Tea and coffee spots for celebration treats

What better way to celebrate a big day such as the King’s coronation than with some tea, finger sandos, a good slice of cake and some delicious sweet treats? Raise a pinkie and indulge yourself. Here are some local food and drinks specialists who will make your visit unforgettable.

Sugarcane Studio

Voted Bath’s best café in 2022, Sugarcane Studio is located near the picturesque Pulteney Bridge in the centre of Bath. They specialise in French patisserie with East Asian flavours, and with a rotating menu of cakes, pastries and confectionery, you will find a variety of matcha, black sesame, and tropical fruit flavoured delights, along with macarons and the freshest choux buns in the city! Oolong and black tea is imported from Taiwan, and matcha and hojicha from Japan, making the perfect pairing for your sweet treats. Opening hours: Wed–Thur 12am–5pm, Fri–Sat 9.30am–5pm, Sun 12.15–5pm

Sugarcane Studio, 1 Grove Street, Bath BA2 6PJ; Tel: 01225 251707; sugarcanestudio.co.uk

By the Furnace Café at Bath Aqua Glass

At Cafe By The Furnace, Bath Aqua Glass will be celebrating the King’s coronation by offering pre-bookable cream teas for only £19.95. These will include finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and selected cakes. We will also be listing coronation baubles just like last year’s jubilee baubles to celebrate this momentous occasion. We will also be working on a coronation paperweight as well.

By the Furnace Café at Bath Aqua Glass, 105–107 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW; Tel: 01225 319606; bathaquaglass.com

Café Lucca

Situated in a traffic-free street in Bath’s boutique quarter, Café Lucca revives and relaxes in equal measure. It serves wonderful food in a welcoming environment, offering freshly ground coffee and a light breakfast in the mornings, lunch from a selection of brightly coloured salads and bruschetta and panini, or an array of tempting cakes for afternoon tea. This is the perfect place for catching up with friends, or as a respite from shopping, and is one of Bath’s favourite places to see people and be seen.

Deliciously fresh, modern Mediterranean style food is served in the elegant and spacious surroundings of The Loft. All the fresh produce is sourced from small and local family suppliers.

Café Lucca, 1–2 Bartlett Street, Bath BA1 2QZ; Tel: 01225 333844; cafelucca.co.uk

Pulteney Bridge Coffee

Offering the lighter option of a simple but delicious cream tea for the King’s Coronation, look no further than Pulteney Bridge Coffee! This is a quintessentially British destination for the occasion, situated in these beautiful Georgian shops on the bridge. The homemade scones are baked on the premises and are served warm with clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of loose leaf tea. There is the option to have different jam and/or a hot drink if desired.

Situated on the World Heritage site of Pulteney Bridge these cosy coffee shops are an ideal spot to pop in, enjoy the freshly baked treats and take in the beautiful view. Cream teas are available to eat in or takeaway. No booking required.Open 8.30am–5.30pm Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm Saturday and 9.30am–5.30pm on Sundays.

Pulteney Bridge Coffee, 15-17 Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4AY

The Whole Bagel

Now in its 16th year as Bath’s bagel shop and café, and firmly established as one of the top lunch spots in town. All the food is freshly prepared to order, using high quality, fresh and locally sourced ingredients to fill bagels. It has a cosy café which offers a haven from the busy town centre, with over 30 seats inside and a secluded courtyard area. Perfect for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Not only do they sell the most delicious bagels (and salads, and baguettes, and wraps!) but also do great coffee, cakes, fresh smoothies and the thickest of real ice cream milkshakes.

They also cater for gluten free and coeliac customers with gluten free bread, a separate preparation area and almost all fillings gluten free. An independent business proudly serving Bath since 2007. Keep up to date with all bagel news by following them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The Whole Bagel, 8 Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RG; Tel: 01225 333259; thewholebagel.co.uk