|Monday – Friday||8am – 6pm|
|Saturday||10am – 5pm|
Ra Coffee House only threw open its doors in Spring 2019, but it’s already built itself quite a reputation as one of the finest coffee houses on the scene.
Situated amongst the old-school shops of High St., Ra Coffee House is bringing a fresh edge to strip. From the street it’s unmissable; a large logo and name defines the space clearly, giving the building a cool and crisp identity. Step inside and there’s an unmistakable industrial feel: wood-chip boards line the walls and ceiling, whilst suspended bulbs exposure their filaments and illuminate the space in a gentle incandescent glow. At one end of the corner, a gleaming La Marzocco espresso machine stands in pride of place, and a shelf behind it displays a range of loose leaf tea (supplied by Joe’s Tea Co.). There’s no bells and whistles here; it’s minimalist to its core, with a focus on function and the art of coffee above any sort of gaudy decorations.
With this design in mind then, there’s a real sense that the team behind Ra Coffee House are serious - and you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, these guys dedicate their lives to it. Whether you’re a flat white drinker or filter fanatic, you’ll find some of the best coffee in town brewed and poured right here, made from an ever-changing selection speciality coffee from a variety of top notch roasters. There’s also some extra-special drinks for those who want to try something new, including Matcha with coconut milk and a smooth Chai Latte.
You’ll also find a stellar selection of eats, making it a go to lunch spot for anyone in the area. Chunky freshly made sourdough sandwiches line the counter daily, packed with masterfully balanced fillings of cheese, chutneys and salads (our personal favourite being the toasted grilled halloumi, with mushrooms, spinach leaves and a banging handmade plum tomato sauce). And, of course, like any coffee house that’s worth its weight in gold, there’s a flawless selection of sweet treats. When you stop by, you’ve got to try their cinnamon buns; baked in muffin cases, these buns have a delicate layered texture (owing to their depth) and a perfect sweetness delivered from the cinnamon.
With coffee and eats this good, it’s no wonder that Ra Coffee House is well on the way to establishing a cult following. Watch this space; it’s gonna be big.