This week’s Coffee Date series takes you through a number of my top finds in Bath. I recently spent a lovely weekend there with my Mum and found some gorgeous places for food. This includes a stop for a light lunch, a hidden gem for a sweet treat, and a magnificent Afternoon Tea. If you’re looking for some good munch in Bath read on…
For a Light Lunch…
Forum Coffee House
Located a stone throw away from the Roman Bath’s I found the Coffee house when trying to avoid the heavy down pour we got suck in. Forum Coffee House was a pleasant surprise and I am so glad we came across it. It’s ideal for a light lunch, a bit of cake, and a really good cup of tea or coffee. (honestly, they use loose tea leaves which is a big love for me!) If hot drinks aren’t your thing they also do a selection of milkshakes which look very good too!
In terms of food there are a selection of paninis and wraps which are also on offer, including cheese and ham with pickle, cheese and chorizo as well as the one I chose which was called’ the ‘GOAT’ which had falafel, hummus, and chili jam. Safe to say this is one of the best wraps I’ve ever had. 2 wraps and 2 hot drinks came to £12 which for Bath prices I think is really reasonable.
The cake was spot on too with brownies, caramel shortbread, red velvet, carrot cake, coffee and walnut, basically, the choice is again really good!
For a Sweet Treat…
Again, Oula La is in a prime location very close to the Roman Baths Oula La cafe is a hidden gem from the chains within the shopping area of Bath. The cafe is located upstairs from the Chocolate shop Maison Georges Larnicol. The cafe is perfect for a little coffee stop and a sweet treat of cake or a macaron, or even try something different…
The interior of Oula La is one of it’s best features, with unique ornaments and decor along the walls of the second room there’s certainly a lot to look at. The cafe is cosy, unique, and a relaxing place to put your feet up.
If you go you must try s sweet tooth Kouignette. An incredibly buttery pastry filled with a filling of your choice which can be pistachio, almond, salted caramel and plenty of other choices. The pastry is served hot with some cream. It’s a delicacy of Brittany and is really something you wont get any where else. It’s also incredibly delicious!
For a Beautiful Afternoon Tea…
No.15 Great Puteley Street
In Bath the options for Afternoon Tea are almost endless, which can also leave you too spoilt for choice. However, after a lot of research and checking out prices I went for No.15 Puteley Street. What a great decision I made as this again, would have to be one of the best Afternoon Teas I’ve had.
The Afternoon Tea is served on a suspended off a magnificent metal tree, which adds to it spectacular entrance! The savour tier includes finger sandwiches 6 (which kindly we were offered if we’d like more), chorizo sausage rolls and red pepper and ricotta tartlets. The tartlets were fantastic and a great addition to the savoury selection.
The next 2 tiers were of course, 4 scones which were amazing, served with clotted cream, jam and lemon curd. The cake selection was also really good, it included a chocolate slice, lemon posset (which was gorgeous), battenburg bites, macarons, and a mini caramel tart.
This Afternoon Tea, although incredibly filling is enough to please anyone with a sweet tooth and appreciates a high quality scone. All of this is £28 per person, which I think for Bath prices is very good for what you get. If you want a guaranteed lovely experience with high quality food book No.15 for an Afternoon Tea to relax and to top off what Im sure is a fabulous time you’ll be having in Bath.