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Society Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Society Cafe is a speciality Coffee House in the center of Bath. We always have our Single Estate House Espresso which changes seasonally as well as a Single Estate Guest 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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Has a great coffee in here and decided to buy some sandwiches for the train back home. A great choice, the sandwiches were made to order and plenty of great fillings, thoroughly enjoyed them on the 5 hour trip home. ( the cakes are great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 250ABR
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Visited here on a busy Saturday lunchtime, and even though the queue nearly backed out through the door, it went down quickly, and the staff, though clearly incredibly busy, had smiles for everyone and took time to speak to every customer. Delicious coffee and fantastic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 22 January 2019

If you’re running around the main square in Bath, head to Society Cafe for an amazing cappuccino – very creamy and delicious. This place and the coffee actually reminded me of a coffee shop we went to in Copenhagen – The Collective Coffee.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Zoey O
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Visited here on a busy weekend with several friends because they couldn’t fit us in, opposite in a rival tea shop. I will always come here now. Friendly staff, super creamy latte and delicious cakes. We tried the millionaire shortbread, flapjack and banana cake. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sarahbstar
Reviewed 21 January 2019

We have long been Society Cafe fans, but all our Bath visits have been to their other outlet, so we finally made the effort to locate this place (we had somehow 'avoided' Kingsmead Square on previous visits to Bath?!) and try it out. Glad we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

I am embarrassingly picky with my coffe but, hands down, the best oatmilk latte I have ever had. Service was lovely and the location is cozy. It was quite busy though so we were lucky to grab a table.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank EricaJaneNZ
Reviewed 18 January 2019

I was brought up on coffee. I have volunteered on bean farms in Latin America. I have a recurring nightmare of coffee from a box in a wall. Your coffee is subpar. It tasted a bit like bitter brown water, with no body. This is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AJPCH, Owner at Society Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Hey Hbee, Oh no! It sounds like you had a horrible visit to us. We live and breathe this so we're pretty dismayed to hear how unhappy you are. Thank-you for coming onto Tripadisor - your feedback is invaluable. All of our house coffees are...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Came here a lot in my third year of university, to study and meet friends. A lovely place, if slightly expensive, but would always come back due to the fantastic service and calming atmosphere. Could just do with a few more plug sockets, as a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank taylor1297
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We had to wait sometime before our order reached our table, but the staff were always smiling and friendly. We enjoyed our coffee and cake. Will recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Marie W
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I've been visiting Society Cafe since it opened, going in most days whilst I worked in the city centre, on weekends whilst out cycling, and whenever I am back in Bath now I am no longer in the area, and it is consistently excellent. I'd...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank davidcR2282QK
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Response from AJPCH | Property representative |
We do indeed! We always have at least three freshly made GF cakes/slices available. At the moment we have caramel shortbread, chocolate brownie and lemon and polenta. Hope to welcome you soon!
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