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Society Cafe

#97 of 438 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, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Society Cafe is a speciality Coffee House in the center of Bath. We always...
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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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
Great coffee

Great coffee. A great place to drop in and hang out. Lovely cakes but not a big selection. They allow dogs too YEAY.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MrsMincepie
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great coffee. A great place to drop in and hang out. Lovely cakes but not a big selection. They allow dogs too YEAY.

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Thank MrsMincepie
Arundel, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All manner of coffees and teas here in Baths best place for a quick cuppa. Attentive hipster staff who know a great deal about coffee will advise you. Art for sale on the walls and the usual depressing sight of people working on laptops - especially downstairs . I like it a lot and it makes a fantastic change from... More 

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Thank wyvernWestSussex
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly and competent staff at both outlets and excellent coffee. Always a warm welcome. Nice outside seating area on a sunny day and good choice of reading matter. If you're visiting Bath I'd recommend it.

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Thank Jane S
Redditch, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick cuppa after one of the Mayors guided walks. Friendly staff and comfortable little cafe. Wide selection of teas and coffees, all good. Selection of cakes seemed limited and all were gluten free or vegan, ok if you need that but nothing else on offer. A little pricey, but it is in the centre of Bath!

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Thank RichardEllis70
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A regular stop off, the coffee here is excellent as are some of their pastries. Great atmosphere and a good downstairs area with spaces to sit and work at. No more expensive that Costa or Starbucks yet the coffee and atmosphere is so much better. Good selection of teas also. Can recommend it to anyone in bath looking to grab... More 

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Thank redoake
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't comment on the coffee or cake because we abandoned ship. The place was like a student's common room with laptops and paperwork covering the tables . Barely any space to eat and drink. Final straw came when student was taking up a lot of space barked "Don't touch my laptop!". I felt like pushing the coffee over onto it.... More 

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Thank vernon h
Witney, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Firstly they use Bonsoy Soy, which means they care about how things taste for all their customers! The barista we chatted too was very friendly, even recommending other local coffee shops we should visit. Highly recommend a visit - if you enjoy coffee to any level.

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2 Thank Aussie brit M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went there working alone with my laptop. Free-wifi is provided and the atmosphere is really good for working or relaxing. Nice hot chocolate and friendly staff.

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2 Thank Chanapa A
bath
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I was passing through Bath to do some Christmas shopping and I came in to mainly use the Wi -Fi. I was very impressed with the upbeat attitude of the staff namely Elliot and the two blonde girls who seemed friendly and professional. I received my flatwhite coffee and was given clear instructions to put the password in. I had... More 

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1 Thank hayoliver
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Simply put The Society Cafe is a brilliant little coffee house with first rate customer service and friendly chat. The staff are knowledgable and personable, the coffee is great and the environment fab. Simple, done really well. Keep it up!

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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: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?