to die for especially the tomato jam that accompanied it. The waiter who seemed to be working alone was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
travelbugire
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Kildare, Ireland
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have used Jika Jika in the town mumerous times, so fancying a coffee at the Rec prior to rugby Friday night, purhased two americano coffee's, well I say coffee, we were served a warm brown liquid which did not taste remotely of coffee! At £5 felt we had been ripped off, if you are going to serve coffee make sure... More 

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Thank chefdave
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always has been and continues to be the best coffee served in Bath. So sad the big cafe has closed but delighted Jika Jika is still being served in the city. Such a cool chilled out vibe for people who want no fuss. Great music and awesome people!

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Thank Courtenay G
Brisbane
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of of a shame. Had the right look about it but our macchiato was bitter = burnt. It would be great if baristas tasted their own coffees without sugar. Somehow the Italians do it brilliantly just about every time. Don't burn the coffee, please

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Thank mudda33
Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was highly regarded. But I have never encountered service such as I got one Sunday morning. 3 of us sat outside for about 10 minutes, it was completely empty inside. The waitress came out with some food for a neighbouring table, but made no contact with us. Now bearing in mind that we had just cleared the table... More 

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Thank Mikeaevans
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

First heard of Jika Jika in the book 'where chefs eat'. I've now been a few times. Every time the coffee has been spot on (I think of myself as pretty picky when it comes to coffee) and there's always been space to sit, despite being such a small shop. The last couple of visits I went on my own... More 

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Thank Will M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I would class myself as a coffee snob and tend to steer clear of instant coffee and chains that I do not believe offer good tasting coffee. The coffee here is first rate and on my next trip to Bath will visit here instead of my normal favourite Nero. Bravo!

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Thank Amacca33
Bath
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Got myself a coffee before heading to London which I often do. Such a shame that it's undermined by the guy serving the nice coffee and food who sat outside in the nice chairs provided by the cafe, with a roll up and blew out his smoke over the customers in this mornings breeze. Matt and Lee you should probably... More 

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Thank michael a
Kildare, Ireland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Arrived into bath by train and walked straight to this little cafe. The breakfast bagel was to die for especially the tomato jam that accompanied it. The waiter who seemed to be working alone was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely go again!

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Thank travelbugire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The flat white was disgusting, I mentioned in other reviews that the fella serving was okay, in hindsight he wasn't now I think about it. Avoid like bubonic ebola.

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Thank Gavin J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great quality cafe with delicious food and cakes and fantastic coffee. It is a really unique, independent cafe with a laid back atmosphere. The only thing is, several times that I have been here, a homophobic group, Bath Youth for Christ have been meeting here which really put me and others off going. Aside from that, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 469253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British, Vegetarian

Description

Jika Jika is the brainchild of Bath, England and British Lions rugby legends – Matt Stevens and Lee Mears. Together they have created this business out of a love for coffee and an acknowledgement of the need for a truly amazing cup in the city of Bath.Open 7 days per week, we are driven by a fundamental passion for great coffee served up by our professional baristas. In the 4 years since opening we have also developed a fantastic food menu created from the best local produce. All of our pastries, cakes and breads are made from scratch, daily in store. We also have an amazing array of loose-leaf teas and a sophisticated Cocktail Menu and Wine List.We hope that Jika Jika will feel like your home away from home and that you enjoy some of the fabulous produce we have on offer for you.We love to hold private events at Jika Jika, whether it’s a Birthday Party, Wedding Reception or Anniversary we can create the perfect event for you. With use of either the glass topped atrium or the whole venue we can tailor any event to your specific needs. Our Head Chef will design the ideal menu, whether that is a sit down dinner, buffet or range of delicious canapés.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?