We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

WorkHouse Coffee

10-12 King Street, Reading RG1 2HF, England
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, British
££ - £££
10-12 King Street, Reading RG1 2HF, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (173)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Came in for lunch yesterday with a colleague and the food was nice, but a sausage roll, x2 panini, coffee and tea shouldn't be costing anywhere near £20, let alone costing more! It's a fun, quirky place, but I'm unlikely to return based on price...More

Thank nlloyd007
Reviewed yesterday

Upon moving to Reading recently, I was told that I should definitely visit Workhouse Coffee which is apparently one of the most highly rated coffee shops in Britain. My boyfriend and I had a slice of cake each and he had a coffee. While he...More

Thank Goldilockz1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is always great and so is the food. Staff are always lovely. The problem is the interior which is just awful. Not only does it look outdated and not very inviting, the seats are hard and uncomfortable. The food is also not labeled,...More

2  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I popped into WorkHouse Coffee in May 2017 with a friend, asking her to pick to a cake and drink for me to buy as a treat. She picked an apple tart and a tea, while I had an apricot tart and tea. While I'm...More

1  Thank Travel_and_Tea11
Carlystar, Manager at WorkHouse Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Hello, I am sorry to hear of your recent experience and I am not sure why you were charged over £14 pounds for your order if you had 2 pieces of tart and 2 teas as this should not have been the case. If you...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I had a chocolate brownie, it was a large portion and extremely delicious also we had a fruit and nut cake which was also very good .To go with this my parents had a cappuccino , I had elderflower pressé . Overall this place is...More

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Flat white is £2.80 which is expensive even for London standards. They don't display the prices of their cuppas or food so very difficult to make educated/informed choices. Also they offer different sizes for Flat white which is wrong. Flat white must be small and...More

3  Thank emmanuel m
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice choice of coffee, to drink in and take away. Some nice food for a light lunch or snack too. Rustic setting, might not be the most comfortable, but is nice all the same. All served by people who care about the coffee and...More

Thank Max D
Carlystar, Office Manager at WorkHouse Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the coffee :)

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Order any espresso drink at WorkHouse and you will not be disappointed! As a self-appointed coffee snob - this is certainly the best coffee in Reading, and the best cup of coffee I have had in a long time! You're missing out if you haven't...More

Thank Mary T
Carlystar, Office Manager at WorkHouse Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

We are always glad when people appreciate our coffee :) See you back soon

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

If great coffee is what you are after then this is the place. Much Better than your average chain , but there is a price to match.

1  Thank Tclite
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Am used to paying £2.50 for a flat white in trendy Walthamstow, East London, but £3.10 for a coffee in Reading is extravagant, and hugely ironic given the name of the coffee shop. OK, it was a nice coffee, but for that price I should...More

1  Thank GaryW14
Nearby Restaurants
165 reviews
.08 miles away
Picnic Foods
137 reviews
.01 miles away
Dolce Vita
345 reviews
.08 miles away
Caffeine & Cocktails
54 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Reading Museum
280 reviews
.14 miles away
Forbury Gardens
261 reviews
.19 miles away
Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin
23 reviews
.18 miles away
Chestnut Walk
13 reviews
.19 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
emmanuel m
19 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tclite | Reviewed this property |
I found the display of the prices behind the till on the wall relatively easy to see although that could have been the only place it was displayed.
4 February 2017|
Response from Carlystar | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes we have lots of puppies visit us when their owners are having a coffee.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 King Street, Reading RG1 2HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing