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Society Cafe - Kingsmead
Less a coffee shop, more a lifestyle concept, Society Café has to be one of Bath’s most loved and widely raved about indies. Located on the corner of Kingsmead Square it provides the perfect place for people to meet, work, eat and most importantly, drink deliciously good coffee.
Owners Jane and Adrian have created a space in which everyone can do their own thing. Step foot through the door, log into the free wifi, browse one of the magazines or art books, socialise, or let your children enjoy the chalk boards where they can draw and colour while you simply relax and unwind. The crowd here can’t be stereotyped. What they do have in common though is an appreciation for great service and exceptionally good coffee. Sourced directly from coffee farms all over the world to ensure fair trade for all involved, the house coffee changes four times a year, with guest coffees and aeropress always made available. With the coffee being the star of the show its no wonder that just as much thought goes into all of their offerings. Loose leaf teas are carefully sourced from tea traders in Bath and the food, ranging from cakes to light sandwich lunches, are made locally and delivered daily. The staff are friendly, helpful and exceptionally knowledgeable - fair to say, we understand the hype.
Come with your friends, to maybe make some new ones or come alone for some solitude and people-watching
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Full of quirky and cool indies, Kingsmead Square is the destination for street food, designer boutiques, speciality coffee and glorious sunny outdoor seating. A bustling hub for locals and tourists, the Kingsmead community centres around a majestic tree in the square, providing cover for the fruit and veg stall which supplies many of the independent cafes, restaurants and delis in the area.
Strolling through the square in the evenings can be magical under the atmospheric lights that decorate the branches of the old tree. Try some gelato from the local ice cream store and enjoy the beautiful tall Georgian buildings that surround the Kingsmead community.
Bath is a city steeped in history, and its beautiful sandstone buildings exude grandeur reminiscent of its regal past. Take a walk along the Royal Crescent, a tour of the Roman Baths or a trip to the Abbey and you quickly understand why this city is one of the most the photographed, and visited, in England.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking the high street and its famous attractions are all Bath has to offer. For take a trip down any of the cobbled side streets and you’ll be lead to the beating heart of the city, the local businesses and their owners. From Walcot Street in the north to Queen’s Square in the West and Henrietta Road in the east, Bath residents are fierce in their support for independent businesses. And with good reason, for this city is packed with them. From fine dining, to boutique stays and contemporary cafes, take a look through our independent listings and uncover the real beauty of Bath.View neighbourhoodView community