With Autumn just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with your local cosy coffee hubs. We know there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction you get whilst striding past the crowded chains of Starbucks and Café Nero, and heading straight for your own favourite little independent coffee hotspot; and although they can’t always guarantee you your favourite window seat, you can always count on a great cuppa’ joe.
This time, we’re putting the spotlight on Goodramgate, pinpointing this street’s finest coffee establishments to suit both coffee connoisseurs and those that like to keep things simple.
Nice to See You
Nestled in between Goodramgate’s National Trust Gift Shop and the Sue Ryder charity shop, Nice to See You is a sleek and sophisticated space drawing in brunch-fanatics and coffee buffs alike with their speciality coffee and menu of homemade brunch classics. Perfect for a slow Sunday morning; roll out of bed and get cosy beneath their plant wall.
How do you like your eggs in the morning? At Nice to See You they’ll cook ‘em any way you want. Brunch classics like avo on toast are given a spin with bacon and goats cheese. And we think that sounds like thirsty work, so we’d recommend their matcha latte, proven to have a variety of nutritional benefits and it’s a win win, because it tastes amazing.
The Cat’s Whiskers
For those out there that consider cats just as important as caffeine, The Cat’s Whiskers is the gold at the end of the rainbow. One of the most eagerly awaited openings of this year, this place certainly does not disappoint; here, feline fans can well and truly wind down by spending time with over a dozen cat residents and enjoying a hot cup of their coffee of choice.
After all, it has been proven that a dose of either coffee or cats can increase your dopamine levels, so you’d be doing yourself a real favour by paying a visit here at The Cat’s Whiskers which can be found opposite the famous Snickleway Inn pub.
Both family run and family friendly, Wheldrakes is your trusty spot for delicious homemade cakes on every visit, served with a friendly smile from owner Kerry. Decked out with bunting, Denby crockery and upcycled antique furniture, this place recreates the feel of a vintage British café to a tea… or coffee. Constantly working hard to wow their customers with an ever-changing cake menu, the same goes for their coffees as the team take pride in perfecting their latte art skills. Find Wheldrakes just before Monkgate gateway.
For the more diligent coffee drinkers who like to know the provenance of their beans, Coffee Culture, as the name might suggest, might just be your new favourite. Here you won’t struggle to get a long black from Columbia or a flat white from Burundi, and you certainly won’t struggle to find a delicious dish from their innovative menu. This space has a comfortable urban style; graphic prints are displayed through the café, giving it an unpretentious and laid-back vibe.
The Attic Coffee Bar
If you’ve made it this far then congratulations, we now present you with: The Attic Coffee Bar. Although not technically on Goodramgate, just a short walk away on Kings Square stands an unassuming red door which you’ll soon find to be the entrance to two quaint cafes on the second and third floor.
You’ll find The Attic Coffee Bar, a bright and airy space where they’re constantly switching up their beans for coffee punters to try something new on every occasion. They’re regular roasters are however Hasbean, who supply all kinds of flavours including macerated strawberry, for you to switch up your regular ol’ flat white. But on the days when even a 3 shot flat white isn’t quite strong enough, then how’s about one of The Attic’s espresso martinis, which you can enjoy next to one of the attic windows looking out over Kings Square…Delish.
Next time you’re feeling the need for a coffee fix, be sure to check out the beauties on Goodramgate.