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Society Cafe

#70 of 412 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: 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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  • 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
best coffee and hot chocolate around!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
James L
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Bath, United Kingdom
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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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 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
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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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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Frome
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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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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: Coffee Shop

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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