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Society Cafe

#63 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
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4 & 5 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 442433
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7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast
Description: Society Cafe is a speciality Coffee House in the center of Bath. We...
Society Cafe is a speciality Coffee House in the center of Bath. We always have our house blend espresso which changes seasonally as well as a Single Estate Espresso that changes every couple of weeks.We use the aeropress for filter.We also specialise in high quality teas and hot chocolates.WIFI is fast and free with plenty of places to plug in laptops or charge phones. Large and varied areas of seating both upstairs and downstairs from bar seating to large tables as well as a large area of outside seating on the square.Free Daily newspapers.Large selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries freshly made everyday.
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Parisian feel in Bath

If you are looking for a perfect cup of coffee at a central location in Bath, go to this place. It is the best coffee I have had so far in the UK (better than the famous American chain). Had a nice pain au chocolat with it. A bit of a Parisian feel mixed with Bath's lovely buildings on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a perfect cup of coffee at a central location in Bath, go to this place. It is the best coffee I have had so far in the UK (better than the famous American chain). Had a nice pain au chocolat with it. A bit of a Parisian feel mixed with Bath's lovely buildings on a... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The coffee is brilliant, every time and my partner would walk over hot coals for the scrum pie apple cake. Small and sweet, a perfect stop over to refuel and watch the people going by.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very relaxed vibe in this super hip coffee shop. Great coffee too ! I love the seating areas and communal table area. Great place for an informal business meeting.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all, have a read of the 1 and 2 star reviews to have a laugh at how gauche and stuck up Brits can be. Really, people complaining that they can't get a table because other customers have them in a place with finite spaces. Perhaps people should complain about poor weather when they go to the zoo. Wait,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The most stylish cafe i've been to and everyone is very kind and friendly! Often ask about their coffees and the staff are always really knowledgable about their product, clearly very passionate about their coffee. and their white hot chocolate is the best hot chocolate ever. hands down.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A favorite for Uni students who are busy working and not chatting and having fun honest. Great place to get a coffee or hot chocolate recharge your personal batteries then hit the shops again.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's a quirky little cafe with DELCIOUS sandwiches and three vey decent hot chocolate varieties. Not really suitable for families with pushchairs but for business meetings, refuelling if you're visiting Bath, or a quiet spot to ready/study it's perfect (the basement was like a very trendy study group there were so many students with laptops. Look out for the waiter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Coffee was good but expensive. Liked that they had games to play downstairs and seating was very comfortable. Would go back for sure.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Brilliant coffee, tea and their soya white hot chocolate is beyond amazing. Yet, I must say that Society Cafe's best feature (aside from its beverages) is its atmosphere and the baristas are to thank. As a Creative Arts student, I find Society Cafe is an excellent environment to meet and work with fellow students whilst feeling at ease that you... More 

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Caldicot, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hoped to visit here for coffee and cake today. Unfortunately the entire place was overrun with students making use of the free wifi and all with empty cups. Some were just drinking tap water! Nowhere at all downstairs for paying customers to sit! This needs to be policed better by staff. No drink should mean the table should be given... More 

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AJPCH, Owner at Society Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Abbie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write on trip advisor. We are blessed that we are always busy in the shop. As most customers just stay for coffee or tea our table turnover is usually pretty quick. At the moment we are busier with students as they are heavily cramming for their end of term... More 

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Additional Information about Society Cafe

Address: 4 & 5 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 442433
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 & 5 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 442433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Society Cafe is a speciality Coffee House in the center of Bath. We always have our house blend espresso which changes seasonally as well as a Single Estate Espresso that changes every couple of weeks.We use the aeropress for filter.We also specialise in high quality teas and hot chocolates.WIFI is fast and free with plenty of places to plug in laptops or charge phones. Large and varied areas of seating both upstairs and downstairs from bar seating to large tables as well as a large area of outside seating on the square.Free Daily newspapers.Large selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries freshly made everyday.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:30 pm

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