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“The BEST Coffee in the UK”

Colonna and Small's Speciality Coffee
Ranked #1 of 41 Coffee & Tea in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The BEST Coffee in the UK”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I've worked in hospitality for almost a decade. This coffee shop is by far the best one in Bath. The staff are both knowledgable and friendly. The coffee is excellent and well made. The cake selection is tasty, moorish and local - although possibly slightly pricy. The decor is clean and inviting and the patio garden is fantastic in the summer - for those who imagine 'summer days drinking tea, chatting with friends' the garden is a lovely place to be.

I think the fact Colonna and Small's concentrate on coffee, which they do very well, and haven't started to do anything with food - foccacia, or whatever other bread is 'in' at the moment - is a credit to the shop. They have a vision for how coffee should be - I hope the high street cottons on and removes it's horse blinkers.

I can't rate this place highly enough.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Truly superb!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the very best coffee in the UK! Maxwell is the UK barista champion 2012, 6th in the world. If the espresso is too strong for you ask for a lungo - same as espresso but with a bit more water passed through the beans. Also the filters are lighter, a very different flavour and really excellent!

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bath
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Carrot Cake in Bath!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great coffee but I truthfully go there for their carrot cake which is devine!
Friendly service. I definitely recommend it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Superlative Speciality coffee”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I was visiting Bath from Auckland (where the flat white was invented and they know a thing or two about great coffee) This place was recommended on the coffeegeek forums and I visited with some anticipation. I wasn't disappointed the coffee was great and service second to none. It didn't seem pretentious to me, they really know their beans and are passionate about communicating the product to the customers. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good coffee, but slightly pretentious”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Lots of coffee options and knowledgable staff, but lacking atmosphere and a bit pretentious. Good cake options. Overall a good option

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