Winter is coming, and as the temperature drops, the desire to warm up with a cup of coffee grows stronger. With so many cafes around, it’s hard to figure out what cuppa is worth your cash.
Here at Loudly, we know the importance of a good cup of coffee (we’re definitely self-proclaimed experts with how much we drink it every day), so we’ve scouted Kingston to find the best cafes to get your daily dose of caffeine.
- Fortunella Café (pictured)
Opened four years ago by Goran Brnovic, this hidden gem located in the heart of Kingston is the place to start your day with a good brew, or relax after a long day at work. From the friendly staff that will greet you with a smile, the warm ambiance, table service and the delicious food and beverages, Fortunella is definitely a place you won’t want to miss! There’s a reason they won the Highly Commended for Best Marketing Campaign award at the Kingston Business Excellence Awards.
“I wanted to prove to myself that somebody not from this country is able to bring a solid business In Kingston and I wanted to leave my mark here, and this makes me very proud,” said Brnovic.
Don’t forget to try one of the freshly-made salads or, for those with a sweet tooth, indulge in a piece of cake that compliments your cup of coffee.
2. Wags and Tales
What’s better than sipping on a delicious coffee brew? Spending time with your dog, of course!
At Wags and Tales, you don’t have to worry about leaving your four-legged friend at home—they’re just as welcome as any human customer! With friendly and helpful staff, good food (with gluten free and vegan options as well), excellent coffee and a special menu for dogs, this is definitely the spot to choose for a good brew!
3. Pickled Pantry
Although the quirky name initially makes you think of gherkins, we can assure you there’s no pickles in the coffee! This dainty café minutes away from Surbiton train station offers not a varied menu, with breakfast, brunch and lunch options. Besides their delicious coffee, they also offer a great, relaxing atmosphere where you’ll feel right at home!
“I think that what makes this cafe unique is that we support local businesses in Kingston and as a result, I think our local following, we’ve got quite loyal customers because we support the community,” said Laura Yearwood, owner of Pickled Pantry who took over the previous owners in July this year.
Have we missed your favourite Kingston-area cafe? Where do you think is the best place to unwind with a cuppa after classes? Let us know in the comments!