5 Spots for a Coffee in Newbury, Abingdon & Didcot.

If you, like us, love nothing better than a fresh coffee and a slice of cake, read our recommendations of local, independent cafes in the area.

Eliane, Hungerford.

In the high street of the picturesque town of Hungerford, you will find another little gem of a café – Eliane. The idea of the café came to owner Rafia during her husband’s illness when he had to follow a specific diet. This meant not many meals out as his needs were often not catered for. So once her husband had recovered, Rafia decided to open a café catering to anyone and everyone, no matter what their food preferences, dietary choices, or allergies, and still enjoy beautifully, satisfying food. She named the café after their youngest child. The café looks beautiful, plenty of seating and a delicious choice of drinks and nutritious food. Whilst the majority of food is healthy, there is no shortage of sweet treats to tempt you and we love to meet our local care team at Eliane.

A bright, modern café interior with a counter displaying fruits, pastries, and desserts, with seating visible in the background. - Home Instead

The Barns Café, Abingdon.

The Barns Café is situated and run by volunteers from Christchurch, which stands just behind the barn. The emphasis at The Barns is to relax, take your time, bring a book and the surroundings are also relaxing with big sofas to sit in if you wish. There is a great array of fresh food and drinks, many locally sourced, including bread from a local Abingdon bakery. There is plenty of free parking and a very warm welcome at this lovely café.

Glass door of "The Barns Cafe" reflecting street view with people sitting inside and buildings in the background. - Home Instead

Tiny Cafe, Newbury.

Tiny Café on The Broadway in Newbury town centre is quite small and intimate, although there is enough room for those whose mobility is restricted. The team are super friendly and the food and drinks fantastic – try one of the lovely milkshakes or enjoy a traditional English breakfast….we are  feeling hungry already! This is a great spot to take a stop off at during a shopping trip in Newbury.

Grilled ham and cheese sandwich on paper, garnished with parsley, on a rustic wooden surface. - Home Instead

Annies Boathouse, Abingdon.

With the selection of delicious food at Annies Boathouse it’s no wonder it’s so popular with locals. And with outdoor seating right on the river (the café is on the island next to Abingdon Bridge), it’s a beautiful spot to siting in the warmer months and watching the boats go by. There is a senior citizen discount of 15% on Mondays – Thursdays. We love to take our clients here as there nothing more relaxing that some time ‘almost’ on the river!

Two elderly men sit at an outdoor café enjoying coffee, one laughs while the other takes a sip from a white cup. - Home Instead

Rachel's Café, Didcot.

Rachel’s Café in Didcot is a well loved local establishment. Amazing food and a welcoming atmosphere. Afternoon teas can be purchased to eat in or take away and the team can cater for special events and private parties. There is a small play section for children, so if you have the kids or the grandchildren with you, they will be entertained. Special events are run, such as afternoon tea and pottery painting for Mothers Day.

Full English breakfast with sausages, bacon, baked beans, mushrooms, fried egg, hash browns, and toast on a white plate. - Home Instead