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Society Cafe

4 & 5 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
01225442433
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Ranked #105 of 436 restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
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.
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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.
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Not much more to be said other than this place knows how to make a killer cup of coffee! If you're a visitor to Bath are sure you check it out! Nice relaxed atmosphere, funky fit out and most importantly super friendly staff who all seem like they LOVE working at the place. Never had a bad experience here, some... More

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SocietyCafe, Owner at Society Cafe, responded to this review

Thats great to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to write! We shall look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Adrian More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Best coffee in Bath. I don't understand why the great British public insist on consuming beverages from the high street chains when the I depends are far superior and mostly the same price or cheaper. This little gem has got it right. Their own blended roasted coffee. Smooth and sweet, no nasty bitter after taste. Lovely cakes and sandwiches which... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although i don't think any coffee shops should be classed as restaurants on TripAdvisor, I felt compelled to review this place for it's excellent staff. Initially i was reluctant to try Society cafe, as it is a chain and i'm a big fan of independent places. But since my first visit here 3 weeks ago I've been back 3 times... More

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SocietyCafe, Owner at Society Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Luke, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us on Tripadvisor. We are absolutely thrilled that you chose to visit us (and not just one one occasion). To get such great feedback about our service is amazing. We are very proud of our team and go to great lengths to ensure that Society it is... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the best coffee in Bath and their polenta cake is absolutely fabulous. Look forward to trying their new venue opposite the Guildhall Market.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Society Cafe by accident while trying to find another gluten free cafe. They have a wide selection of gluten free cakes and snacks which is perfect as my wife is gluten free. They aren't the typical dry tasteless cakes so you don't have to be gluten free to enjoy them! Also, downstairs was a little room... More

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Edinburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Really good quality coffee and great selection of cakes. Also serves proper hot chocolate, none of that powdered stuff! Gluten free cakes a delicious bonus!

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a unique and stylish place in a lovely georgian building looking over a large square with a beautiful tree. On a sunny day, as good as being in Italy!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dashed in here as it started to rain. I hadn't really fancied a coffee but I soon changed my mind :) my decaf soya latte appeared to be a breeze and there was even a kind quizzing laugh as we ordered another drink with "normal" milk (instantly I felt welcome! Soya here was also a normal,... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went there with some friends one afternoon around 4pm. I couldn't see anything savoury to eat apart from crisps. My Assam tea was very good and a generous quantity. The flapjack cake was delicious and also a good size. The cafe was busy but had a relaxed feel. Many of the customers were there with laptops or tablets, maybe... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Popped in on the off chance last Sunday. No food to speak of and the coffee was to say the least weird after what seemed quite a long wait for it to arrive at the table. My wife spoke to the Barista but no replacement offered or real explanation. We did not drink it, perhaps it was just our taste... More

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