The Society Cafe, Kingsmead Square Bath is another one of the delightful cafe's in Bath. Good quality coffee with a good vibe. As we sat at a comfortable table outside, watching the crowd pass bye, enjoying our well made coffee, very relaxing and satisfying. The service was efficient and friendly. Easy to understand why this cafe consistently has a good rating. Very handy to the pump House, the Abbey, and the shops. Good place to meet up and enjoy.
One of the few 'high raters' open on Boxing Day holiday, and despite being open since 7am, we were still greeted with a bright cheerful and informative barista who, due to lack of kitchen, happily pointed us to a place for a cooked breakfast as that was our secondary morning mission. The vibe was great with the ubiquitous vintage lightbulbs and a bicycle mounted on the wall. Plenty of seating space and a bar and stools by the window for short visits. We decided to stay for a quick espresso before breakfast, and were surprised by a complimentary glass of chilled Cascara as a morning palette cleanser! Both espressos were fantastic and identical, with a nice golden crema and chocolatey/dark berry flavours as advertised. We enjoyed the coffee so much we came back after breakfast for seconds!
Nice busy cafe with plenty of places to sit including books and crannies downstairs. Coffee was nice and very drinkable.they use semi skimmed milk, coffee was strong and nicely made. Others with me likes their chai. Cakes were great, plenty of vegan and gluten free options, but for me, the coffee is the main event and this place could hold its own in Sydney or Melbourne, which for regional England, is remarkable.
As a Melbournite moving to Bath, finding good coffee was a priority - I've been here less than two weeks and have already filled out one loyalty card here. Consistent, great coffee, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and free wifi in an airy spacious layout. Lovely place to sit and work or to enjoy people watching on the square. Loving it!
My friend and I had a delicious flat white and Rwandan filter coffee this morning at Society Cafe. My Mahembe filter was, as promised, very blackberry-ish, and although more powerful than I like it had good complex flavours. My friend's flat white was pronounced delicious and almost caramelly. The staff aren't exactly friendly at first blush, but if encouraged are willing to talk about the coffee and anything else - within reason. The space is a fair size, with nice airy high ceilings - and a downstairs area that I wouldn't recommend - the usual arrangement with limited natural light. There are quite a few tables in Kingsmead Square in front of the cafe, which are in full sunlight in the morning. The only thing that bothered us this morning sitting outside was the annoying busker duo on the other side of the square, who sounded like beginners, and for reasons we couldn't fathom seemed to have got permission to play with an amplifier and speakers, which made their unfortunate taste everyone's problem. One of the group of cyclists enjoying their coffees next to us expressed in very clear terms his inclination to march over and break the offending guitar over his knee... to the approbation of the others. Still, I won't mark Society down for that - but something to be aware of.
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