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Coffee & cakes


Bakery On The Water, Bourton-On-The-Water

Located just past the bridge, opposite the Cotswold Motoring Museum.  An established business for 86 years run by the 4th generation, and now 5-years in Bourton.  An artisan bakery, serving a simple breakfast (no fry ups), homemade cakes and bread - all made on the premises.

01451 822748   

Broadway Deli, 16 High St., Broadway

You can’t miss it, with fruits and veg outside, and once inside you will salivate at the mouth-watering cakes, pastries and pies.

Open for breakfast at 8-11.30, lunch 12-4.

01386 853040

Cacao Bean, Moreton-in-Marsh

For those of you, fortunate enough, to have experienced delicious cakes whilst travelling in Austria and Germany, you are in luck.  Cacao Bean, just beyond the A44 Oxford road is a pleasure to behold. A coffee, pastry and cake shop.

 01608 652060  

Cotswold Lion Cafe, The Discovery Centre, Northleach

For home-made cakes, soups and wifi. Comfortable and ideal for meeting up with colleagues and friends. Entrance to the Lloyd Baker Countryside Collection of ancient farm vehicles and paraphanalia. Plenty of parking, too.

Open daily 9.30-4.30. 

01451 861563

Fieldfare Cafe, Thistledown Farm

You can expect creative and flourishing fare (food influenced by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine) in keeping with their raison d’etre, an organic farm in an English landscape of rare beauty. Their clay oven prepares wood-fired sourdough pizzas on Friday and Saturday nights. Open W-Su mostly out of season and all year in the summer holidays.

01453 860420

Food Fanatics, 12 North St., Winchcombe.  

A delicatessen and coffee shop serving quiches, cheeses, pates, pastries and cold meats. On hand, gifts such as Gentlemen’s Relish and more.

Open daily. 


Foodie Bugle Shop, No 7 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath

An eclectic mix of farmhouse kitchen, street cafe and hardware shop. The food is fresh, from sandwiches to soups, to hot chocolates. Silvana’s produce will prepare you for your day in Bath, and maybe, provide some inspiration. 

07762 330519

Gusto Deli and Café, 12 Montpelier Walk, Cheltenham

Great coffee, great breakfasts, a tasty selection of pasta and salads with great views of Montpelier people watching and Cheltenham life. 

01241 239111  

Hampers Food & Wine Company, Oxford St., Woodstock

A great deli and café provides a wide range of sandwiches, paninis and cakes whilst next door you can sit down, relax and enjoy the crack.

Open daily.

01993 815535

Huxleys, Chipping Campden

Perhaps, a glass of Prosecco, an Earl Grey tea, some Antipasti, a Bruschette, a salad, or breakfast, to start your day, then it has to be Huxleys, where you can sit, alfresco, and watch the world come to you.  

 01386 849077


Le Patissier Anglais, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold

Herewith,  a delectable experience for those with a passion for pastries, home-made mousses, savoy quiches, and coffee.  No bread. The Proprietor is a Pastry Chef who trained with Albert Roux. So, if you seek a personal service, and to chat with a Maestro…

Open M-Sa 9-5.  When he sells out, he closes. 

01451 870571

Made By Bob, Corn Hall, Cirencester

A popular food emporia open from 7.30 for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas. It’s got Ciren’s Ladies of Means in a frenzy of excitement, all rushing in for their champagne cocktails and made-up TV dinners. 

01285 641818