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Society Cafe

#65 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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4 & 5 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 442433
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7:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch
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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Best Coffee in Bath!

Delicious coffee & really lovely staff. We visited on a chilly afternoon & found a cosy corner to warm up & enjoy our coffee, I willl definitely come back next time I'm in Bath & keep my fingers crossed for a Bristol branch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Sophie W
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Delicious coffee & really lovely staff. We visited on a chilly afternoon & found a cosy corner to warm up & enjoy our coffee, I willl definitely come back next time I'm in Bath & keep my fingers crossed for a Bristol branch!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I love a coffee and cake mid bike ride, so I stopped off and ordered the white choc tiffin and a flat white. I have a sweet tooth so tiffin is normally right up my street but this was just a slab of super sickly sugar which somehow tasted stale. Coffee tasted great but I'd ask for it to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As always the coffee is superb and the service excellent. I think some work meeds to be done on table management though as whenever I visit it seems the vast majority of the the tables ( for 4 people ) are occupied by lone students on laptops , it doesn't do much for the atmosphere and is very annoying if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When you want a good steak you go to Hudsons, Fish? Then you would've visited Blunos. If you want a Coffee, that is high quality, professionally crafted, and delicious then Society Cafe should be at the top of your list. Other speciality Coffee bars in Bath have been known to be a touch "too" pretentious but alas; the mould is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited Society Cafe late on a Saturday afternoon with my partner and whilst it had clearly quietened down from the Saturday lunchtime rush, there were still enough customers around to give it a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. We had delicious soy hot chocolates and settled into a comfortable chair to admire the tastefully chosen art on the walls and... More 

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Bath
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having tried many places in Bath, Society will always be my favourite. The coffee is fantastic, the selection of blends is always really varied, the atmosphere is super relaxed and the staff are friendly and efficient. They also don't make you feel awkward for wanting sugar in your coffee which I love! Cakes are also really good (especially the lemon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you have a book and a spare hour this is the place to find a little nook and hunker down with a nice cup of coffee or vanilla white hot chocolate! The cakes are spot on and so are the sandwiches. I must really recommend this place! The reason for the rating of 4 is that the last 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

During my uni years this became my favourite place in Bath and I still meet my friends here whenever I visit Bath. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the cafe has a great range of seating areas from the bar where you can watch the world go by to the cozy corners in the basement. They have the best... More 

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My daughter is a daily visitor, and my first cup was brought to me in bed during a weekend visit to Bath. I had to get up and visit the shop as it was the best flavoured coffee I had tasted -ever. This is a well run enterprise with a lovely atmosphere and the right balance of expertise and informality.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited today for a quick coffee, staff were very friendly and smiley. Loved the decor, especially the bike on the wall. Downstairs looked v cosy with nooks to tuck away in. Enjoyed my flatwhite and will definitely have to visit again to sample the vast and varied loose leaf teas available!

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Restaurant Details

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: 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.
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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