Do you need a steaming cup of Joe to awaken your mind? Is caffeine the only way you can get through the perils of the working day?
Following our original guide to 5 of the best places for coffee in Sheffield, we’re taking a closer look at where else you can find fantastic coffee, ensuring there’s something for every price range and taste.
Cafe des Amis
Chesterfield Road is a real treasure trove of hidden gems. One such place, is Cafe des Amis. This Middle Eastern style eatery is unlike any other coffee shop in Sheffield. Once you take a seat, you will immediately notice the exotic decor and, of course, the many hookah pipes. The coffee here is rich, strong and small. When you order, you must not expect a sugar-filled latte. No, you’re getting the real deal, which, of course, you should enjoy with a delicious baklava. The prices are extremely reasonable and there are often specials on offer to boot.
Cafe des Amis, 97-99 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0RN, more info
Couch is reminiscent of Central Perk, the iconic (yet fictional) cafe where much of Friends took place. Both cafes are filled with comfortable, but mismatched seating and vintage, scuffed tables. The walls are fairly minimal and some of the wiring is exposed. Both locations, Ecclesall Road and Campo Lane, offer the same brilliant service. Coffees won’t set you back more than £3, and they even run a promotion to help you get more caffeine for your money. Pick up a loyalty card, and your sixth coffee is free. These cafes also serve hot and cold food (I strongly recommend their flat breads) as well as some alcoholic drinks.
Couch, 412-416 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PJ / 29-31 Campo Lane, Sheffield, S1 2EG, more info
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— The Grind Cafe (@THEGRIND_CAFE) October 28, 2015
Winner of the 2013 Cafe Culture Eat Award, The Grind Cafe is a tiny coffee house situated in Kelham Island. Using locally sourced coffee beans, this place has been serving some of the freshest java in town for the last years. The focus on quality coffee is quite clear; you can chat to the staff before choosing, who will be certain to guide you. Each day, you can expect a range of flavoursome homemade meals as well. There are even a few tables outside so, if we even get a spot of sun, you can bask in it with your favourite tipple.
The Grind, Cornwall Works, 3 Green Lane, Sheffield, S3 8SJ, more info
Marmadukes Cafe Deli
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— Marmadukes Cafe Deli (@MarmadukesCafe) March 3, 2015
On the cobbled street of Norfolk Row, Marmadukes is a quaint English cafe. These guys source all their coffee from right here in the UK. In fact, they serve Workshop Coffee Co. beans, which hail from London. From cappuccinos to lattes, this coffee house has it all. Perch on one of the many wooden seats here, and experience some of their expertly crafted drinks. If you fancy a change, they also serve good old fashioned Yorkshire Tea.
Marmadukes, 22 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA, more info
The Rude Shipyard
The perfect marriage of coffee and books has been well-established throughout history. If you adore the two, you’ll know that there’s no pleasure quite like enjoying a hot latte while getting stuck right into a meaty novel. The Rude Shipyard looks like it could quite easily be someone’s living room; imagine the home of an aging English lecturer or musician. The furniture is worn, yet charming, while the walls are filled with books and games. Sipping a coffee here certainly won’t break the bank, and it’s a thoroughly relaxing experience. Be sure to try a slice of homemade Guinness cake too; it won’t disappoint.
The Rude Shipyard, 89 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FE, more info