When we’re on the lookout for a coffee shop to swing by, we usually want somewhere that provides the following things: a choice of speciality coffee from local roasters; a team of baristas with serious skills and knowledge; sweet treats made fresh and using ethically sourced ingredients. In Bath, we know this definitely isn’t too much to ask, but there’s one place in particular that springs to mind when we’re going through these notions - Picnic Coffee.
Standing proud on the corner of Saracen St., Picnic Coffee is the home to some truly special coffee. You won’t just find one type of bean on the go here; they’re stocking a wide variety of the finest speciality coffee (most of which comes from local Round Hill Roastery), each with their own unique flavour profiles defined by the geographical micro-climate in which they grow. The team share an understanding of the different coffees they’ve got in, what flavours to expect and how it’s best served, so if you’re a bit lost, don’t hesitate to have a chat with them.
There’s also a straightforward yet spot-on food menu that accompanies a hot drink well. A small sandwich menu (all of which can be toasted) includes the likes of bacon, Wiltshire ham and bath cheddar, chorizo and mozzarella, and brie and sweet chilli jam. And with any good coffee house, there’s plenty of freshly-made cakes and sweet treats on display too. Just like their passion to sourcing the best coffee, you can rest assured that the produce on their food menu has been ethically and locally collected as much as possible. They even go that extra length to ensure the milk for their coffees are sourced locally, and have been known to visit Ivy House Farm in Frome to meet suppliers face-to-face.
This is one coffee house that definitely ticks all of the boxes and then some.