The Best Cafes in Nottingham

Having spent a lot of time in Nottingham over the last few years, and being a huge fan of coffee, I have become well acquainted with the cities huge variety of cafes and coffee shops.

Whilst there is a fair amount of Starbucks’ and Costa’s in Nottingham, supporting the local cafes and coffee shops is a great way to help the local community.

Here are 7 of the best cafes in Nottingham:

The Specialty Coffee Shop

This coffee shop is high on my list as the owners were inspired by travel to open it!

Our travels inspired us to open our own coffee shop! now we want to share our passion with you, and bring to the Nottingham Coffee Scene a taste of Ethically Sourced Coffee and homemade food.

Their coffee is ethically grown and specially selected to ensure that it is of the finest quality and is best for their shop. You know you are going to get a good cup when you walk in!

They have a menu with a huge variety of (delicious) homemade meals, cakes and pastries with both vegetarian and vegan options and, of course, some of the tastiest coffee around.

This is definitely one of the best cafes in Nottingham and is well worth a visit.

Specialty Coffee Shop | The Specialty Coffee Shop | Nottinghamshire. One of the best cafes in Nottingham
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Address: 50 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ

Kitty Cafe

One of the fun, kind of touristy, things I love doing when I visit a city is going to a cat cafe. There is nothing better than spending some time with a good coffee and some friendly cats, especially if you are visiting a new place.

The cafe offers a wide variety of food and drinks that means there will probably be something for you to enjoy. They even serve high tea!

As well as standing as a cafe, the Kitty Cafe also has a built in rescue and is dedicated to helping get its furry friends adopted.

I do recommend booking in advance as there is a limit to how many people can enter and, being one of the best cafes in Nottingham, it can be a little bit of a wait.

Address: 31- 37 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DD


When I first decided I wanted to start a blog, I tried my hand at book blogging and BSweet is the cafe I would go to to take photographs of the books I was reviewing.

It is one of the most aesthetic cafes I have ever seen. It is filled with plants and marble and even has its own pet bird!

As well as being beautiful to relax in, BSweet is home to some delightful desserts from pancakes to waffles to ice-cream. It has both dairy and non-dairy options.

This is one of the best cafes in Nottingham to just relax in and enjoy the scenery.

Address: 5 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NA

Ugly Bread Bakery

The Ugly Bread Bakery has been named the best bakery in the country two years running and if that doesn’t sell you on this gorgeous cafe in the centre of Nottingham.

They have a huge variety of food and drinks available and even offer money off if you bring your own reusable coffee cup!

Find out more about how to stay eco-friendly when travelling here!

Ugly Bread Bakery, one of the best cafes in Nottingham, opens a new cafe and shop in Hockley - Nottinghamshire  Live
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The bakery has a variety of special offers with something being available almost every day so there is no excuse not to give this incredible cafe a try!

Address: 34 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

Neon Wolf

Neon Wolf is, in my opinion, probably at the top of the list of the best cafes in Nottingham.

Neon Wolf is a quirky cafe and tattoo parlour that has a retro, nostalgic feel to it. With seats ranging from dogems to waltzers it is a magical place and great for taking some instagram photos. There is a huge Nintendo gameboy with a collection of games to play and screens that play old videos. It is a dreamland.

There are a huge amount of vegan options available, with the majority (if not all) of the cakes and snacks on offer being vegan, and the coffee is incredible too.

Neon Wolf - coffee and tattoos - Nottinghamshire Live
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Address: 21 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5AA

200 Degrees Coffee

If you are looking for coffee to grab and go but don’t fancy the usual mainstream coffee shops, 200 Degrees Coffee is one of the best cafes in Nottingham.

It uses delicious, ethically sources coffee beans roasted at 200 degrees centigrade, which is the optimal temperature for roasting. They have a menu filled with fresh food including vegan and gluten free options.

200 Degrees | Nottingham Coffee Shop, 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters  Carrington Street
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The cafe itself has a fantastic, lighthearted atmosphere and is highly recommended if you want to sit down and do some work. It also has free wifi so is great if you are a digital nomad or have some work to do.

It has two cafes in Nottingham and has expanded to have 11 in total across the UK so you may be able to enjoy it for yourself.

Address: 16 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN

Address: 99 Carrington St, Nottingham NG1 7FE

HIPO Coffee

HIPO coffee doesn’t have the widest menu, but it does what it sells very well – Coffee and Spuds. It also has a collaboration with a local bar allowing it to have a cocktail collection.

This cafe has intrigued me since I arrived in Nottingham and it does not disappoint. There is nothing more British and delicious than a jacket potato with some cheese and baked beans.

HIPO Coffee - SPUDS & Coffee shop - Hockley | Nottingham
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They have a meal deal with a spud, two toppings and a coffee for £5 so if you need an affordable lunch and a pick-me-up then this is one of the best cafes in Nottingham for you.

Address: 22 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

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