Five spots for a cup of tea in Gloucester

Here are some of our favourite pitstops around Gloucester city!

Next time you’re out and about in Gloucester, keep an eye out for these places to grab a cup of tea and a bite to eat.

Whether you’re visiting the shops or spending time with friends and family, a great relaxing pastime is heading to a café for a cup of tea, and maybe even a light lunch. It can be tricky finding accessible and independent places to unwind, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite tea shops in Gloucester for you to choose from.

Hubble Bubble Coffee House

Located just around the corner from the gorgeous Gloucester Cathedral, Hubble Bubble offers a wide range of drinks as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks to keep you going! With indoor and outdoor seating, it’s a great place to stop whatever the weather.

Hubble Bubble boasts local produce and even a takeaway menu if you are on the go. Whether you’re taking your loved ones out for some afternoon tea or picking something up on the way to see them, it’s a great place to go. The coffee house is family-run with a friendly atmosphere.

Hubble Bubble is located on Westgate Street, just on the corner of College Court. Directions can be found here.

Roots Coffee and Community

Found in Kingsholm, Roots is not just a coffee house but a community space. They aim, alongside locals, to make the area a positive place to live and work. They use ethnically sourced and local produce wherever possible to make their food and drinks affordable and enjoyable.

Roots has seating over two floors with a wheelchair lift to the first floor. Upstairs, you can find newspapers, magazines and board games to enjoy and unwind. To make the café and its amenities as accessible as possible, Roots has a low serving counter, wide corridors and an accessible toilet. Their welcoming staff are always available to help.

Roots is just around the corner from Kingsholm Stadium and directly opposite Kingsholm Surgery on Alvin Street. For directions, click here.

Brimble’s Café

A firm favourite for a cream tea, Brimble’s Café can be found opposite Shire Hall. This independently run café is housed in an 15th century timber house, revealing a glimpse of the past of Gloucester. Brimble’s is a cosy café with friendly staff and pretty surroundings to enjoy your cuppa in.

Brimble’s is accessible for all mobilities and has a wide-doored wheelchair accessible toilet. There’s plenty of seating outside this grade II listed building so you can enjoy your refreshments al fresco on finer days. Being one of the only surviving timber houses from the 1400s in Gloucester, it’s worth visiting this café for the history alone!

You can find Brimble’s Café near the end of Westgate Street in a former 15th century merchant’s house. Get directions here.

Bake and Brew

If you have a sweet tooth, then Bake and Brew is the place for you! Situated in Gloucester Quays, it’s a great place to stop if you’re doing a bit of shopping or taking a walk around the docks. This dog friendly café offers breakfast, brunch and lunch as well as a wide range of hot and cold drinks and freshly baked goods.

This café is a sister shop to the original Bake and Brew in Cheltenham which fast became a popular spot on Bath Road. Bake and Brew’s regularly changing specials and seasonal goods are worth checking out. There may not be ample seating during busy times, but there are plenty of areas around the Quays to enjoy your takeaway goodies!

Bake and Brew is on Llanthony Road at the entrance to the Quays. You can find directions here.

Seymour Café

Seymour Café is best known for its hot food and fry ups, so if you have a good appetite its definitely a place you should try! Its located outside of the city centre but parking is available on the street outside and the café is very accessible. Seymour Café has a range of traditional café fare to choose from.

This family run business offers breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks at competitive prices. With friendly staff the Seymour Café is a great place to fuel up for a day out with a loved one or pick up a takeaway to enjoy at home.

You can find Seymour Café on Theresa Street just off Bristol Road. Directions can be found here.

Whether you’re looking for a light meal in between other activities or you want to make it the whole focus of the trip, nothing beats a good cup of tea. Gloucester has many different places where you can go to find one, some classic and traditional and others creative and different. Whatever your taste, there’s something that will suit you in Gloucester.