With the sun finally making its presence felt, even if its heat is masked by a spring breeze, Bathonians are venturing out onto the streets again.
The increase in good weather brings with it an influx of tourists, so we’ve put together our favourite places to have tea and cake, that will hopefully escape the majority of the hordes.
King Jika Jika- so it’s on a main street, but it’s large enough, and loved by so many bath natives that we couldn’t not include it. Enjoy a daily changing menu and probably the best cup of coffee in town. There are a few outside seats, and blankets are provided to ward against the spring chill.
Cafe Retro- on the corner of the affectionately named ‘bog island’, cafe Retro is quiet, with a cool interior and the best breakfast eggs in town. No outside seating as yet, but large windows to watch the scurrying crowds from behind your steaming cup of tea.
Minerva chocolate shop- located right next to the abbey, but often overlooked, is the best chocolate shop in Bath. Have an illy coffee (an Eden favourite) with a truffle or two and feel ready to face the world again.
The Riveside Cafe- without doubt the best location to enjoy lunch, hidden below Pulteney bridge and overlooking the rushing canal, it has a fresh, vibrant menu and is one of the most satisfying places to enjoy a glass of wine, g & t, or fresh juice to toast the beginning of the summer.