Lancaster Coffee Culture

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Fancy a taste of Lancaster’s coffee culture? ☕
With a variety of cosy coffee spots dotted around town, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to your next brew.

Lancaster’s highly desirable coffee shops sit in the heart of the bustling city. Just a short walk from historic sites, high-street shops, and a variety of restaurants.

There are some absolutely fantastic places to enjoy a delicious coffee around the city centre – so watch the video and check out our picks below to find out more!


Holm Coffee


Lancaster’s local Scandinavian coffee shop serving open sandwiches, pastries and cakes along with freshly ground coffee, tea and cold brews.Holm’s team prides itself on keeping things local, with the vast majority of produce used in our cafe coming from Lancashire suppliers, except for a few Scandinavian treats of course!

Holm can be found on Lancaster’s China Street.


Brew Coffee Shop

Brew Coffee Shop is a small independent cafe in Lancaster serving speciality drinks, seasonal food and freshly baked cakes.
Amazing coffee, tasty food served in a casual atmosphere showcasing Lancaster’s finest produce by people who love their jobs.

You can find Brew in the city centre on Brock Street.

The Herbarium

A fantastic city-centre vegan establishment, The Herbarium, is a project born out of love for plant-based living, yoga, and the local community.
Creating a venue with a little bit of home, The Herb is a multi functional space housed in a historical three-story building in Lancaster, with a little bit of something for everyone.  You will find a hangout cafe, yoga studio, bar, and facilities for events.

Pay them a visit today on Lancaster’s Great John Street, just off Dalton Square.

Journey Social


Speciality coffee shop in Lancaster offering the best Lancastrian produce for Brunch and Lunch, with a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.
Whether you’re after flat whites and French toast, Americanos with Avocados, or espressos and (perfectly poached) eggs, Journey Social has got you covered.

You can find them behind Lancaster City Museum on New Street.

Printroom Cafe and Bar


Hidden within one of the oldest parts of Lancaster is a refreshing addition to the city’s popular food and drink scene.
Printroom Café & Bar, located in the historic Storey Building on Meeting House Lane, is quickly establishing itself as a popular casual eatery with a passion for local, independent and responsibly sourced produce.
Perfect for coffee and cake, casual dining and craft beer; Printroom is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or after work drinks in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.

You can find this fantastic cafe in Lancaster’s Storey building, which also houses event and exhibition spaces.

Atkinsons Cafes


Atkinsons has been sourcing, roasting and brewing some of the best coffee and tea from around the world here in Lancaster since 1837.
The beautiful old shop is now the centrepiece of a thriving Independent Coffee sector. Atkinsons are big believers in Relationship Coffee. Building strong sustainable links with their coffee growers and like-minded café owners, as well as coffee enthusiasts at home.

Not only do they have a spectacular coffee shop, but they also have fantastic cafes dotted around the city, keep reading to learn more!


The Music Room

Music Room

Hidden away in Lancaster’s Sun Square, Atkinson’s first cafe sits at the foot of an exquisite 1730s Palladian facade in a Landmark Trust building, The Music Room.
The menu is made up of Single Origin coffees ground and brewed by the cup, Espresso based drinks and Loose Leaf teas. Cakes are baked daily by Debbie Kaye at The Bakery.

Don’t miss out on this hidden gem, located in one of Lancaster’s most historic spots.


The Hall

The Hall

Located next door to Atkinsons fantastic tea and coffee emporium on China Street, this stunning cafe serves syphon coffee and lever espresso along with freshly baked cakes and delicious desserts. Since opening, The Hall has won awards for BSA Best Flat White, UKBC Heats Best Espresso and Cappuccino and recently has produced semi finalists in the UK Barista and Latte Art Championship.
They also serve savoury food and alcohol during the day and until 21.30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with live music on Saturdays from 9pm. Cakes are baked daily by Debbie Kaye at The Bakery.

You can find them next door to the Atkinsons Coffee and Tea shop on China Street.


Kitchen Cafe at Lancaster Castle

Not only is this another entry from Atkinsons (meaning you can find their usual delicious coffee selection), but this cafe is also one of the most stunning places in the whole city, located inside the incredible Lancaster Castle!
Come and enjoy a relaxing drink in unique and stunning surroundings, soaking up over 1,000 years of history!


There are many more fantastic places around the city to grab a coffee or enjoy a delicious meal, so head on over to our Eat and Drink page to find out more.