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Society Cafe

#58 of 416 Restaurants in Bath
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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
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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  • 6
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  • 3
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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
Betty nice

Super flat white served at the correct temperature, Gooseberry cake was absolutely amazing. Will visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Super flat white served at the correct temperature, Gooseberry cake was absolutely amazing. Will visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great coffee, yummy cakes, cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of seating indoor and out and central location. I would 100% recommend this café to anyone visiting Bath.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Discovered the Society Cafe one morning. It opens early, which is great. Light and spacious inside and seating outside. The coffee is good and a decent selection of cakes. Really great spot to have a coffee and read the paper - I will come regularly. Great on Saturday - park at Sainbury"s walk up before 0800 and then visit the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was on one of those meandering walks that we took a turn and discovered this super-dooper little cafe, right at the end. It felt a bit like what Lewis Carroll might have written. Sort of! Anyway, there was a very stylish bicycle hanging on the wall, with its frame made of bamboo. An award-winning bicycle, too! I liked it,... More 

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is my top choice for coffee in Bath, the outside space on Kingsmead Square is a bonus and well used in most weathers. The cakes are great and the place is cycle friendly with its own racks by the door. There are generally two coffees available and all the ones I have had have been excellent quality.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?