As International Coffee Day is upon us (1st October), it’s a great chance to highlight all the espresso aficionados that have made the Isle of Wight their home. This article originally posted at our sister site, Taste of the Wight gives you a rundown of the top places to enjoy an espresso or pickup beans to brew yourself at home.
Here at Taste HQ, we love a cup of coffee to get us through the day. It comes in many guises, from classic black to soya lattes and iced to espresso, plus everything in between! So yes, you could probably call us a bunch of coffee nerds and we wouldn’t argue. In fact, we would agree and urge you to read this guide to some of the best coffee shops on the Isle of Wight…
Can you even call yourself a coffee drinker if you haven’t visited here yet? This artisan cafe and roastery serves speciality coffee and freshly prepared food, plus a wide range of coffee and tea equipment. Home to Island Roasted Coffee this family business has been running for over 20 years. The staff are happy to share their expert knowledge and you can even sign up for some of their in-house training course including Homebrew and Barista training.
This small but perfectly formed café sits in the former post office building in the heart of Yarmouth. Serving Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, the team behind the café get as hands-on as possible, flying out to meet farmers and growers to ensure a high standard of ethical trading and quality taste. The team are also proud to be completely palm oil free and still offer some of the tastiest cakes around!
House of Zabre
Who would have thought you could get a decent cuppa when browsing in a shop? Well, at House of Zabre, that’s exactly what you can do. This secret little café is tucked away at the back of the shop on Union Street in Ryde. In the warmer months, take your coffee outside in the pretty little courtyard garden, but sshhh, don’t tell everyone.
Set in the heart of the beautiful West Wight, Chessell Pottery Café provides a homely, friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee with some delicious homemade cakes and scones. Its the perfect place to start (or finish) a walk or cycle ride and if you have the kids in tow, they will love the chance to get messy and paint some pottery at the same time too!