Top 5 Coffee Shops | Southampton

This blog wouldn’t be called Cloud Cafe & Coffee if I didn’t highlight my love of coffee at some point! In celebration of UK Coffee Week last week (16 – 22 April 2018), I thought I would share some of my favourite spots to grab coffee in my hometown. I got into drinking coffee regularly back in 2014 when I started my first job in London, and haven’t stopped since! If anything, I’ve just acquired a taste for it even more. I love trying different types of coffees (and teas when it takes my fancy) and love nothing better than sitting in a cosy coffee shop – enjoying a hot drink, reading a book or meeting friends ❤

Here are my 5 favourite places in Southampton:

1. Coffee #1

Yes, Coffee #1 is called Coffee #1 for a reason. By far my favourite coffee shop in Southampton, there are a few places where you may stumble upon them if you ever decide to make a visit: there’s one in Portswood, one in the city centre opposite The Marlands, and the one I frequent the most – because it’s my favourite – the one on Shirley High Street. This is because I know the staff well there, the coffee tastes great and it’s got a great vibe; I can sit and just relax, and find that I am really productive whilst working in there. I pretty much spent most of 2017 in there!

Regarding coffee – my go to here is an usually an americano with hot skimmed milk, but recently I have been enjoying their flat whites. They also do a very yummy ginger bread latte. All the coffee here is simply excellent.

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#flatwhitesforever

2. Waterstone’s Cafe

Waterstone’s Cafe, situated on the ground floor of West Quay, has become my new favourite spot since January. I love being surrounded by books (great inspiration when you’re trying to write one yourself!), the atmosphere is lovely and the staff are great too. My go to here is a flat white! They also do some incredible looking cakes which I have yet to try.

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#views

3. Caffe Nero

I was delighted to see a Caffe Nero open up in Southampton City Centre at the start of this year. I always lamented the fact that there wasn’t one before – I absolutely love the hot chocolates there. I think it’s the best on the highstreet. This month however, I have fallen head over heels in love with their oat milk latte. I had a large three times last week (in celebration of Coffee Week ha). I find it keeps me full for ages too – probably because of the delicious oaty milk. If you haven’t tried it – it’s a must!

I also like the decor and cosy chairs. Give me a cosy chair, a good view, a book and free Wi-Fi and I’m yours ❤

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Nero… you impress me.

4. Mettricks

Mettricks is an independent hipster coffee shop based in Southampton. They have a number of outlets but the one I frequent is the one based at the corner of Guildhall Square. It can be a bit busy in there sometimes, and noisy in the evenings, but the coffee is gooood and the staff (mostly hipster-ish guys) are super friendly and lovely too. I’ve spent a number of afternoons drawing and daydreaming there in that past.

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Why do I love Mettricks so much? The guys there usually give me free coffee! ^_^ The food is also pretty good too.

5. Coffee Lab

This recently opened up on the corner of London Road in Southampton – there’s also one in Winchester. The Southampton venue/interior is a little bit of a squeeze, but I cannot fault the americanos in here (with hot skimmed milk). I also believe they have some delicious pastries in here – again I have yet to try these. Woes of living the #dietlife

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Lounging in the summer sun ❤

I have a few others in Southampton that I want to check out, including the Hoxton Bakehouse, The Artisan and a number of coffee shops in Ocean Village. So let’s see this post as Part One to good coffee shops in Southampton. I also plan on writing a post on some of my favourite Cafe’s in Southampton – so watch this space.

If I’ve missed any coffee spots in Southampton that you think I should definitely try, please let me know below or message me! I would love to hear from you.

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